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KEXP Celebrates National Radio Week by Honoring Other Radio Stations

National Radio Day is approaching this Sunday, August 20 and in advance of that, public radio station KEXP in Seattle is doing a week’s worth of special programming “dedicated to celebrating and remembering radio stations that went off the air or changed formats,” according to a press release. It’s rare that radio stations pay homage […]

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Radio Station Visit #139 – WFUV at Fordham University

No two radio station tours are alike. More often than not I’m solo, trekking into hidden corners of campuses from early in the morning to late at night. Occasionally family, friends or radio colleagues will join me, sometimes tag teaming with me as I interview station personnel. My visit to Fordham University’s music-focused NPR-affiliated public […]

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The ‘Right’ Voices

I recently rediscovered a National Public Radio (NPR) article that addressed a 2014 study by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on ‘Public Attitudes and Understanding’ of ‘Science and Technology’ in which only 74% of those surveyed thought that the Earth orbits the Sun. To rephrase and reframe that statement, that’s approximately 26% of the population of the United […]

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UMass Dartmouth Files FCC Paperwork for Proposed WUMD College Radio Station License Sale

Yesterday, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth announced plans to sell the license for music-focused college radio station WUMD-FM to Rhode Island Public Radio (RIPR) for use as a talk-oriented public radio station. Today, FCC paperwork was filed, revealing more details about the deal. In addition to UMass Dartmouth’s application to assign the WUMD license to RIPR, […]

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Peconic Public Broadcasting Asked to Forfeit $10K for Public File Violations

Public radio station WPPB-FM in Southampton, New York must forfeit $10,000 to the U.S. government due to public file violations. According to an order released by the FCC this week, the station, whose license is held by Peconic Public Broadcasting, neglected to maintain 13 of its quarterly issues and programs lists. After the FCC issued […]

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Webcast Royalty Rates Set for College, Community & Public Stations

The Copyright Royalty Board recently released two orders that affect community and college radio stations. The CRB sets the royalty rates that webcasters pay for the right to play recorded music. Royalties are paid to SoundExchange, a non-profit group that distributes payments to musicians and record labels. These payments only apply to online streaming broadcasts, […]

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