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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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Centenary College Radio Station WNTI to be sold to University of Pennsylvania’s WXPN

Today it was announced that Centenary College plans to sell the license for its public radio station WNTI 91.9 FM to University of Pennsylvania for use as another outpost for programming from its Philadelphia-based public radio station WXPN-FM. The sale price is $1,250,000. Additionally, part of the contract specifies the equivalent of $500,000 in underwriting […]

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Centenary College Plans to Sell License for Public-Community Radio Station WNTI

Today Centenary College announced that it plans to sell the license for its community/public radio station WNTI-FM in Hackettstown, New Jersey to another, yet to be identified, public radio station. Up until this point WNTI has been an Adult Album Alternative-focused station airing a mix of local, community-produced programming, NPR news, and syndicated shows like […]

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