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LPFM Watch: Reed College and Drury University to go LPFM and More LPFM News

This week ten more groups were granted construction permits for new low power FM (LPFM) radio stations. I’m thrilled to see two colleges and one school district in the mix, as not many schools have received grants in the past few months. By my count, 76 colleges/universities have now received new LPFM construction permits (out […]

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LPFM Watch: Snuggle Buddy, UTD Dallas, and a Tribal Nation to Launch New Radio Stations + More News

This week was a little bit busier for low power FM (LPFM) hopefuls. Twenty one groups were granted permits this week and 17 applications were dismissed, bringing the grand total of granted applications to 1,785 from the fall 2013 application window. (more…)

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LPFM Watch: 22 More Groups Granted Construction Permits for New Radio Stations

This week, 22 more groups were granted construction permits for new low power FM (LPFM) radio stations. This brings the grand total of granted construction permits from the fall 2013 application window to 1,759. Among the new grantees this week, 12 of the organizations are churches or religious groups and 10 are other non-profits. In […]

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LPFM Watch: New Radio Stations for Georgia Radio Hall of Fame, University of Oklahoma, Northside High and 11 Religious Groups

This week, a wide range of groups were granted construction permits for new low power FM (LPFM) radio stations, including 11 church-related organizations. Additionally, a high school that has had its permit for a year, just launched a streaming radio station in anticipation of building its LPFM, while another school district is working on plans […]

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LPFM Watch: New Community Radio Stations Coming to Chicago, Toledo, Philadelphia, and More

As I compose this post, it’s “stormageddon” in the San Francisco Bay Area. On stormy days like this, I’m incredibly grateful for hyper-local media like low power FM radio stations. We’ve been glued to local TV news to see the trajectory of wind and rain today and I’ve also never heard so many Emergency Alert […]

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LPFM Watch: Olympia All Ages Project, WRVU Friends and Family, and City of Boston in Latest Batch of New Grants

It’s been a busy few weeks for low power FM radio, with 30 applications granted in the last two weeks, bringing the total to 1,506 new grants as a result of the fall 2013 filing window. Today is also the deadline for groups in the second settlement window to file certain types of amendments and […]

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LPFM Watch: 10 More LPFMs + Get Ready for KZIT, WSAX and WXOX

As of today, 1468 new low power FM (LPFM) construction permits have been issued as a result of the fall 2013 application window. As 2014 draws to a close, we’re hearing more and more about the plans for many of these new stations. In case you missed our other LPFM coverage this week, be sure […]

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LPFM Watch: More than 40 New Grants to Birthchoice, Art x FM, Poor Magazine, Providence Academy and Others

It was a big week for LPFM grants, with the total number of issued construction permits for the 2013 filing window passing 1400. More than 40 permits were granted in the past week to a wide range of non-profits, including cultural groups, public access television stations, religious groups, schools, arts-oriented non-profits, as well as to […]

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Jones College Sells WKTZ-FM and WJAX-AM Licenses to Religious Broadcaster EMF

The FCC has granted the assignment of two radio licenses held by Jones College to religious broadcaster Educational Media Foundation (EMF). Licenses for WKTZ-FM and WJAX-AM in Jacksonville, Florida were sold to EMF for the purchase price of $3,375,000. This ends a 50-year legacy of radio at Jones College, with has up until recently broadcast […]

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LPFM Watch: No Ads on LPFM HD, San Francisco Grants, and More LPFM News

As of yesterday, the FCC has granted 1341 new low power FM (LPFM) applications from the fall 2013 filing window. As the process continues, new questions have cropped up, including queries about HD on LPFM. After some sleuthing with the FCC, Radio World reported this week that LPFM stations are not authorized to sell advertising […]

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