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College Radio Survivor: Faculty Ask to Halt WDBK Sale, KRFH Launches LPFM, KDMC-LP Leaves Air, and More News

I spent last week traveling and happily immersed in the world of college radio and so this week’s College Radio Survivor will be a super-sized edition (apologies for the lack of a column last week). I presented at the Saving College Radio Symposium last Friday in College Park, Maryland and this Monday I gave a […]

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LPFM Watch: Low-Power Radio Workshop at NFCB & More LPFM News

The assignment of LPFM construction permits creeps forward, with the total now at 1137 new stations approved. It still seems like the FCC is not yet dealing with frequencies where there are multiple applicants, known as MX groups (for mutually exclusive). However, applicants that filed amendments in order to no longer compete with others are […]

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Newly Granted College and High School LPFMs are Next Wave of Student Broadcasters

Last week the FCC began granting new LPFM applications and so far, it has granted several applications for new LPFM college, high school, and middle school radio stations. I profiled two of the college stations, Washington College and York Technical College, in College Radio Survivor on Friday and in this post I will run through […]

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Amazon's $179 Cyber-Monday Kindle Fire HDX deal makes a great internet radio

Amazon’s $179 Cyber-Monday Kindle Fire HDX deal makes a great internet radio

For today, Cyber-Monday, Amazon has its high-end 7″ tablet, the Kindle Fire HDX, on sale for a very low $179. As portable, multi-function devices, tablets make great internet radios, as Matthew explained when he received his first generation Kindle fire. Tablets are well suited for both listening and producing podcasts, too. Amazon also happens to […]

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LPFM Applicants in San Francisco to Compete with East Bay and Peninsula Groups

The competition for a new low power FM (LPFM) radio license in San Francisco is even tougher than I thought. Earlier this week I took a look at the 15 applicants who are seeking LPFM licenses in San Francisco proper. It turns out, if one looks outside the city, there are additional applications for the […]

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Groups request LPFM application extension from FCC due to government shutdown

As they promised, a coalition of low-power community radio support groups submitted a filing with the FCC today, the Commission’s first day back at work after the government shutdown, addressing the LPFM licensing window that was originally scheduled to open this past Tuesday. That filing has already been posted to the FCC’s database and is […]

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15 Seattle area non-profits coordinate to apply for LPFM licenses

The Seattle and Puget Sound region of Washington State has been the site of some thoughtful local coordination around low-power FM, with Sabrina Roach at Brown Paper Tickets assisting a community of non-profit groups in the effort. Today they announced that 15 non-profits and universities are ready to apply for LPFM licenses when the FCC […]

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Speaking of unions… KBOO employees ratify 1st contract

A little while after I hit publish on the post about Chicago Public Media workers seeking SAG-AFTRA representation, this report from NW Labor Press came across the transom. On October 8 employees at community radio KBOO-FM in Portland, OR ratified their first contract as a collective bargaining unit. The employees joined the Communications Workers of […]

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Pacifica to carry Feature Story News to fill void left by FSRN closure

With the closure of Free Speech Radio News this past Friday, Pacifica stations and some 100 community radio affiliates are left with a half-hour hole in their schedules. This weekend Pacifica announced that beginning today the network will be carrying a half-hour broadcast of Feature Story News where FSRN used to be. For some community […]

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