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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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FCC Approves Assignment of Former WRVU License to Nashville Public Radio

In a letter dated today (PDF), the FCC approved the renewal application and assigned the license for WFCL to Nashville Public Radio. The non-commercial FM station was formerly Vanderbilt University’s college radio station WRVU-FM (see my profile of the station from 2010). Back in 2011, students were taken off the air at WRVU and the […]

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College Radio Survivor: College Radio News Round-Up

As the FCC works its way through the recent batch of LPFM applications, we’re continuing to see some reports from college radio stations who are anxiously awaiting news. One such applicant, Middlesex Community College in Middletown, Connecticut, is hoping to build a radio station in partnership with the local community and with a local high […]

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FCC Approves WXLV-FM License Assignment to Religious Broadcaster

FM broadcasts for Lehigh Carbon Community College radio station WXLV will cease by early April, following the consummation of the sale of the FM license to Four Rivers Community Broadcasting. On January 28, the FCC approved the assignment of the 90.3 FM license to the religious broadcaster. An article in the Express-Times states that, “On-the-air […]

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Lehigh Carbon Community College Files Paperwork to Sell WXLV FM License to Four Rivers Community Broadcasting

Back in 2011, we reported that Lehigh Carbon Community College station WXLV 90.3 FM in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania was rumored to be up for sale. Fans of the college radio station held rallies, crafted a petition, and formed a Facebook group in order to voice concerns about the sale. However, a year and a half later, […]

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USF Granted Request to Limit Scope of FCC Inquiry into Pending KUSF Sale

University of San Francisco (USF) and Classical Public Radio Network (CPRN) are probably in the midst of scrambling to pull together documents for the FCC regarding the proposed sale of college radio station KUSF and the currently-in-place “Public Service Operating Agreement” (PSOA) which is allowing CPRN to air classical music station KDFC over the KUSF […]

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Sad Final Moments of WRVU’s Terrestrial Broadcast Recounted as Supporters Fight Proposed College Radio Station Sale

As I read through the accounts of WRVU’s final terrestrial moments last week, I get a horrible feeling of deja vu as I recall how I felt when learning about the sudden shut-downs of KTXT and KUSF. Although Vanderbilt Student Communications had alerted WRVU to the possibility that the station could be sold back in […]

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KUSF Studio Dismantled Prematurely While Sale of College Radio Station Awaits FCC Approval

Just four months after University of San Francisco (USF) pulled the plug on KUSF’s terrestrial broadcast, the former KUSF studio in Phelan Hall has been dismantled. When I stopped by the station on May 17, DJs were still broadcasting from the now online-only I was told that May 18th would be the final day […]

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