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LPFM Watch: 1 New Construction Permit; Hip-Hop LPFM Comes to Charlottesville

One more low-power FM construction permit was issued this week, to the Northside Baptist Church of Charlotte, NC, which will broadcast on 93.1 FM. In other LPFM news, C-Ville reports on a new hip-hop low-power station that went on the air October 5 in Charlottesville, VA. According to the article WVAI 101.3 FM Jamz will […]

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Official count of LPFM applications to be released in a week

Update Nov. 21, 2013: The FCC actually released the official application total earlier than expected. See our updated report for details: Official count of LPFM applications lower than some expectations There’s been a bit of speculation amongst low-power FM community radio supporters since the licensing window closed last Friday. With all the energy and excitement […]

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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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About Low Power FM

Updated March 17, 2016 Summary Low-Power FM (LPFM) is a class of non-commercial FM station intended for non-profit groups to create non-commercial stations that are both inexpensive to build and operate. Because of their low power levels they serve limited geographic areas and are ideal for serving small and underserved communities. The second window to […]

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FCC Low Power FM time sharing rules: will they work?

I am continuing to peruse the Federal Communication Commission’s latest regulations for Low Power FM stations. The FCC promises an application window around October. Some of the rules make obvious sense. Others strike me as pretty gnarly, the gnarliest among them the provisions for voluntary and involuntary time sharing of LPFM stations. I wonder how […]

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Common Frequency Reserves KUSF for New Oregon Radio Station

KUSF FM Lives on… In Oregon

Today the FCC released its most recent list of call sign actions. Amid the alphabet soup of new and changed call signs was a familiar set of letters: K-U-S-F. As of July 20, 2012, Common Frequency has reserved the former University of San Francisco radio station’s call letters for a yet-to-be-constructed non-commercial radio station at […]

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