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Pine, maple, or fig? KUSP of Santa Cruz considers its options

Public/community radio station KUSP-FM of Santa Cruz, California has announced three public meetings to discuss the station’s future. As we’ve reported, principals for the debt ridden signal recently voted to sell its license to the Classical Public Radio Network, which runs classical station KDFC in San Francisco. Since then KUSP supporters have urged the station’s […]

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LPFM Watch: Foundation for a Beautiful Life and Caribbean Festival Association to go LPFM, plus more news

It’s been a slow week for LPFM news, with only a couple of new construction permits granted. One application was dismissed this week and, sadly, one existing license was canceled. However, there’s potentially exciting news for stations hoping to upgrade, as a proposal for a new 250 watt LPFM service is officially open for public […]

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NFCB Holding Regional Summits for Community Radio Stations

This year the National Federation for Community Broadcasters is holding regional summits instead of one big national conference. The registration price is lower, and travel should be easier and less expensive for most people. Therefore they’re great opportunities for community broadcasters, especially new LPFM stations, to meet likeminded radio-makers and take advantage of what the […]

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LPFM Watch: REC Proposes LPFM Power Increase to 250 watts + 9 More LPFM construction permits

This week we only saw nine more grants for new low power FM (LPFM) construction permits, but it doesn’t mean that it was all quiet on the LPFM front. REC Networks has filed a Petition for Rule Making with the FCC with the intention of helping “LPFM stations enhance their signal within their current three […]

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Touring Future LPFM Radio Station ARTxFM in Louisville

One of my most eagerly anticipated radio station tours this year was to see ARTxFM in Louisville, Kentucky. I’ve been friends with its founder, Sharon Scott, for several years and have been closely monitoring the station’s progress as a streaming radio station (it launched in 2012). In October 2014, ARTxFM was granted a construction permit […]

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LPFM Watch: 11 More LPFMs and New Call Signs Reflect Community of Chinese Language LPFMs

This week, 11 more groups were granted construction permits for new low power FM (LPFM) radio stations, bringing the grand total to 1,804 new LPFMs from the fall 2013 application window. Also, the FCC released a list of recent call sign actions, including the call signs for some of the new LPFM stations. One of […]

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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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