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LPFM Watch: Numerous Time Shares Awarded, College Radio LPFM to move to full power, and More News

In the world of low power FM (LPFM) this week, news centers around some current and former college radio groups, a few license cancellations, and a number of construction permits granted for stations that will operate with time-share arrangements. The total number of construction permits granted from the 2013 window is now 1,622.

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KUSF in Exile/SF Community Radio

Visiting KUSF-in-Exile aka San Francisco Community Radio Four Years after the KUSF Shutdown

In honor of Sunday’s 4-year anniversary of the shutdown of University of San Francisco’s college radio station KUSF’s 90.3 FM signal, it seemed like the perfect occasion to visit KUSF-in-Exile/San Francisco Community Radio (SFCR).

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LPFM Watch

LPFM News: A Good Start to 2015

FCC’s Media Bureau got right to work after the New Year’s holiday, granting seventeen more low-power FM construction permits. Eight of these are in the large urban markets of Portland, OR, Tucson, AZ, Saint Paul, MN and Providence, RI. Some of the interesting groups include the Xerocraft hackerspace which was approved for 100.1 FM and […]

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What community radio is saying on New Year’s eve

Some community radio/podcasting related missives we are getting from our Facebook and Twitter pages as of, well, now. From Radio Valencia in San Francisco: It is going to be the first live @RadioValenciaSF show of the year! Do not miss tomrorow’s #protonicreversal with Mr. @congletonjohn — Conan Neutron (@conanneutron) December 31, 2014 From ARTxFM in […]

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Electron Benders! More Low Power FM applicants to watch for

The Federal Communications Commission has released its settlement window for Low Power FM radio station applicants in the southeastern states (public notice here). Now the Commission will choose among these 281 non-profit contenders deemed eligible for LFPMs in various southern markets. As is my habit, I am surveying the list of groups for the most intriguing […]

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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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Reel to Reels at college radio station WMFO

Radio Poetry and the Archiving of Acoustic Space

Lisa Hollenbach is a literary scholar interested in poetry broadcasts from the 1950s to the 1970s. In her recent post for Antenna Blog‘s Radio Preservation Task Force series  she describes her work as dealing with “several neglected cultural fronts at once, examining forms long declared dead” including poetry, radio, spoken word recording, and the Pacifica […]

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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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