Top Menu

Tag Archives | Community Radio

LPFM Watch

LPFM Watch: The Six Segments of LPFM + More Community Radio in Seattle

I just noticed a great piece on REC Networks, “The Six Segments of LPFM,” which outlines the wide array of groups that hold licenses for low power FM (LFPM) radio stations. As we’ve been following the growth of LPFM, particularly after the 2013 application window, I have been interested to learn more about stations in […]

Continue Reading 0
Map of Botswana and Southern Africa

Botswana debates whether community radio encourages “tribalism”

An advisory group to the Parliament of Botswana has unanimously endorsed the establishment of community radio stations in that southern African country to “mitigate communication breakdown between Dikgosi and their communities.” Dikgosi is the plural for Kgosi, a Setswana word for tribal chief. The problem, as the advisory board Ntlo ya Dikgosi sees it, is that […]

Continue Reading 1
Digital Watch feature image

Digital Watch: Apple Music Conflict Highlights the Problem of Free Music

Apple Music raised the hackles of musicians–especially independent artists and those signed to independent labels–this week. That conflict highlights the brewing storm over the future of free music–that is, music that listeners don’t have to pay for directly to hear. As nearly all players struggle to make money from music, I argue that independent non-commercial […]

Continue Reading 0
KEXP's live recording studio in 2014

KEXP to Launch “Under the Needle: the KEXP Sessions” over College and Community Radio

Non-commercial radio station KEXP has created quite a name for itself with its emphasis on live in-studio sessions in its Seattle digs and has been recording hundreds of performances every year. Beginning this fall, KEXP will start sharing select live performances with college and community radio stations (including new low power FM stations) from all […]

Continue Reading 0
LPFM Watch

LPFM Watch: Emergency Permit for LPFM in Texas Flood Area, WJJA-LP Donates License, and More News

There continues to be a slow trickle of newly granted low power FM (LPFM) construction permits this month, with 5 more granted this week. Additionally, a few applications were dismissed, including Greater Broadcasting Network, Inc. (Duncanville, Texas) and Iglesia Pentecostes del Principe de Paz (Grand Prairie, Texas). Also, a LPFM that is still fundraising in […]

Continue Reading 0
Leo Blais sign at WMBR

Solving the Mystery of the Ubiquitous Radio Station Call Letter Signs: The Leo Blais Interview

For quite a few years I’ve been intrigued by and obsessed with the handmade 3-dimensional radio station call letter signs that I’ve seen at numerous college and community radio stations all over the United States. One of the signs is posted at KFJC, where I volunteer and DJ, so I see it every week. I […]

Continue Reading 0
KUSP

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 […]

Continue Reading 5
LPFM Watch

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 […]

Continue Reading 1
NFCB_logo_600px

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 […]

Continue Reading 0

Powered by WordPress. Designed by WooThemes