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LPFM Watch: Hispanic Arts of Tampa Responds to Complaint Filed Against its LPFM + More News

A few weeks ago we reported on complaints being made by a commercial radio group against Tampa, Florida-area low power FM (LPFM) station WVVF-LP in reference to its choice in programming. The Beasley Media Group (BMG), which operates a 50,000 watt commercial radio station in the area (WYUU), argued that Hispanic Arts of Tampa (WVVF) […]

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LPFM Watch: Community Radio Celebrates National Radio Day Today

Happy National Radio Day! It’s been exciting to see all of the radio love today, especially from folks affiliated with new low power FM (LPFM) radio stations. I’m particularly sad that I can’t be in Seattle today for its National Radio Day celebration. The city has been a hotbed of LPFM activity (see this great […]

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Alternative to What? Finding a Better Definition for Community Radio

We’re always interested in hearing from our readers and recently received an email from Myke Atkinson, the Station Manager of University of Calgary-based community radio station CJSW-FM in Calgary, Canada. He had written a piece about community radio for the National Campus/Community Radio Association’s email list and thought that it would be of interest to […]

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Can community radio counter the influence of Maoist rebels in India?

The Hindu newspaper wants to know why community radio isn’t being more widely deployed in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. “. . . the state continues to overlook and under-utilise the radio in countering Maoist influence,” an opinion piece notes. “Oddly enough, this so in a region populated by numerous tribal languages that possess rich oral […]

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Radio Survivor Podcast #7: The FCC’s Legacy of Failure with Media Ownership Policy

On this episode Dr. Christopher Terry from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee tells us how the FCC has fumbled its updates of media ownership regulation for a dozen years, and why that’s important. We also learn why community radio and independent musicians should care that NPR has left the MIC coalition, a lobbying group targeting music […]

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A Middle Ground Between Unlicensed Micropower & LPFM?

Michael Gaines contacted us after doing some research about the potential for very low power FM radio–something under 100 watts, but higher than the milliwatts permissible for unlicensed Part 15 transmissions. After an email exchange on the topic–which revealed we both worked at the same college radio station in New Jersey–I encouraged Michael to share […]

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