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College Radio Watch: College Radio’s Influence on Music Biz, WLUW Axes Some Community Shows, and More News

As I wrote in LPFM Watch yesterday, it’s thrilling to see the increasing number of college radio stations with new low power FM (LPFM) construction permits. With the addition of Reed College and Drury University this week, that brings the total number of granted LPFM construction permits for colleges and universities (from the 2013 application […]

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Santa Barbara classical radio in peril

Santa Barbara, California’s eight decades old classical radio signal KDB 93.7 FM is up for auction. The Santa Barbara Foundation, which owns the license, has voted to sell it off. The Foundation’s principals say that the operation has run up big deficits that the non-profit cannot afford. “Unfortunately, despite the on-air pleas we made during […]

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KDFC Expands Range in SF Bay Area

Classical KDFC Maps Future as Los Gatos Translator Transfers to USC

The ongoing broadcasts of Classical KDFC in the San Francisco Bay Area have been made possible by a complicated series of transactions involving both commercial and non-commercial radio entities. Today the KDFC brand is owned by Classical Public Radio Network (CPRN), although its broadcasts also appear on stations that are owned by University of Southern […]

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KUSF is No More after Classical Public Radio Network Changes Call Letters to KOSC

Last week the FCC approved the assignment of University of San Francisco (USF)’s non-commercial radio license KUSF to Classical Public Radio Network. Upon consummation of the license assignment, the FCC agreed to change the call letters for the San Francisco-based 90.3 FM non-commercial radio station from KUSF to KOSC. The effective date for the call […]

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Counsel for Friends of KUSF “Profoundly Disappointed” with FCC’s Ruling on KUSF Sale and Plan to Appeal

Today the FCC granted consent to the assignment of the license for University of San Francisco (USF) radio station KUSF to Classical Public Radio Network (CPRN). In light of this news, Friends of KUSF has announced that they intend to appeal the FCC’s approval of the license transfer. According to a statement from the lawyers […]

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FCC Fines USF and CPRN $50K and Grants KUSF License to Classical Public Radio Network

Nearly 17 months after University of San Francisco (USF)’s college radio station KUSF was shut down without warning, the FCC has granted the KUSF license to Classical Public Radio Network (CPRN). For those who have been fighting this sale for all this time, there might be some comfort in the fact that the FCC has […]

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KDFC Announces its South Bay Signal KXSC will Launch June 15

For over two months now, we’ve been sharing the news about Classical KDFC’s plans to expand coverage into the South Bay over 104.9 FM. The FCC granted Principle Broadcasting’s request to transfer the license for formerly Spanish-language KCNL 104.9 FM to University of Southern California (USC) on May 21, 2012 and the deal was consummated […]

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KCNL ends Save Alternative weekend programming as Sale to USC Draws Near

On Tuesday we broke the news that the FCC has approved the transfer of Spanish language radio station KCNL in Sunnyvale, California to the University of Southern California (USC) for use as an outlet for classical music station KDFC. KCNL, which is owned by Principle Broadcasting Network, has been airing brokered Spanish talk programming as […]

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