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Entrance to high school radio station KBPS-AM. Photo: J. Waits

My Visit to the Oldest High School Radio Station in the U.S.: Portland’s KBPS

Radio Survivor readers are well aware of my passion for radio history and my appreciation for high school radio. For those reasons, it was a thrill to finally visit KBPS 1450 AM in Portland, Oregon a couple of months ago. Licensed to Portland Public Schools, the station is housed at Benson Polytechnic High School (thus […]

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Community radio station KBOO's mural outside its building in Portland, Oregon. Photo: J. Waits

Touring Community Radio Station KBOO in Portland

Although I’d been to Portland, Oregon-based community radio station KBOO back in 2013 (when I did a crazy, jam-packed day of touring four radio stations), it was an unplanned, drop-in visit and didn’t warrant an official post. For that reason, I was glad to be able to schedule an proper visit when I was in […]

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KWVA This Way sign at college radio station KWVA

Visiting College Radio Station KWVA at University of Oregon

For a family vacation to the Pacific Northwest earlier this month, I proposed a road trip, in part because I hoped to see some radio stations along the way. As we set out on our second day of travel on Saturday, August 1st, our first radio destination was University of Oregon’s college radio station KWVA-FM […]

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#LPFM News

LPFM Watch: MX Groups in West to Be Processed Soon, 3 More Granted LPFMS, Growing Gardens Turns Back Permit

Although it was another slow week for LPFM application grants, we are hearing details about how the FCC may handle the large number of pending applicants facing competition from other groups. These so-called mutually exclusive, or MX, applicants are waiting to hear the status of their applications. According to Michi Eyre of REC Networks, the […]

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