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LPFM Stations Get a Boost

For the first time, the FCC just granted booster stations to two LPFMs in California. Like the name implies, a booster helps a station to fill in parts of its broadcast area where geographic impediments–like hills or mountains–prevent the signal from being received well where it otherwise should be heard. Unlike a translator repeater station, […]

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Vintage Radio radio history

REC Launches Radio History Project

Today REC Networks announced that it has begun work on the REC Radio History Project. It has started to mine the FCC database for historic AM station information and will be adding that material to the REC Broadcast Query tool. So far, it’s added information related to Los Angeles stations KFI and KHJ. According to […]

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LPFM Watch: 19 applications for new community radio in the Second City

We’ve reviewed LPFM applications in Los Angeles and San Francisco, so in this week’s LPFM Watch it’s time to dive into apps from the nation’s Second City, Chicago. I also take a look at the current count of applications that have been accepted and dismissed. Finally, I review instructions for telling the FCC that you […]

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Groups request LPFM application extension from FCC due to government shutdown

As they promised, a coalition of low-power community radio support groups submitted a filing with the FCC today, the Commission’s first day back at work after the government shutdown, addressing the LPFM licensing window that was originally scheduled to open this past Tuesday. That filing has already been posted to the FCC’s database and is […]

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Three takes on how many new LPFMs might be in major markets

Three takes on how many new LPFMs might be in major markets

How many new LPFM stations will there be? That is one of the biggest questions on the mind of community radio supporters, especially since the FCC’s March ruling resolving the tension between processing the backlog of translator applications and saving room for new low-power stations. Radio World recently published a short survey of best guesses […]

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