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LPFM Watch: New LPFM To Host Grassroots Radio Conference

There have been no new low-power FM construction permits issued since August 20. The unprocessed applications that remain are ones that require additional review or are part of sticky MX groups of competing applications, such as the 18 applicants for 101.5 FM in Los Angeles and four applicants battling it out over 102.5 FM in San Francisco.

However, don’t expect any additional motion from the FCC for the next week. The Commission shut down online database systems yesterday for maintenance over the Labor Day holiday. They’re scheduled to be back up on September 9.

Grassroots Radio Conference To Be Hosted by Upstate NY LPFM

This year’s Grassroots Radio Conference will be hosted by a new LPFM station that has been on the air only about a month. WLPP-LP is holding the conference on September 24 through 27 in Palenville, NY, about ten miles north of Woodstock.

The GRC is an opportunity for community radio broadcasters and supporters to come together for skill-sharing and spirited discussion. With so many LPFM stations going on the air in the next year or so, several workshops will be dedicated to building a station and getting it on the air.

WLPP is the second LPFM station to host the GRC. WRFU-LP in Urbana, IL hosted the conference in 2012.

You can learn more about this year’s GRC when I talk with the organizers of on next week’s edition of the Radio Survivor Podcast.

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