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FCC Releases new LPFM Application Form 318 - Low Power FM Radio

FCC Releases new LPFM Application Form 318 - Low Power FM Radio | LPAM Radio | Scoop.it
The Federal Communications Commission has released a new form 318, Application for a new LPFM Radio station. This new form will be used for the upcoming Low Power FM Radio Filing window.
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CISPA is back: worst Internet law since SOPA needs you to fight it!

CISPA is back: worst Internet law since SOPA needs you to fight it! | LPAM Radio | Scoop.it
CISPA is a sweeping, privacy-annihilating Internet law that we killed last year. The Congressmen who introduced it haven't learned their lesson and they've reintroduced it. The price of freedom is ...
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LPFM POWER GRAB BY BIG BROADCASTING CHAIN

LPFM POWER GRAB BY BIG BROADCASTING CHAIN | LPAM Radio | Scoop.it
The Petition's proposed rule changes would make it MUCH easier for a chain-affiliated station to be classified as a "local" station for purposes of LPFM eligibility.
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LIFE TALK RADIO (LTR) of Simi Valley, California   --   an evangelical satellator chain   --   filed a  Petition For Reconsideration on January 10.    The Petition's proposed rule changes would make it MUCH easier for a chain-affiliated station to be classified as a "local" station for purposes of LPFM eligibility.

 

IF GRANTED, THE LTR PETITION COULD BE A MAJOR BREACH OF THE "FIRE WALL" WHICH CURRENTLY PREVENTS OWNERSHIP OF LPFM STATIONS BY ESTABLISHED BROADCASTING INTERESTS. Please file Reply Comments, in FCC Docket 99-25, which oppose the LIFE TALK RADIO Petition!!
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Part 15: Dating a Radio Station Girl « mikeladano

Part 15: Dating a Radio Station Girl « mikeladano | LPAM Radio | Scoop.it
You would think a Record Store Dude and a Radio Station Girl would make beautiful music together. (Sorry I couldn't resist saying that…I promise I'll never do it again.) When I first starting dating Radio Station Girl in 2003, ...
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LPAM Radio Cost and Tools | LPAM Radio / Part 15

Costs and Tools. Starting a low power radio station is certainly a lot cheaper than a commercial, professional station. But it still costs money, anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars depending on the ...
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LPAM Radio / Part 15 Radio

LPAM Radio / Part 15 Radio | LPAM Radio | Scoop.it
LPAM Radio / Part 15 Radio. Leave a reply. Low Power AM (LPAM) is one of the most undocumented and underutilized concepts I have ever seen in my work with radio. When it comes to Low Power FM (LPFM), information is ...
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2013 LPFM Radio Filing Window Announced! - The LPFM Store

2013 LPFM Radio Filing Window Announced! - The LPFM Store | LPAM Radio | Scoop.it
It's official! Today the Federal Communications Commission announce the official dates that the LPFM filing window will be open! The Window will open on October 15th and will close on October 29th, 2013.
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Three New LPFM Petitions for Reconsideration

Three New LPFM Petitions for Reconsideration | LPAM Radio | Scoop.it

After the new Low Power FM Radio Rules were posted in the Federal Register, three Petitions for reconsideration have been filed. The initial petition timely filed concerning the LP50 service.

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After the new Low Power FM Radio Rules were posted in the Federal Register, three Petitions for reconsideration have been filed.  The initial petition timely filed concerning the LP50 service.  The second filed at the last possible day to file a Petition for Reconsideration.  On January 10th, Life Talk Radio requested the FCC to reopen discussion concerning prevention of established local broadcasters.  This request goes against the grain of the very purpose of Low Power FM Radio.  Life Talk wants to use LPFM radio as translators (repeaters).  However there are several "firewalls" preventing this very practice.  These include a limit of one LPFM radio station per entity and preclusion of any organization that already owns a broadcast station.   These rules were heavily discussed before the current LCRA and rulemaking, despite Life Talk's claims.  Life Talk expects the FCC to suddenly change the rules created and supported by the LPFM Radio Community.  Life Talk is not a part of this community and is the antithesis of why LPFM radio was created.  It's surprising that they believe they can come along at the last moment and undo years of LPFM advocacy's and The FCC's work regarding prevention of LPFM stations becoming another translator network for large disinterested radio chains.  They have no direct interest in the local population and wish only to tie up remaining spectrum from those that would serve the local community LOCALLY.

 

While Conexus wholly supports "LET THE CITIES IN" and the Recnet Petion - we cannot support the Life Talk Radio Petition and will fight the petition as it is a threat to the very purpose of LPFM Radio.  We urge you to do the same through reply comments on the FCC's electronic commenting system.  List LPFM Radio 99-25 Proceeding Petitions and Comments

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NEW GROUP FILES PETITION TO RE-OPEN FCC’S URBAN LPFM POLICY

NEW GROUP FILES PETITION TO RE-OPEN FCC’S URBAN LPFM POLICY | LPAM Radio | Scoop.it
The 15-member group is composed of aspiring LPFM broadcasters and radio listeners who reside in “urban core” areas of the Top 100 Arbitron Markets.
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The current policy in the FCC's final LPFM rule limits all LPFM licenses in all locations, even highly urban areas, to LP100 status (50-100 watts).     Because stations above 50 watts are often too large to "fit" into crowded urban spectrum, the present "LP100s only" policy would leave no room on the radio spectrum for any LPFM stations at all in New York City, Detroit and San Jose.   The cities of Boston, Pittsburgh, Denver and San Diego would have only one LPFM station apiece.    The cities of Washington, D.C., San Francisco and Los Angeles would have only two LPFM stations apiece.    LTCI estimates that, overall, at least 40 million Americans would have "severely restricted LPFM coverage or no LPFM coverage at all".

As a solution, most LTCI Members prefer a policy of licensing only LP10 stations (1-10 watts) in highly urban areas.     This shift to "LP10s only" would more than quadruple the number of LPFM stations in San Francisco and Los Angeles.     Despite this preference, however, the Petition adds that LTCI Members could accept, as a "fallback", a policy of licensing only LP50 stations (1-49 watts) in highly urban areas.

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LPAM Audio Setup | LPAM Radio / Part 15

LPAM Audio Setup | LPAM Radio / Part 15 | LPAM Radio | Scoop.it
Audio. The usage of equipment in broadcast stations can vary, depending on how available the equipment is, the format of the station, and budget considerations. The good thing about a lot of the audio equipment is that, ...
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LPAM Equipment | LPAM Radio / Part 15

Part-15 is a section of the Code of Federal Regulations that describes all of the transmission details and limits for radio equipment. The FCC does allow people to broadcast on the AM band without a license, but only with ...
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