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LPFM News: Low-Power FM on the Next FCC Meeting Agenda

LPFM News: Low-Power FM on the Next FCC Meeting Agenda | LPFM | Scoop.it

by Paul Riismandel

May 29, 2014

 

In perhaps the slowest week in LPFM news so far this year, only two additional applications were approved. They went to the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, in Tulsa, and the Fayette Community Service Organization in Fayette, Mississippi.

 

This doesn’t mean that low-power FM isn’t still on the front burner. The FCC’s five commissioners–along with the rest of us–will hear a presentation with an update on low-power FM at the agency’s June open meeting, Friday, June 13. 

 

More here:  http://www.radiosurvivor.com/2014/05/29/lpfm-news-low-power-fm-next-fcc-meeting-agenda/

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Podcasting News: From Broadcast to Podcast

Podcasting News: From Broadcast to Podcast | LPFM | Scoop.it

by Paul Riismandel

May 28, 2014

 

In this week’s podcasting news updates there are two new podcasting networks. One comes from the mainstream public radio world, while the other comes from the universe of local commercial morning shows.

PRI Launches SoundWorks

Public Radio International is catching up with NPR and PRX by starting its own podcast network. According to the network SoundWorks is “a set of PRI personalities who will expose and explore issues that are shaping both daily life and global trends.”

 

At launch the network has four shows: One with Farai, hosted by journalist Farai Chideya; Sideshow hosted by Studio 360’s Sean Rameswaram; Radio Ambulante Unscripted, which is an English-language offshoot of novelist/journalist Daniel Alarcón’s Spanish-languageRadio Ambulante show; and The World in Words, hosted by Patrick Cox, who runs the “language desk” for PRI’s daily news magazine, The World.

 

More here:  http://www.radiosurvivor.com/2014/05/28/podcasting-news-broadcast-podcast/

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Nothin’ but static: SG tunes out Spinnaker broadcast equipment request

Nothin’ but static: SG tunes out Spinnaker broadcast equipment request | LPFM | Scoop.it

by Alex Wilson

May 27, 2014

 

Thanks to Student Government inaction, UNF is set to stay without a radio station for the indefinite future and remain in the Dark Ages.

 

The FCC, after waiting for more than a decade, has finally granted Spinnaker Radio permission to build and broadcast a Low Power FM radio station to benefit the student body and the City of Jacksonville. But Student Government (SG) doesn’t seem to support the idea of a student-run broadcast station, even though UNF’s Board of Trustees are named as the license holders.

 

An LPFM station is a limited range radio station with a broadcasting radius of 3.5 miles — or 38 square miles. If built, Spinnaker Radio — 95.5 WSKR — could potentially reach an audience of more than 42,000 people (not including student commuters and residents of the new apartments, condos, and single-family homes being built along Beach Boulevard, at the Town Center, and in other places within the station’s broadcast pattern). UNF’s station could eventually expand to cover the entire Jacksonville metropolitan area.

 

More here:  http://unfspinnaker.com/nothin-but-static-sg-tunes-out-spinnaker-broadcast-equipment-request/

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Takoma Radio receives a grant from Takoma Foundation

Takoma Radio receives a grant from Takoma Foundation | LPFM | Scoop.it

by Todd Gardner

May 23, 2014

 

Historic Takoma Radio has been awarded a grant of  $1000 from the Takoma Foundation to purchase portable recording equipment for gathering an array of local voices and stories.  Once edited, the stories will be featured online, while Historic Takoma awaits word on its application for a Low Power FM radio station filed late last year.

 

“We hope we get a radio station, and we are waiting to hear back from the federal government,” said Marika Partridge, Historic Takoma Radio founder. “Meanwhile, this equipment allows us to begin recording essential voices in our community now.”

 

An LPFM station centered in downtown Takoma would be a radio voice for the city of Takoma Park and surrounding neighborhoods.  While the FCC, the federal agency that controls radio, reviews applications pending a final decision, Historic Takoma Radio is gathering content for future broadcast, and in the interim, the segments will be posted online at HistoricTakoma.org and TakomaRadio.org.

 More here:  http://www.takomaradio.org/2014/05/takoma-radio-receives-a-grant-from-takoma-foundation/
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Locally Grown Radio Takes Root | The Source Weekly

Locally Grown Radio Takes Root | The Source Weekly | LPFM | Scoop.it

by Phil Busse

May 21, 2014

 

Lisa Goetz-Bouknight and her husband Jon are abuzz.

 

They are professors at Central Oregon Community College, and a recent turn of events—really, a historical turn of events—has delivered a Federal Communications Commission (FCC)-sanctioned radio license to them.

 

With only so much bandwidth available, radio licenses are increasingly difficult to obtain, especially if you are not a major corporation with big bucks to spend. But in March, COCC was awarded a so-called Low-Powered FM station (LPFM), and with the prospect of a radio tower being placed on Awbrey Butte and media classes planned for upcoming academic years, COCC has a rare chance to launch an independent radio station run by, and for students—and to add more locally-grown news to the diet of Bend listeners.

 

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Radio World: Appeal Period Begins for Dismissed LPFM Applications

Radio World: Appeal Period Begins for Dismissed LPFM Applications | LPFM | Scoop.it

by Leslie Stimson

May 20, 2014

 

Low-power FM applicants whose paperwork was dismissed last week by the FCC have 30 days to appeal.

 

That’s likely when the attorney representing Hispanic Christian Community Network’s Antonio Cesar Guel will respond. We reported the Media Bureau dismissed 14 LPFM applications filed by the HCCN.

 

The Media Bureau determined that the applicants made “major ownership changes” and/or did not have “reasonable site assurance” before filing their applications.

 

More at: http://www.radioworld.com/article/appeal-period-begins-for-dismissed-lpfm-applications/270469

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Radio World: FCC Tells Guel "No" on 14 LPFM Applications

Radio World: FCC Tells Guel "No" on 14 LPFM Applications | LPFM | Scoop.it

by Paul McLane

May 16, 2014

 

Here’s the latest in the case of the many LPFM applications of Antonio Cesar Guel. The FCC has dismissed 14 “singleton” applications for low-power FM construction permits with which he is associated. 

Guel had drawn criticism from some LPFM advocates regarding 245 applications filed by him and the Hispanic Christian Community Network, as we’ve reported. The attorney representing Guel and HCCN called those objections “unfounded and untrue.” 

In February, the commission wrote Guel a letter of inquiry citing commonalities and discrepancies among the 14 applications, including nine in Texas. The Media Bureau said at the time that it was “investigating potential statutory and rule violations and related instances of potential misrepresentation and/or lack of candor in connection with the applications.”

 

See more at: http://www.radioworld.com/article/fcc-tells-guel-no-on--lpfm-applications/270435#sthash.lHSuSWKi.dpuf

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LPFM News: Up to 1197 Stations, NFCB Intensive Workshop 2 Weeks Away

LPFM News: Up to 1197 Stations, NFCB Intensive Workshop 2 Weeks Away | LPFM | Scoop.it

by Paul Riismandel

May 15, 2014

 

From a trickle to a slow drip. That’s how one might characterize the approval rate of low-power FM applications right now. Since last week’s update there are only four new construction permits granted. This brings the total to 1197 as of May 14.

 

The FCC still has yet to act on most of the frequencies with competing applications, known as MX groups. Word is that we won’t see any real action on these for the rest of May. So many of the construction permits being issued at this point are going to stations that were able to modify their applications to either get out of MX groups or otherwise improve their technical eligibility.

 

For instance, as Jennifer reported Wednesday, Millbrae Radio, located in the congested San Francisco Bay Area, received a construction permit after it was permitted to modify its application. It originally applied for a frequency that put it in competition with other stations, but then was able to find a frequency for which it was the only applicant.

 

More here:  http://www.radiosurvivor.com/2014/05/15/lpfm-news-1197-stations-nfcb-intensive-workshop-2-weeks-away/

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Days left on Asheville FM fundraiser to launch on air

Days left on Asheville FM fundraiser to launch on air | LPFM | Scoop.it

by Carol Motsinger

May 15, 2014

 

At the Asheville Free Media's West Asheville studio, station managers posted a map of the world. They make marks when someone has logged onto the online radio station from a new location.

 

Since 2009, the nonprofit community station's content has been streamed by listeners in Belgium, Iceland, Brazil, France and Ecuador. The list extends to China, Ethiopia, Ukraine, Scotland, Japan and Thailand.

 

But now the volunteer-based organization has taken a step forward in reaching more people on part of the map that means most: Asheville. The organization learned this spring that the Federal Communication Commission approved its application for a low-powered FM station.

The application was for a construction permit for a 100-watt radio station, on the airwaves at 103.3 FM, which will be beamed from a radio tower atop Hotel Indigo in downtown Asheville. The station now has 18 months to raise the funds for the equipment and building costs. The organization launched an Indiegogo online crowdsourcing campaign to raise $45,000 to March; it's raised almost $17,000 by May 15. The campaign will end May 17.

 

More here:  http://www.citizen-times.com/story/carol-motsinger/2014/05/15/asheville-fm-fundraiser-radio/9123503/

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Millbrae Radio Granted LPFM Application near San Francisco - Radio Survivor

Millbrae Radio Granted LPFM Application near San Francisco - Radio Survivor | LPFM | Scoop.it

by Jennifer Waits

May 14, 2014

 

On Monday, Millbrae Radio became the latest San Francisco Bay Area applicant to have itsLPFM application granted in the recent licensing window. Originally part of a much larger mutually exclusive group of applicants, Millbrae Radio modified its application in order to achieve singleton status on the San Francisco peninsula. Its proposed station will broadcast at 96.1 FM and will have its main studio in South San Francisco.

 

According to REC Network’s Michelle Bradley, Millbrae Radio opted to move out of its group by moving its transmitter site. She told me, “The other applicants are in the City and East Bay. They were the only San Mateo county applicant. Apparently they moved to a location where they were at least 24km/15 miles from the other applicants in the group. They were able to break out of the group.”


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TOUCH 106.1: More low-power FM radio licenses needed - The Boston Globe

TOUCH 106.1: More low-power FM radio licenses needed - The Boston Globe | LPFM | Scoop.it

Editorial

May 5, 2014

 

The recent shuttering of TOUCH 106.1 FM, an unlicensed radio station based in Grove Hall, was certainly a long time coming. For operating without a broadcast license, the station was fined $17,000 by the Federal Communications Commission in 2008. The fine was never paid. Later, the station attracted the attention of the US attorney’s office, which received complaints that its owner, Charles L. Clemons Jr., was using TOUCH to promote his unsuccessful mayoral bid last year.

 

Clemons’s actions, clearly, should not be an example for others; ignoring fines is a sure fire way to force the government’s hand. But the fact that a locally popular black-owned media outlet didn’t have a license underscores a deeper problem in radio regulation. Community-oriented broadcasters see opportunities in areas underserved by other media, but have too difficult a time getting legal permission to be on the air.

 

More here: http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2014/05/04/touch-more-low-power-radio-licenses-needed/ec7GLNBBQnBGgZXQ2he0MJ/story.html

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East Side Radio holds first community meeting

East Side Radio holds first community meeting | LPFM | Scoop.it

May 2, 2014

 

If the first community meeting was any indication, the new East Side radio station should be broadcasting in at least four languages by the end of the year. Hmong, Somali, and Spanish speakers were among the 40-some people crowding the meeting room at the Dayton's Bluff Community Council office on April 15.

 

On March 24, the Council was awarded a permit by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to begin construction on a low-power FM radio station and the group hopes to be on the air by the end of the year. The station's frequency on the dial will be 104.7, but its call letters and name are yet to be determined. To try out some possible call letters, visit http://licensing.fcc.gov/prod/callsign/main.html and press “query,” then enter your request. The first letter has to be “W,” but the following three letters can be anything else. Be warned, though, most of the good call letters seem to be taken.

 

More here: http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2014/05/02/east-side-radio-holds-first-community-meeting

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New radio station planned for downtown | Times and Democrat

May 4, 2014

 

The Federal Communications Commission has granted a not-for-profit organization permission to construct a low-power FM radio station at 1581 Russell St, according to Harvey Elwood Jr., executive producer of New Perspectives Media Association.

 

“We are very pleased and excited about this wonderful opportunity to continue the work started on other stations in the area and now to have our own place to call home. It’s just fantastic” Elwood said.

 

Low-power FM generally reaches 20 to 25 miles outside the city, but with additional equipment and based on rural community needs, the station may be granted an additional 10 miles by the FCC, Elwood said.

 

According to Elwood, the association hopes to finalize building and construction and be ready for 24-hour, seven-day-a-week broadcast by May 22, 2015.

 

The station will also broadcast streaming live and have an Internet station to maximize connection beyond the local area.

 

More here:  http://thetandd.com/business/new-radio-station-planned-for-downtown/article_f0bf830a-d25a-11e3-af5a-001a4bcf887a.html

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Student-powered KSUB aims to be first 24/7 station serving Hill, Hollow Earth making progress in the CD

Student-powered KSUB aims to be first 24/7 station serving Hill, Hollow Earth making progress in the CD | LPFM | Scoop.it

by Sebastian Garrett-Singh

May 27, 2014

 

Nestled under the concrete of the Seattle University campus, the student-run radio station KSUB is about to expand its presence to a radio wavelength covering most of Capitol Hill.

 

A low powered FM license issued recently by the Federal Communications Commission will allow KSUB volunteers to turn their focus towards adding new equipment, raising funds, as well as grabbing permits to get the operation running.

 

“We don’t know when the station will become operational. Probably a year,” said KSUB advisor and mathematics instructor John Carter. KSUB will look to add new in-studio equipment to buoy the frequency created by a radio tower and transmitter slated for the SU campus.

 

More here:  http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2014/05/student-powered-ksub-aims-to-be-first-247-station-serving-hill-hollow-earth-making-progress-in-the-cd/

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SG B&A committee refuses to vote on Spinnaker Radio fund request for required LPFM broadcast equipment

SG B&A committee refuses to vote on Spinnaker Radio fund request for required LPFM broadcast equipment | LPFM | Scoop.it

by Brandon Thigpen

May 27, 2014

 

Spinnaker Radio requested $38,978.43 from Student Government to fund the construction of a low-power FM (LPFM) radio station that could broadcast approximately in a 3.5 mile radius from campus. No other business was on the agenda for the B&A meeting Thursday evening. 

The request died when no committee member would make a motion to vote on using A&S for the equipment and installation.

 

“I support the idea of the request and the end goal, but I disagree with how the way the Spinnaker wanted to get there,” said Joseph Turner, Student Body President. “This project does not have to be done on the backs of students, with student fee revenue.”

 

The FCC granted Spinnaker Radio permission for a construction permit to obtain and install a LPFM radio transmitter this spring.

 

Scott Young, Spinnaker Radio Station Manager, said out of approximately 2,800 nationwide applicants for construction permits, about 1,200 received a permit and Spinnaker Radio was one of the those approved.

More here:  http://unfspinnaker.com/sg-ba-committee-refuses-to-vote-on-spinnaker-radio-fund-request-for-required-lpfm-broadcast-equipment/

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New kid on the cellblock to be community radio station | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

New kid on the cellblock to be community radio station  | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | LPFM | Scoop.it

A section of the former Somerset County Jail in Skowhegan is targeted for transformation.

 

by Doug Harlow

May 25, 2014

 

SKOWHEGAN — A once grim, concrete cellblock in the former Somerset County Jail will soon be home to the strains of blues, jazz, rock, folk and world music.

 

A new radio station is coming to the old jail and should be on the air this summer, said Maine radio veteran and project coordinator Annie Stillwater Gray.

 

Earlier this year, the Federal Communications Commission granted a construction permit to the Wesserunsett Arts Council to operate a station at 98.1 on the FM radio dial.

 

“It’s a community station. That’s the main thing everyone ought to know,” Gray said. “It’s a noncommercial frequency, low power.”

 

Studios will be built in three jail cells and a stark day room at the former jail, now home to the Somerset Grist Mill and other businesses, including The Pickup Cafe and Community Supported Agriculture program and the Skowhegan Farmers’ Market.

 

More here:  http://www.pressherald.com/news/New_kid_on_the_cellblock_to_be_community_radio_station_.html

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Skowhegan’s old jail to house community radio station | The Morning Sentinel, Waterville, ME

Skowhegan’s old jail to house community radio station  | The Morning Sentinel, Waterville, ME | LPFM | Scoop.it

The station is to be run only by computer at first, but organizers hope to make it a place where volunteers will want to get involved in programing and broadcasting.

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by Doug Harlow

May 24, 2014

 

SKOWHEGAN — A once grim, concrete cellblock in the 1865 Somerset County Jail will soon be home to the musical strains of blues, jazz, rock, folk and world music.

 

A new radio station is coming to the former jail and should be on the air this summer, said Maine radio veteran and project coordinator Annie Stillwater Gray.

 

Earlier this year, the Federal Communications Commission granted a construction permit to the Wesserunsett Arts Council to operate a station at 98.1 on the FM radio dial.

 

“It’s a community station. That’s the main thing everyone ought to know,” Gray said. “It’s a noncommercial frequency, low power.”

 

Studios will be built in three jail cells and a stark day room at the former jail, now home to the Somerset Grist Mill and other businesses, including The Pickup Cafe and Community Supported Agriculture program and the Skowhegan Farmers’ Market.

 

More here: http://www.onlinesentinel.com/news/Skowhegan_s_old_jail_to_house_community_radio_station_.html?pagenum=full

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Radio station in Brookfield becoming reality

Radio station in Brookfield becoming reality | LPFM | Scoop.it

by J. P. Elllery

May 23, 2014

 

BROOKFIELD — They are shooting for next year to give birth to WACF-LP in Brookfield, to be known as Apple Country Radio, the area's first low-power FM radio station.

 

The hope was to obtain the call letters WACR for Apple Country Radio, but those were taken. 

It has been a long time since the region's first radio station came on the scene. That was in the mid-1940s, when WRMS in Ware, an AM radio station at 1250 on the dial, hit the airwaves. That station later had its call letters changed to WARE, a move that triggered an immediate controversy because at the time there was only one radio station in the country with call letters the same as the name of the community it was located in: WACO in Waco, Texas. 

That battle was finally resolved by the Federal Communications Commission, when it was agreed that from now on WACO would be the only station west of the Mississippi River to enjoy that distinction, and WARE the only station east of the Mississippi. 

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Statement of Michi Bradley: Today's Guel Dismissals | REC Networks

May 16, 2014

 

I am satisfied with today's FCC action regarding the Cesar Guel-assisted applications. While a determination of lack of candor and/or misrepresentation has not been determined, I do hope that the outcome of the investigation is in the public interest, convenience and necessity.

 

Over the past few months, I have been approached by churches who claim to be legitimate clients of Cesar Guel. I have offered to withdraw REC's informal objection against their applications if they can provide information that they are their own independent organization. Not one has done so yet. REC's offer still stands.

 

I still feel that many of the applications (such as the "fundation" and "community" applications) are manufactured organizations. As stated in the case of Fort Worth Hispanic Community Church, the tower site assurance was for HCCN (Guel's organization) and not the Fort Worth Hispanic Community Church. This right here raises concerns of who the actual benefactor of these proposed stations really is.

 

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Bloomberg upgrades radio to cockroach status

May 15, 2014

by Matthew Lasar

 

Cockroaches have been around for about 280 million years, a longevity record that has inspired Bloomberg to compare radio to the species. “Radio has survived everything,” this Bloomberg news video notes, “from eight tracks to iTunes, and so far, an onslaught of streaming music startups.”

 

http://youtu.be/3e5bn9QKN0Y

 

The piece cites industry claims that 92 percent of Americans tune in at least once a week, “unchanged since 1970.” Then comes a quote from Clear Channel’s Bob Pittman: “Do you think we are so dumb that we would pay hundreds of millions of dollars a year to program music stations versus playing music? . . . Why do you pay an announcer ten million dollars a year or twenty million dollars a year? Because they’re worth it.”

 

Bloomberg doesn’t cut Pittman off at this point and note Clear Channel’s penchant for deejay layoffs, but the feature does point out that in the 1990s the radio giant let go of a whole wave of locally based formats in favor of generic national content.

 

More here: http://www.radiosurvivor.com/2014/05/15/bloomberg-upgrades-radio-cockroach-status/

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Enforcement against ‘pirate radio’ hurts underserved communities, advocates say - The Boston Globe

Enforcement against ‘pirate radio’ hurts underserved communities, advocates say - The Boston Globe | LPFM | Scoop.it

by Katheleen Conti

May 15, 2014

 

A government-enforced shutdown of three unlicensed community radio stations last month providing programming to ethnically diverse neighborhoods underscored the prevalence of so-called “pirate radio” not just in Boston, but also in the suburbs.

 

Of the three stations raided by federal agents, one transmitted out of Everett, Brockton, and Boston, while another was solely Brockton-based, according to the US attorney’s Boston office, which initiated the cases.

 

Since 2003, the Federal Communications Commission has taken enforcement action 37 times against illegal radio stations operating in communities north, south, and west of Boston. The bulk of those actions have come against low-frequency radio stations in Brockton broadcasting to the city’s vast Cape Verdean and Haitian populations.

 

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EV Grieve: Exclusive: East Village Radio is signing off after 11 years; final day of broadcasting is May 23

EV Grieve: Exclusive: East Village Radio is signing off after 11 years; final day of broadcasting is May 23 | LPFM | Scoop.it

May 14, 2014

 

East Village Radio, the 11-year-old Internet radio station with a tiny storefront studio on First Avenue, is shutting down operations next week.

"Every time we get a new listener, it costs us more money with licensing fees and Internet costs," East Village Radio CEO Frank Prisinzano said in a phone interview. "After doing some projections, we see that it is going to be very, very difficult for us to continue to break even."

The station ends live programming after Friday, May 23. The stable of eclectic DJs, with shows covering nearly every genre of music, will have the chance to broadcast a farewell show in the days ahead. (In addition, the station is releasing all of the archived shows to each DJ so that he or she can shop around for a new gig or syndication.)

Popularity hasn't been an issue with East Village Radio, who counted more than 1 million listeners worldwide a month (this after starting as a short-lived 10-watt FM radio station in April 2003). However, under the Congressional Digital Music Copyright Act of 1998, Internet broadcasters must pay a digital performance royalty for every listener.

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LPFM Watch: New Radio Stations Coming to Military Academy and Jazz Institute, plus more LPFM News - Radio Survivor

LPFM Watch: New Radio Stations Coming to Military Academy and Jazz Institute, plus more LPFM News - Radio Survivor | LPFM | Scoop.it

by Jennifer Waits

May 8, 2014

 

In this week's LPFM news, construction permits for new radio stations were awarded to a military academy, a jazz organization and a group from  Appalachia.
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Although there hasn’t been much LPFM news this week, the handful of newly granted construction permits represent an interesting cross-section of community groups. As of May 7, there have been 1193 applications granted. The new grantees this week include the following:

 

Community Action Corp (Isabela, Puerto Rico) – This group has as its mission to help reduce the incidence of drug addiction in its community through educational programming. According to its application, the new station will air “…programming…directed to our social problems” along with “contemporary music.” Some of the proposed programs will focus on narcotics, therapy, pregnancy and drugs, a Bible study, and a monthly open mike.

 

More here:  http://www.radiosurvivor.com/2014/05/08/lpfm-watch-latest-lpfm-construction-permits-go-military-academy-jazz-institute-appalachian-group/

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Christian radio station coming to Carroll - Daily Times Herald - Carroll, Iowa

May 5, 2014


By the end of the year, organizers of a new nonprofit, low-power FM radio station hope to be broadcasting Christian music and "family-friendly" local programming to Carroll listeners at 102.1 KFIM.

The nonprofit, christened the Carroll Impact Educational Association, is directed by Ron Cheney, Todd Tidgren, Marchelle Kots, Jeff Grote and John McLaughlin. Wes Treadway will be station manager.

Carroll Broadcasting Co. is donating part of its KKRL tower space, and Adam Schweers is donating a room for a studio in his new Computer Concepts building located at the corner of Court and Main streets. 

But before the station can start broadcasting, it must raise about $30,000 in start-up funds to purchase and install the necessary equipment, said Treadway. He estimates it will cost between $10,000 and $12,000 per year to run, plus roughly $500 per month to carry the Salem Music Network's "Today's Christian Music" programming.

 

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Manchester public TV station seeks radio license | New Hampshire Local & County Government

by Ted Siefer

April 30, 2014

 

MANCHESTER — The city's public television station is looking to take to the radio waves. 

Manchester Public Television Service is seeking a low-power FM (LPFM) license from the Federal Communications Commission. The station is among about two dozen nonprofit groups across the state that have lined up for LPFM licenses since the agency opened up the application process for new community-oriented stations last fall.

 

The MPTS radio station would in large part air the audio component of what it now shows on its government and local affairs channels. 

"It's a different avenue to broadcast meetings; people can listen to media, to sporting events," MPTS Executive Director Jason Cote said.

Cote said he anticipated there would be some original radio content, but this is still being discussed by the organization's board of directors. 

 

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