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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.

 

More here: http://carrollspaper.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=17849&TM=50736.2

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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. 

 

More here:  http://www.unionleader.com/article/20140501/NEWS0606/140509953

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Planning the FM Stereo Installation « Engineering Radio

Planning the FM Stereo Installation « Engineering Radio | LPFM | Scoop.it

by Paul Thurst

May 1, 2014

 

This is a reprint of an article by the same title first published in the December 1963 “Broadcast Engineering” magazine; volume 5, number 12. By George W. Yazell:

 

"In planning a new installation, the broadcast station engineer will be called upon to evaluate the products of various manufacturers before an order is placed for new FM stereo station equipment. In preparing his recommendation, the engineer will review descriptive literature, advertisements, and instruction books. He will seek information and advice from his consultant, other station engineers with stereo experience, and sales representatives of broadcast equipment manufacturers. His thinking may also be influenced by magazine articles and advertisements.

 

It is unfortunate, but true, that during the engineer’s survey he will encounter many conflicting opinions and claims. Some “advisors” may go so far as to imply that their system of stereo signal generation is the only one worthy of consideration, and all the rest have so many shortcomings as to be impractical or even unworkable.

 

The simple truth is that any manufacturer offering a transmitter or associated device for sale to broadcast stations must obtain FCC type acceptance. In doing so, complete and authentic test data is submitted for the Commission’s review and approval. Type acceptance by the FCC is your assurance that the equipment will meet certain specifications."

 

More here:  http://www.engineeringradio.us/blog/2014/05/planning-the-fm-stereo-installation/

 
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NERW 4/28/2014: Brian Dodge and the LPFM Window

NERW 4/28/2014: Brian Dodge and the LPFM Window | LPFM | Scoop.it

by Scott Fybush
April 28, 2014


In this week's issue... Dodge-related LPFMs draw protests - Catholic radio comes to NYC - Is "Now" getting "Amped"? - Four more years for Matty - PA's Bud Brown retires 
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*There are few broadcasters we’ve been writing about in this space for as long as Brian Dodge.

 

Way back in the earliest days of this column, one of our first special reports covered an extensive complaint filed against Dodge by competitor Carter Broadcasting. In the years since, we’ve reported on Dodge’s brushes with FCC regulations and with the law in general as he’s bounced around (and briefly out of) New England and vicinity.

 

Those adventures over the years included a long stint running WWNH (1340 Madbury), the Seacoast religious station that never actually received a license, operating for more than 20 years under a construction permit or no authorization at all. More recently, Dodge ended up in the Hudson Valley, running what’s left of WCKL (560 Catskill), apparently from a site other than the licensed one, where landlord Clear Channel evicted the station from its original directional array. (There’s also an unlicensed FM translator that’s popped on and off the air in recent years.) And more recently still, Dodge was part of a never-consummated deal to buy silent WPNI (1430 Amherst) from Pamal Broadcasting.

Read more at: http://www.fybush.com/nerw-20140428/

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College Radio Survivor: Faculty Ask to Halt WDBK Sale, KRFH Launches LPFM, KDMC-LP Leaves Air, and More News

College Radio Survivor: Faculty Ask to Halt WDBK Sale, KRFH Launches LPFM, KDMC-LP Leaves Air, and More News | LPFM | Scoop.it

by Jennifer Waits

April 18, 2014

 

I spent last week traveling and happily immersed in the world of college radio and so this week’s College Radio Survivor will be a super-sized edition (apologies for the lack of a column last week). I presented at the Saving College Radio Symposium last Friday in College Park, Maryland and this Monday I gave a recap of that event, explaining that thepreservation of college radio history is an important way to acknowledge the vital role that college radio plays in our broader culture. All stations can take steps now to ensure that college radio artifacts are available for future generations. I hope to continue to compile a list of college radio history resources and was happy to hear that University of Massachusetts, Amherst has materials in its archives related to its campus radio stations.

 

As I scanned through the past few weeks worth of college radio news, I was pleased to see a cover story about college radio in Hartford Magazine. The feature includes some great photos of local Connecticut radio stations WHUS (University of Connecticut), WWUH(University of Hartford), WRTC (Trinity College), WECS (Eastern Connecticut State University), and WESU (Wesleyan University) that capture the college radio experience.

 

More here:  http://www.radiosurvivor.com/2014/04/18/college-radio-survivor-3/

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New FM radio station to air Butte-centric programming

New FM radio station to air Butte-centric programming | LPFM | Scoop.it

by Renata Birkenbuel

April 13, 2014

 

The Butte America Foundation has been granted a Federal Communications Commission license for a low-powered FM station.

 

Call letters KBMF-102.5 FM will run Butte-centric programming spotlighting social justice issues.

 

The station will air a variety of programming that promises to satisfy the most fervent Butte historians.

 

While the foundation is in the fundraising stage, it has raised $4,000, hired a station manager and found an Uptown location.

 

“We’re excited,” said Butte America Foundation founding member Amanda Curtis, a former state legislator and the impetus behind the new organization and the radio station. “Folks driving through will be able to hear about Butte by Butte people as soon as they hit Ramsay and until they get to Whitehall.”

 

Among programs in the works are a Butte-Silver Bow Archives-sponsored show on Butte history; history podcasts by Dick Gibson; a Montana politics history series by Highlands College instructor Evan Barrett; children’s shows by Butte Public Library Director Lee Miller and librarian Regan deVictoria; and a wide range of labor history offerings, said Curtis.

 

More here: http://mtstandard.com/news/local/new-fm-radio-station-to-air-butte-centric-programming/article_42eb83c8-c1de-11e3-979c-0019bb2963f4.html

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Radio aims to get in tune with community

Radio aims to get in tune with community | LPFM | Scoop.it

by Michael Fitzgerald

April 11, 2014

 

Community radio - radio by locals, featuring locals, originating locally - disappeared from Stockton when its last bastion, KUOP-FM, scrapped it in 1998.

 

Now it is being reborn.

 

Stone Soup Radio is streaming live online from a studio within the Peace & Justice Network's midtown Stockton headquarters. Its backers aim to have a low-power station broadcasting on the FM dial this year.

 

"Right now the biggest thing is defining community radio," said Anthony "BeGee" Henry Sr., Stone Soup's station/program manager. "You tell people its community radio and they say, 'What's that?' "

 

That's because many listeners grew up hearing stations all owned by a couple media giants. Local deejays are little more than waiters serving up dishes cooked far away.

 

More here:  http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140411/A_NEWS0803/404110321

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CHIRP Record Fair Spins Again Saturday, April 12

CHIRP Record Fair Spins Again Saturday, April 12 | LPFM | Scoop.it

by Jessica Mlinaric

April 6, 2014

 

Vinylphiles rejoice: CHIRP Record Fair & Other Delights returns Sat., Apr. 12. Hosted by CHIRP Radio, the 12th annual record fair will be held at Chicago Journeymen Plumber's Union from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

The non-profit independent radio station will host more vendors than ever at Saturday’s fair. Attendees can build their collections or hunt for rare and out of print pressings from over 60 vendors selling records, arts, zines, and more. If your fingers are itching for a first flip through the stacks, score the $25 early access admission jump starting your search before the general crowd from 8 a.m to 10 a.m.

 

Music lovers of any persuasion will enjoy the fair’s “other delights.” A live music lineup will soundtrack the event, including DJ sets by Windy City Soul Club. Show off your knowledge with a Music Quiz hosted by CHIRP DJ Austin Harvey. Sustain the hunt with food from Big Star and Upton’s Breakroom, beer by Goose Island, and Dark Matter coffee.

 

More here:  http://chicagoist.com/2014/04/06/chirp_record_fair_spins_this_saturd.php

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Huntley radio station seeks funds to broadcast on local FM

Huntley radio station seeks funds to broadcast on local FM | LPFM | Scoop.it

by Madhu Krishnamurthy

April 4, 2014

 

Huntley Community Radio organizers are seeking to raise roughly $45,000 to purchase and build the equipment necessary to broadcast on local FM radio.

 

The Federal Communications Commission has granted the radio station a construction permit, which is the first step toward obtaining a license to operate a low-powered station on FM radio, according to the station's GoFundMe fundraising website.

 

HCR currently broadcasts on the Internet. A low-powered radio station would likely reach listeners within 10 miles of Huntley, officials have said.

 

The volunteer-run station has 18 months to raise the funds to complete engineering studies, purchase and install an antenna and radio transmitter atop a tower in Huntley.

 

More here:  http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140404/business/140409241/

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North Versailles Twp. Radio Application Dismissed - Commentary/Editorial - Tube City Almanac

North Versailles Twp. Radio Application Dismissed - Commentary/Editorial - Tube City Almanac | LPFM | Scoop.it

by Jason Togyer

April 2, 2014

(Commentaries are the opinions of individual authors, and do not represent the opinions of Tube City Community Media Inc. Your feedback is welcome.)

The Federal Communications Commission has dismissed an application for a low-power FM radio license for North Versailles Twp. 

In a letter sent to Forest Hills-based Tri-Borough Communications, Peter Doyle, audio bureau chief for the FCC, says the application was defective because the group failed to form a proper, registered non-profit corporation or association prior to filing their application. 

Tri-Borough, led by former WTAE radio engineer and personality Larry Gerson, had sought a license for 92.3 FM. 

The rejection of Tri-Borough's application would apparently clear the way for a commercial license to be granted on 92.1 FM to the owners of WKHB (620). Where Tri-Borough promised to broadcast a mix of oldies and public service programming, WKHB broadcasts 12 hours per day of paid infomercials, mostly for "alternative medicine" practitioners, some of whom do not have degrees from schools of medicine. 

 

More here:  http://www.tubecityonline.com/almanac/entry_2457.php

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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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COCC gets permits for radio station - Central Oregon Community College and Oregon State University-Cascades Independent Student Newspaper

COCC gets permits for radio station - Central Oregon Community College and Oregon State University-Cascades Independent Student Newspaper | LPFM | Scoop.it

Thanks to a professor and his student’s encouragement, KXBC could be on your radio as early as this fall. 

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April 28, 2014

 

One student — that’s what kept Jon Bouknight working for two years to get the college a radio station.

 

COCC received the construction permit from the Federal Communications Commission for their own radio station on March 26. The permit will allow the college to have a low power FM radio station operate from the Bend campus. LPFM stations are primarily used for educational reasons, according to Bouknight, a communications professor at COCC. This means that, beginning in fall 2015, the LPFM station — which Bouknight and Cohee are calling Bobcat Radio — will be a media arts class at COCC.

 

“He almost gave up on it”

 

Though Bouknight did the work of getting the license, he would have given up long before the final stretch if not for the encouragement of Joe Cohee, a radio enthusiast and communications major who met Bouknight when he took a radio class at COCC.

 

When Cohee found out that Bouknight was trying to start a radio station, he immediately showed interest. Cohee has loved radio from the age of nine, when he would create his own shows and newscasts on a tape recorder.

 

More here: http://thebroadsideonline.com/news/2014/04/cocc-gets-permits-radio-station/

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Pirate Raids Offer Glimpse Into FCC Fieldwork – DIYmedia.net

Pirate Raids Offer Glimpse Into FCC Fieldwork – DIYmedia.net | LPFM | Scoop.it

by John Anderson

April 22, 2014

 

It’s been a busy month for FCC field agents and Federal Marshals in the Northeast. Last week they raided and seized the equipment of three unlicensed radio stations in the Boston area, while two weeks prior they took down four pirate stations in New York City.

 

The Boston raids netted a long-time pirate who operated way out in the open. TOUCH FM, founded by long-time and well-respected community activist Charles Clemons, had been on the air for eight years. Clemons was also quite engaged in the movement to expand low-power FM radio and even ran for mayor of Boston last year. He’s been on the FCC’s radar since 2007, when he was first visited and warned; the agency followed up with a$17,000 fine in 2008, which was never paid.


The reverberations of TOUCH’s bust were impressive. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick even attempted to intervene to stop the raid, but was unsuccessful. Many other state and local officials are pledging to do whatever they can to get TOUCH FM back on the air in a legal fashion, but the sad fact is there are no open LPFM frequencies in that area of Boston.

 

Little is known about the other two stations taken down in the Boston suburbs.

 

More here:  http://diymedia.net/wordpress/2014/04/22/pirate-raids-offer-glimpse-into-fcc-fieldwork/

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Spotlight on Saint Paul: Innovative urban farming and a radio station: new projects taking shape in Ward 7

Spotlight on Saint Paul: Innovative urban farming and a radio station: new projects taking shape in Ward 7 | LPFM | Scoop.it

by Kathy Lantry

April 16, 2014

 

Plans Underway for New East Side Radio Station There are lots of exciting things happening in neighborhoods on Saint Paul’s East Side, and pretty soon there will be another great way to share that information in the community.

 

The Dayton’s Bluff Community Council has received word that they are one of the first local, nonprofit organizations in Minnesota to get permission from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to create a low-power FM radio station that will serve the East Side of Saint Paul.

 

The first step in this ambitious plan is to install a new antenna, which will be about two stories tall, at the 180 Degrees facility located at 7th Street and Johnson Parkway.

 

More here: http://www.spotlightsaintpaul.com/2014/04/innovative-urban-farming-and-radio.html

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St. Paul radio station another signal of East Side change

St. Paul radio station another signal of East Side change | LPFM | Scoop.it

by Jim Anderson

April 12, 2014

 

“Gooooooood morning, East Side!”

 

By year’s end, that could be the chirpy radio wake-up call to 160,000 residents creeping to work in downtown St. Paul, jogging around Lake Phalen or drinking their first cup of coffee somewhere on Payne Avenue.

Except it might not be in English.

 

It might be in Hmong or Spanish, or Somali, Karen, Amharic or one of myriad other Ethiopian dialects. Maybe even Dakota.

 

Whatever the programming that hits the airwaves on a newly licensed, low-powered FM radio station that will soon be blinking to life, organizers say it is sure to reflect the brilliant patchwork quilt of new cultures that have made St. Paul’s East Side one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the Twin Cities.

 

“Pride and unity — that’s our mission. It’s inclusion,” said Carla Riehle, vice president of the Dayton’s Bluff Community Council (DBCC), which was granted the license. “It’s to be a mirror of our community.”

 

The station is one of four in Minnesota granted licenses by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to build low-powered FM radio stations, which can reach listeners in a 3- to 5-mile radius. Congress

changed the rules for such licenses after years of debate in a policy change that could transform local broadcast media across the country. So far, the East Side station is the only one in St. Paul or Minneapolis.

 

More here:  http://www.startribune.com/local/stpaul/255046581.html?page=all&prepage=1&c=y#continue

 

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Radio station hits campus airwaves in spring of ‘15

by Lakeandra Coffey

April 10, 2014

 

After years of trying to bring a campus radio station to UNA, the dreams of two communications professors have come true.

 

Beginning in the spring of 2015, the newest radio station to hit the airwaves in the Shoals area will be housed in the Department of Communications. Department Chair Greg Pitts and Patricia Sanders, professor of communications, have pushed for this station since they began working for UNA.

 

“I am excited that we are finally seeing a long-time dream of mine for the department come to fruition,” Sanders said. “I have petitioned for it ever since I arrived on campus, which is almost 15 years ago.”

 

The station may renew campus interest in radio, said Jasmine Gurley, a freshman.

 

“I think it will be cool for people majoring in music or communications,” Gurley said. “It will give students something to listen to on the radio.”

 

More here:  http://www.florala.net/news/article_34894214-c01e-11e3-9e56-0017a43b2370.html

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Tune in Troy - Troy's own FM radio station kicks off

Tune in Troy - Troy's own FM radio station kicks off | LPFM | Scoop.it

by Melanie Yingst

April 5, 2014

 

TROY — Don’t touch that dial, coming up next is Troy’s very own radio station coming at you live at 107.1 FM.

 

With a scenic view of downtown Troy’s Public Square, Troy Community Radio hit the airwaves last month to broadcast local news, sports and music, which can be found at 107.1 WTJN-FM.

 

Troy Community Radio had humble beginnings, starting out in Scott Hornberger’s downtown Troy apartment where he and fellow radio enthusiast Clint Myers began broadcasting online at www.tcrtroycommunityradio.com. The station still streams its live radio feed online so listeners out of state and around the world can tune in to what’s happening in Troy.

 

“We wanted a station to be local and the focus to be just on Troy,” said Clint Myers. “People can tune in and listen to their grandchildren play football or baseball here in town or if they live far way, they can listen online even if they live in Florida.”

 

Hornberger said obtaining the federal FCC license on Feb. 14 was a huge milestone for the non-profit station.

 

More here:  http://tdn-net.com/news/home_top/4094562/Tune-in-Troy

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Live from the East Side: Low-power radio station coming to St. Paul

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by Tad Vezner

April 3, 2014

 

At least this much is likely: St. Paul's East Side will get a new, locally focused radio station.

 

Last year, the Federal Communications Commission made the unprecedented announcement that 1,000 new, low-power frequencies would be made available for use nationwide. Last month, the Dayton's Bluff Community Council was the first in St. Paul or Minneapolis to get one.

 

Which raises the question: What will they do with it?

 

Sitting around a table in their office this week, four board members and the council's executive director tried to explain their vision for 104.7 FM: its call letters, like its mission statement, are still to be determined.

After some discussion, executive director Deanna Abbott-Foster took a breath and boiled it down to a concise phrase:

 

"We all live here together," she said.

 

More here: http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_25489153/live-from-east-side-low-power-radio-station

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