Low Power Radio

FCC Reaffirms Cultural Programming Can Fill Educational Bill

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission under Chairman Ajit Pai has struck a blow for cultural programming. The FCC has denied a complaint by Beasley Broadcast Group against a Tampa (FL) noncommercial low-power FM station for airing an all-music lineup when it promised a range of educational and cultural programming when it applied for the license.

FM Stations That Don’t Reach Far, but Reach Deep

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
2

Nearly 2,000 FM stations across the country have received new licenses from the Federal Communications Commission over the last two years.

Number of US low-power FM radio stations has nearly doubled since 2014

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

More than 750 new low-power FM (LPFM) community radio stations have been licensed to join the FM airwaves since 2014, according to the Federal Communications Commission.

FCC Confirms December 17 Meeting Agenda

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Thursday, December 17, 2015.

Consider a New Way to Combat Pirate Radio Stations

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

Everyone should agree that pirate radio stations -- by any definition -- are completely illegal. Given other responsibilities and obligations, however, the Federal Communications Commission’s resources are stretched, and it seems that stopping pirate radio is not at the top of the priority list.

Keynote Address of FCC Commissioner Pai at North American Broadcasters Association's Symposium

Location:
Toronto, ON, Canada
Recommendation:
2

Speaking in Toronto at the North American Broadcasters Association's Symposium on the Future of Radio & Audio, Commissioner Ajit Pai of the Federal Communications Commission said, "To anyone who wonders why I’ve devoted a substantial amount of attention to radio during my tenure at the FCC, I have a simple two-word answer: radio matters."

LPFMs Look Ahead to 2015

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
1

Low-power FM faithful expect 2015 to be the year of major station build-outs -- a flurry of facility launches as community broadcasters stake claim to more space on the FM band.

How Many TV and Radio Stations are There? (Dec 2014)

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

The Federal Communications Commission announced the totals for broadcast stations licensed as of December 31, 2014 at 30,592.

FCC LPFM Announcement

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

By this Public Notice, the Federal Communications Commission considers 96 groups of mutually exclusive (MX) applications filed in the recent low power FM (LPFM) window and uses a point system to tentatively select applications for grant.

In Ferguson, local news coverage shines

Location:
Ferguson, MO, United States
Recommendation:
3

Much of the national coverage of Ferguson (MO) has been excellent. But local media, with its assets on the ground, its 24-7 focus on the story, and its prior understanding of the many players involved and long-standing issues in play, has offered the deepest dive into the complexities of the Ferguson story.

How Volunteer-Run Argus Radio Broadcast Ferguson Protests Live To the World

Location:
Ferguson, MO, United States
Recommendation:
2

On the night of Aug 13, 2014, about half a million people watched online as a militarized police force in in Ferguson, Missouri, squared off with largely peaceful crowds protesting the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown

FCC Identifies Tentative Selectees in 79 Groups of Mutually Exclusive Applications Filed in the LPFM Window

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

In this Public Notice, the Federal Communications Commission considers 79 groups of mutually exclusive (MX) applications filed in the recent low power FM (LPFM) window and uses a point system to tentatively select applications for grant.

Report On Ownership Of Commercial Broadcast Stations

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission biennial commercial broadcast ownership report, FCC Form 323, is designed to obtain comprehensive data on racial and ethnic minority and female broadcast ownership -- statistically valid broadcast ownership information data that can be compiled and aggregated and used as a source for further analysis.

Statement Of Commissioner Ajit Pai On The Media Bureau’s Presentation On The Status Of The LPFM Proceeding

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

In my home state of Kansas, for instance, no fewer than five new Spanish-language LPFM stations have already been approved during this window. These stations will serve communities big and small.

FCC To Hold Open Commission Meeting June 13

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on June 13, 2014. The Commission will hear a presentation with an update on the efforts to transition circuit-switched networks to Internet Protocol (IP) networks

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda For June Open Meeting

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced that the following items will be on the tentative agenda for the next open meeting scheduled for June 13, 2014.

Looking Back, Moving Forward

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Memorial Day weekend also marks the 200th year anniversary of the first official telegraphic message sent over a long distance. Fast forward to today, and the Commission is grappling with the transition to the next network revolution -- the digital revolution that is being fueled by ubiquitous high-speed connectivity and increasingly powerful computing devices.

FCC Chairman Wheeler at National Congress of American Indians

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

I want to emphasize the importance of establishing a reinvigorated Tribal consultation process to address three primary goals.

Five Ways in Which Low Power FM Will Fire Up Public Radio

Location:
Free Press (DC), 501 Third Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
Recommendation:
2

Here are five areas in which LFPMs will power up public radio and address some of our inequities and challenges.

LPFM Watch: More than 400 LPFM Applications Granted this Month

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
1

It’s been a busy week at the Federal Communications Commission, with the tally of newly granted low power FM (LPFM) applications now inching towards 500 (up from just over 200 at this time last week).

How Many Broadcast TV and Radio Stations Are There? (Dec 2013)

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

The Federal Communications Commission announced the following totals for broadcast stations licensed as of December 31, 2013 ...

The New Haven Independent seeks to expand its hyperlocal mission to low-power radio

Location:
New Haven, CT, United States
Recommendation:
2

The New Haven Independent, which launched in 2005 amid the first wave of online-only community news sites, may soon expand into radio.

Low Numbers for Low Power

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
1

The total number of LPFM applications filed appears to be vastly below the worst-case scenarios that a number of observers had feared. Why was the final number so small compared with the pre-window speculation? It’s impossible to say right now.

FCC Extends Low Power FM Filing Window

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
1

The Federal Communications Commission’s Media Bureau announced that the deadline for filing Form 318 applications for new low power FM (LPFM) stations will be extended from November 14, 2013, until November 15, 2013, 3:00 p.m. EST. The extension is designed to ensure that all applicants are able to complete and timely file applications.

To Fix Our Political System, Nonprofits Must Push for More Open Media

Location:
Media Impact Funders, 200 West Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA, 19106, United States
Recommendation:
2

It is important for nonprofits to press for sensible changes in media policy.

How Many TV and Radio Stations Are There? (Sept 2013)

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

If you’re scoring at home, the Federal Communications Commission announced the following totals for broadcast stations licensed as of September 30, 2013 ...

Updated: The Low Power FM Application Window Is Fast Approaching

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

In August we had our first of two webinars on how communities and non-profit organizations can apply for new low-power FM radio station licenses during the next window, October 15 – November 14, 2013. The webinar allowed viewers to ask questions directly to Bureau staff. We were delighted to answer many questions during the session and have continued to respond to your inquiries since then. The second webinar will be held on Thursday, October 24.

Shutdown Puts Spectrum Auctions, Cellphone Approvals and Other FCC Projects in Peril

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

Like many government buildings in Washington, the normally bustling Federal Communications Commission headquarters has become something of a ghost town since the government shutdown began Oct. 1.

Why LPFM Is Good for Radio

Location:
Prometheus Radio Project, Philadelphia, PA, 19101, United States
Recommendation:
2

This October, the Federal Communications Commission will open a filing window for non-commercial, low-power FM (LPFM) stations that could result in an unprecedented expansion of community radio. LPFM is good for radio.

FCC to Open LPFM Window on October 15

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

Soon there will be a multitude of new voices on the air. And these new voices have three weeks to line up for their ticket to the airwaves by applying for licenses operate on air. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will open up the next filing window for low-powered FM (LPFM) stations across the country on October 15, 2013. And there is much work to be done to prepare for a possible onslaught of applications, according to FCC Chairwoman Mignon L. Clyburn.

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