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Monthly Archives: April 2012

File Your LPFM 99-25 Comments Today!

LPFM Needs your input! Comments Due by May 7th, 2012 

File your comments for the current LPFM proceeding 99-25.  This comment filing opportunity will close on May 7th with reply comments due by May 21st, so please do not procrastinate.  Your comments will help shape the new LPFM service.  Your comments and data are not retained by this system and are transferred directly into the FCC’s ECFS system instantly when you press submit.

Some key points  and items the FCC is  considering that you may want to comment on:

  • Upgrade service to 250 watts for new and existing LPFM Stations
  • Consideration of a waiver system to allow second adjacent waiver filings where a fully spaced LPFM is not available.
  • Removal of LP-10 CLass – replacing with LP-250 Class
  • Removal of I .F.  Channel Minimum Distance Separation Requirements
  • Requirement Tha t  Applicant Be Community-Based
  • Eligibility of  Native Nations
  • Cross-Ownership (LPFM stations / Translator Stations)
  • Multiple Ownership (For native nations)
  • Various changes to the Point System  & Eligibility 
  • Third-Adjacent Channel Interference Complaints and Remediation
  • LPFM Interference Protection and Remediation Requirements
  • Procedures for handling interference to translators by LPFM


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FCC Fast Tracks LPFM Window

On February 22nd, 2012 FCC Audio Chief Peter Doyle was a panelist at the annual National Religious Broadcasters Conference at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville. The first question concerned LPFM and translators with several related follow-up questions.… Continue reading

LPFM Window To Open Prior to Election

Much internet chatter indicates we would expect to hear from the FCC on two major policy issues that are the result of years of work by Nexus Broadcast and supporters like you. The FCC will be releasing its final rules to preserve… Continue reading

FCC Complete LPFM Market Analysis, Anticipates New Applications

The FCC is busy working on new low-power FM rules in light of December’s Community Radio Act of 2010 that allows elimination of third-adjacent channel protections for full-power FMs to fit new LPFMs on the band.

Audio Division Chief Peter Doyle said, “We’ve done extensive market-by-market analysis” about where new low-power stations could be allocated. The protection changes will “provide meaningful opportunities for LPFMs” even in large markets, he told attendees of “The FCC And You” session at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.

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  • Survey Says Adult Contemporary, Classic Hits Formats on the Rise
    Nielsen’s Q1 Audio Today report is out and, no surprise, radio continues to reach nearly everyone in America. On a weekly basis, says Nielsen, 93% of all adults tune in to radio, the most of any platform, and they add, radio has 243 million listeners in a given month. Some of the results are ...
  • REC to FCC: Changes Needed to Boost LPFM Participation in EAS
    A low-power advocacy network has expressed its concern to the Federal Communications Commission regarding LPFM participation in the September 2017 nationwide EAS test — pointing to lack of communication from the Media Bureau, difficulty using the ETRS database and the cost of complying with current ...
  • WATCH: ENCO Shows Clipboard Control Interface
    ENCO recently launched an IP-enabled control surface for television and radio systems, including a distinctive in-button video playback feature. As Mark Stewart explains in the video above, ENCO unveiled the ClipBoard interface for its automation and instant playout solutions at this month's NAB ...
  • iHeartMedia Bankruptcy Filing Brings Questions
    The Chapter 11 reorganization of iHeartMedia is just getting underway, but already there has been speculation that the radio giant will shed radio stations during the process, even though company leaders say there will be no wholesale liquidation of properties. At the time of its filing in March, ...
  • iHeart Names First EVP of Advanced Audio and Data Revenue
    iHeartMedia has named Justin Nesci as executive vice president of advanced audio and data revenue, and the company’s Baltimore cluster has promoted Aaron Hyland to market president. In his newly created role, Nesci will report to President of Digital and Audience Segment Revenue Strategy Carter ...
  • Radio Engineer JC Carollo Passes Away at 72
    Radio lost a well-known and much-beloved radio engineer when Jim Carollo passed away at the age of 72 on April 18 at his home in Huntley, Ill., after a long battle with lung cancer. JC, as he was known to colleagues and friends, was the former director of engineering at WGN(AM) in Chicago. He was […]
  • Inside the April 25 issue of Radio World
    Randy Stine explores the implications of iHeartMedia’s Chapter 11 filing, and lawyers from the Pillsbury firm write about the FCC’s new hardline approach to pirate radio operators and what it really means. We also share excerpts from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s address to the NAB Show earlier this ...
  • Dial Report and Ad-ID Seek to Standardize Radio Spot Tracking
    TagStation subsidiary Dial Report said it is collaborating with Ad-ID to establish tracking standards for the radio industry. “It is clear that the radio industry would benefit from having the same tracking standards that the TV and digital industries enjoy today,” said Dial Report Senior Vice ...
  • WorldCast Develops New RDS Encoder
    WorldCast’s Audemat marque is releasing a new RDS encoder called, simply, Audemat RDS Encoder. Besides the expected RDS/RDBS tools (e.g. artist name, song titles, traffic message, EAS, etc.), the encoder adds an MPX-over-AES digital audio function. Furthermore, it can insert the encoding directly ...
  • Lawo Welcomes Craig Newbury
    Lawo has named Craig Newbury to the position of director of sales and operations. He immediately assumes responsibility for the activities of Lawo in the United Kingdom and Ireland. According to Lawo, Newbury brings with him over 18 years of broadcast related experience across a range of ...
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