Prometheus Petitions FCC to Protect LPFMs from Big-AM-Station Translators

Apr 17 2017 - 4:33pm

For Immediate Release

April 17, 2017

PHILADELPHIA-- The Prometheus Radio Project is challenging an FCC handout to the biggest AM stations because it will harm low-power FM (LPFM) stations without affording them protections guaranteed under the Local Community Radio Act (LCRA). Last week, Prometheus filed a petition with the FCC seeking reconsideration of new rules released in January that allow the largest commercial AM stations to place more FM translators near LPFM stations.

A History of Encroachment on LPFMs

Jan 12 2017 - 11:01am

Both full-power FM and Translator stations can move closer to LPFMs, than LPFMs can move toward those stations, resulting in the LPFM being "short spaced" -- possibly receiving interference or in the worst case the LPFM must shut down. We call this situation "encroachment" and this graphic is one view of historical encroachment.

LPFM Radio Impact Maps and Demographics

May 11 2016 - 8:45am

Who can hear your radio signal?

It is probably the most important question to programmers, listeners, volunteers, staff, funders, and licensees. LPFM Radio Impact Maps are understandable, professionally styled FM radio coverage maps with state-of-industry prediction accuracy, population counts and demographics; designed to be used instantly to answer questions and showcase your station.
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