Popular education tools to build participatory radio

May 8 2011 - 11:21am

Building a participatory radio station isn't just about antennas and transmitters. It's about building a vision for your community. Popular education tools are a powerful way for groups to think collaboratively about using media for social change.

LPFMs Boxed in by New AM Translators

Aug 11 2017 - 8:02pm
With the conclusion of the recent new-translator window held for class C and D AM stations, here are a few statistics about applications for new translators which would box in in LPFM stations, plus lists of stations and translators affected by short spacing.

  • 1081 new translator facilities applied for
  • 67 new translators are too close to one or more LPFMs
  • 81 LPFMs are short spaced by new translators
  • 15 new translators are short spaced to more than one LPFM
  • 3 LPFMs are too close to more than one new translator, which can really box them in.

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

Apr 17 2017 - 3:33pm

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.

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