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Oct 2 2020 - 11:04am

The Supreme Court granted certiorari in Federal Communications Commission v. Prometheus Radio Project this morning, October 2, 2020.

Jul 9 2020 - 1:52pm
The Prometheus Radio Project is pleased to announce our hire of Pavel Uranga as the Journalist/Trainer for our new joint Project with Center for International Media -- SCRAP ( Swarming Community Radio Allover Philly).

Pável Uranga started doing radio in 1979 and has worked in various community radio projects in Guerrero, Oaxaca, Mexico City, Chiapas, Saltillo (México), Blue Fields (Nicaragua), Quiché (Guatemala), La Esperanza (Honduras), and Quito (Ecuador).

Jul 15 2019 - 3:41pm
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New rulemaking silently impacts the right to hear local FM radio without harmful interference
Sep 5 2018 - 7:22pm
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September 5, 2018

A broad coalition of LPFM stations filed a reply today (after an earlier round of comments) on the proposed reconfiguration of the FCC rules on interference from stations that only repeat other station’s material (and do not originate their own programming).

Aug 31 2018 - 3:20pm

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September 4, 2018

Prometheus Radio Project (“Prometheus”) and Media Mobilizing Project (“MMP”) filed Friday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s August 3, 2018 decision adopting an incubator program.

Aug 7 2018 - 4:28pm
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An Ad-hoc LPFM Coalition today filed comments in reply to an FCC request concerning how FM Translator interference is defined and processed, which is potentially very important to LPFM stations. Comments by all parties may be found in the FCC's ECFS system.

May 31 2018 - 5:55pm

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May 31, 2018

Advocate groups Center for International Media Action, Common Frequency, Inc, and Prometheus Radio Project have withdrawn 20 of their informal objections filed on May 15th with more to come.

May 17 2018 - 9:11am
FCC LogoAdvocate groups Center for International Media Action, Common Frequency, Inc, and Prometheus Radio Project are filing objections to over 1000 applications by full-power stations which seek to extend their coverage with repeater stations.
Aug 11 2017 - 9:02pm
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.
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.