Latest news about low power radio, media justice, and the Prometheus Radio Project


Press Releases Prometheus in the News Best of Press

Press Releases

Prometheus in the News

Best of Press


May 31 2018 - 5:55pm

FCC Logo

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Advocate groups Center for International Media Action, Common Frequency, Inc, and Prometheus Radio Project have withdrawn 20 of their informal objections filed on May 15th with more to come.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

Dec 20 2015 - 5:38pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 22, 2015

Prometheus Radio Project builds new low power FM station with CATA, farmworker organization in New Jersey

Oct 8 2015 - 3:36pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 9, 2015

Prometheus Radio Project sparks community radio in the Twin Cities

Nov 11 2014 - 5:48pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 14, 2014

New book examines Prometheus activists and the fight for Low Power FM

Low Power to the People: Pirates, Protest, and Politics in FM Radio Activism

Nov 3 2014 - 3:13pm
Volunteers raise KMRD-LP's new mast and antenna on the crest of a hill high above Madrid, NM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 3, 2014

Dec 18 2013 - 1:19pm

Nonprofits Hear Opportunity in the Sound of Low-Powered Radio Waves
By Anne Eigeman

The homepage of Prometheus Radio Project, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit working to build “participatory radio as a tool for social justice organizing and a voice for community expression” provides this quick update for supporters: “The government shutdown is over and the low power FM filing window is OPEN.” Because the FCC set the program application deadline for the LPFM program for 10/29 before the shutdown went into effect, it’s now unclear whether that date will be bumped back, but because the organization expects strong interest from community groups nationwide, they add, “as the situation evolves, we will keep you posted.”

Dec 18 2013 - 1:16pm

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

No matter how distressing it was to watch the federal government grind to a halt this month, it has been encouraging to hear a growing chorus of foundation and nonprofit leaders call for intensive efforts to fix our broken government.

But we won’t make any progress on that goal until we change the way media and politics intersect, so it’s time for everyone in philanthropy to make that a high priority of their advocacy.