Post date: Mar 23 2012 - 12:00am

Nieman Journalism Lab: "New FCC rules offer a “historic opportunity” for low-power community FM radio"

By 03/23/2012

Post date: Mar 22 2012 - 12:00am

Free Speech Radio News: "FCC opens up more space for low-power FM stations"


Post date: Mar 22 2012 - 12:00am

Radio Survivor: "Reactions to the FCC’s LPFM ruling"

by Paul Riismandel

Post date: Mar 22 2012 - 12:00am

Knight Ceter for Journalism in the Americas: "FCC rulings clear way for first new urban community radio stations in U.S. in decades"

By: Summer Harlow, 03/22/2012

Post date: Mar 22 2012 - 12:00am

All Gov: "FCC Opens Radio Airways to Small, Nonprofit Local Stations"

By: David Wallechinsky 03/22/2012

Post date: Feb 13 2012 - 5:09pm

From the Tucson Citizen by 

 on Feb. 13, 2012



On Saturday, I attended a meeting sponsored by the Prometheus Radio Project, a group that helps non-profit organizations start their own community radio stations. Had you heard of Low Power FM Radio Service? I hadn’t. I didn’t even know local groups could operate their own radio stations.

I learned at the meeting that the airwaves, managed by the FCC, were originally given to broadcasters to responsibly serve the people. As with many aspects of life in America in 2012, radio stations generally focus on corporate profits, not the common good. (To me, the important questions are, ‘How much profit is enough? Shouldn’t a line be drawn when greed tramples serving the people?’) The Telecommunications Act of 1996 allowed for massive mergers and now TV and radio policies and programs are controlled by a few large corporations. What if you could be an independent voice? How would you use your airtime to make a difference for the people you serve?

Post date: Jan 16 2012 - 5:09pm

 Jan. 16, 2012 9:56 AM ET
Airwaves clear slightly for community radio

Post date: Jan 10 2012 - 12:59pm

Former FM 'pirate' works to change rules

Story by Michael Matza - Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer - January 9, 2012

Post date: Jan 10 2012 - 12:54pm

Posted by Sabrina Roach on Flip the Media

On Thursday, January 5th, The Federal Communications Commission released a report confirming that the presence of low power FM stations (LPFM) do not impact the advertising or audience of full power FM radio stations.

Post date: Jan 9 2012 - 11:53am


Silenced 'voice' of Dunbar tries to state its case  - Pirate station creator travels to Washington on Monday to share his story

by Janine Zeitlin

On a Friday morning in December, Al Knighten peered out the tinted window of his den to see four police cars, a blue sedan and an unmarked SUV pulling up to his humble Fort Myers home.

Rap. Rap. Rap.

The 44-year-old knew the hard knocking was for him.