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LPFM applications now in CDBS

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:31 pm
by w9wi
The LPFM applications from the recent filing window are now in the CDBS.

In the Nashville area:
Antioch 103.9 Iglesia Antioquia de Cristo Ministerios Llamada Final
Carthage 100.5 Cornerstone Baptist Church
Clarksville 93.5 Radio-4-Us
Clarksville 94.9 Immaculate Conception Parish
Dickson 94.1 Dickson Co. Schools
Hendersonville 103.9 Jesus Breaks the Chains Church
Lebanon 100.5 Iglesia Mishkan Lugar de Adoracion
La Vergne 103.9 La Vergne Educational Media
Murfreesboro 99.3 St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
Murfreesboro 103.9 Remnant Broadcasting Corp.
Murfreesboro 103.9 Stones River Community Media Alliance
Nashville 93.3 South Nashville Community Radio
Nashville 104.1 Catholic Media Productions
Nashville 104.1 Nashville Peace & Justice Center
Nashville 104.1 Tennessee Alliance for Progress
Nashville 104.1 Open Table of Nashville
Nashville 104.1 Middle Tennessee Jobs with Justice
Nashville 104.1 WRVU Friends and Family
Nashville 104.1 Nashville Community Radio
Nashville 106.3 North Nashville Community Radio
Spring Hill 98.7 North Star Media

And in the Milwaukee area:
Brookfield 104.3 The Word for Life
Franklin 101.3 City of Franklin
Glendale 89.3 Milwaukee Turners
Kenosha 101.5 UW Parkside
Milwaukee 99.7 Academy of Excellence
Milwaukee 101.3 Inner City Development Project
Milwaukee 101.3 Faith Community Development Corp.
Milwaukee 101.3 Souls Harbor Baptist Church
Milwaukee 101.3 Alive MKE
Milwaukee 101.3 Riverwest Arts Association
Milwaukee 101.7 North Milwaukee North Community Radio
Milwaukee 104.1 Milwaukee Community Radio
Port Washington 101.5 Port Washington Community Broadcasting
Waukesha 101.3 Waukesha Media Arts Foundation
Waukesha 104.5 Carroll University (to replace Class D FM WCCX on the same frequency)
Whitefish Bay 101.3 Whitefish Bay School Dist. Board

FWIW there are twelve applications for Chicago & somebody thinks they'll get a LPFM on 102.3 in NYC.

Re: LPFM applications now in CDBS

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:31 pm
by rockmanac
I'm really shocked Marquette didn't try. There was a *huge* LPFM push in 2000 before the 3rd adjacent rule got slapped on LPFM and basically killed any chances of MUR getting an over-the-air signal in Milwaukee at that time. (Not that we didn't try to get someone to donate an AM to us after that...)

Re: LPFM applications now in CDBS

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:25 pm
by techboywi
w9wi wrote:The LPFM applications from the recent filing window are now in the CDBS.

Nashville 104.1 WRVU Friends and Family

Hmmm...this one could be interesting if it ever came to fruition...

Re: LPFM applications now in CDBS

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:49 pm
by BroadcastDoc
For those who may be interested, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors (WYMS) filed a petition to deny a few days ago in relation to the 89.3 app. The 89.3 applicant requested a waiver due to being short-spaced to both WYMS and WUWM. However, WYMS has been running a "reading service for the blind" on their subcarrier for many years, and the FCC has already stated they will not grant spacing waivers in those situations in order to protect the service. I'll be interested to see how it plays out (obviously)!

Re: LPFM applications now in CDBS

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:53 pm
by BroadcastDoc
I should also mention that WFAQ-LP (92.7) Mukwonago, WI has filed for a major modification to move closer to Mukwonago and change frequency to 101.3. It is being counted with the MX group for Milwaukee. I don't see it as having a chance in heck of being granted under the circumstances, but that's just my somewhat educated opinion.

Re: LPFM applications now in CDBS

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:11 pm
by Deep Thought
Changes to licensed stations are at the bottom of the priority list so they're pretty much toast in an MX with a new station.

Can't wait until the massive QRM starts. One client in California had one pop up co-channel *inside the 70 dbu Longley-Rice contour* which means (1) the LPFM will have a coverage area of about two blocks and (2) 20,000 people lose service from an established station that does quite well in the ratings. This is turning into a huge mess. I hope the proponents got their money's worth because there are a lot of naive applicants about to be chucked in to the Petition to Deny chipper. I heard one major group has well over 100 of these they are dealing with that will cause interference to an operating commercial station.

Re: LPFM applications now in CDBS

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:25 pm
by BroadcastDoc
Yeah, I'm totally on board with the theory behind LPFM and its mission. Diversity and localism in media is a good thing, however the problem is that we're trying to fit 100lbs of stuff in a 50lb bag.

Re: LPFM applications now in CDBS

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:13 pm
by Deep Thought
It's a 1 pound bag in many markets, and "localism" is not satellite-fed 23 hours a day. We now have hundreds of 100 watt satellators to complement all the translator abuse.

It was a good idea but like most good ideas money corrupted it beyond recognition.