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Welcome to your ultimate destination for in-depth LPFM radio industry news. Our platform is designed to be your window into the vibrant and ever-evolving world of Low Power FM radio across the United States. We go beyond the headlines, offering you a rich tapestry of news, features, and insights. From regulatory developments and technological advancements to the voices shaping the industry, we cover it all. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just curious about LPFM radio, our commitment is to provide you with a comprehensive resource to inform, educate, and inspire. Step into the world of LPFM radio like never before, right here.

  • At The LPFM Radio Store, our contact form is your direct line to our expert team. Whether you have LPFM radio queries, need broadcasting solutions, or specific assistance, our form streamlines the process. Share your details and message, and we’ll respond promptly with the support you require. We’re dedicated to delivering excellent service and guidance…

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  • FCC Takes Action Against Three NYC Pirate Radio Operators

    FCC Takes Action Against Three NYC Pirate Radio Operators

    FCC Takes Action Against Three NYC Pirate Radio Operators. In regular sweeps targeting pirate radio activities, the FCC unveils illicit operations in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Mount Vernon, proposing fines totaling $6 million.

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  • Securing Your Low Power FM License: Piecing Together Essentials

    Securing Your Low Power FM License: Piecing Together Essentials

    When your non-profit entity has committed to pursuing a low-power FM license and established a connection with an advocate to streamline the paperwork, the next pivotal step is to gather all the necessary components. Time is of the essence, but there is ample opportunity to meticulously assemble everything. The application window for the Federal Communications…

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  • LPFM Radio Filing Window: How to Apply for a LPFM Radio License

    LPFM Radio Filing Window: How to Apply for a LPFM Radio License

    Have you always wanted to start your own radio station? Have you heard about Low Power FM (LPFM) radio and want to learn more? Well, you’re in luck! The LPFM Radio Filing Window for 2023 is just around the corner, and this blog post will guide you through the application process. What is LPFM Radio?…

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  • Beware of LPFM Radio Scams: Protecting the Aspiring Broadcasters

    Beware of LPFM Radio Scams: Protecting the Aspiring Broadcasters

    In the world of Low Power FM (LPFM) radio, the dream of establishing your own station can be incredibly appealing. However, it’s important to be cautious and informed, as there are unscrupulous individuals and entities out there preying on the hopes and aspirations of LPFM applicants. These scammers dangle unbelievable promises and unrealistically low prices,…

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  • FCC Delays 2023 LPFM Radio Filing Window

    FCC Delays 2023 LPFM Radio Filing Window

    The FCC’s Audio Division has officially announced a delay in the filing window for the Third Generation LPFM Filing Window, now scheduled from December 6 to December 13, 2023. This decision comes in response to a community-led request advocating for the extension.

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  • Nielsen Audio Top 50 Market Counties

    Nielsen Audio Top 50 Market Counties

    To determine if a radio station is located within a rated market, one can access the current Nielsen Audio DMA rankings, which are typically available online and can provide valuable insights into a station’s market presence and potential reach. The counties and regions listed below correspond to the 2023 Nielsen Audio Top-50 urban markets. If…

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  • The LPFM Radio Second Adjacent Waiver: Why You Need a Broadcast Engineering Consultant

    The LPFM Radio Second Adjacent Waiver: Why You Need a Broadcast Engineering Consultant

    LPFM radio frequency applications that require a Second Adjacent Waiver are exceptionally challenging. These waivers are needed when your proposed station frequency is too close to an existing one. Unlike a standard LPFM application, which already demands a fair bit of expertise, the Second Adjacent Waiver applications are on a whole other level.

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  • The Resurgence of Radio: A Powerful Tool for Community and Truth

    The Resurgence of Radio: A Powerful Tool for Community and Truth

    Many individuals, like my pastor friend, tend to underestimate the influence of radio in today’s digital era. They often believe that the internet has rendered radio obsolete. However, the numbers paint a different picture. Radio continues to hold its ground as a trusted and far-reaching communication tool. It’s the medium that accompanies us during our…

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  • Unlock LPFM Radio Success with Nexus Broadcast – Your Partner in Radio Excellence!

    Unlock LPFM Radio Success with Nexus Broadcast – Your Partner in Radio Excellence!

    At Nexus Broadcast, we understand that the LPFM application process can be complex and overwhelming. That’s why we’re here to offer our expertise and support to ensure your application is not only submitted successfully but stands out amidst the competition. Let Nexus Broadcast be your trusted partner on this exciting journey. Together, we can bring…

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  • Unlock the World of LPFM Radio: Unleash the Power of Low Power FM Broadcasting

    Unlock the World of LPFM Radio: Unleash the Power of Low Power FM Broadcasting

    Are you ready to experience the magic of radio like never before? Look no further than LPFM Radio, the revolutionary Low Power FM broadcasting system that’s making waves across the globe. Whether you’re a community enthusiast, a music aficionado, or a business looking to reach a local audience, LPFM Radio offers a cost-effective and captivating…

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  • Your Voice on the Airwaves: Don’t Miss Out on the 2023 LPFM Filing Window!

    Your Voice on the Airwaves: Don’t Miss Out on the 2023 LPFM Filing Window!

    Are you ready to make your mark on the airwaves? The 2023 LPFM filing window is here, and this is your chance to bring your unique voice and perspective to the world through your very own Low-Power FM (LPFM) radio station. Imagine having a platform to connect with your community, share your passions, and create…

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  • LPFM Radio Filing Window – Low Power FM Stations Application Period 2023

    LPFM Radio Filing Window – Low Power FM Stations Application Period 2023

    The long awaited LPFM Radio filing window is finally upon us! The last filing window was right at about ten years ago. Applications for original construction permits (as well as major changes) for Low Power FM (LPFM) broadcast stations. If you need an LPFM Radio license, now is the time to act. It will likely…

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  • 2023 LPFM Radio Filing Window Be Prepared – Start Right Now!

    2023 LPFM Radio Filing Window Be Prepared – Start Right Now!

    In the world of broadcasting, community engagement and local voices hold significant value. Low Power FM (LPFM) radio stations play a vital role in providing unique, localized content, and the 2023 LPFM Radio Filing Window presents a golden opportunity for individuals, organizations, and communities to make their voices heard. The importance of this filing window…

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  • Staying on Air: Why Radio and TV Licensees Must Be Familiar with FCC Rules

    Staying on Air: Why Radio and TV Licensees Must Be Familiar with FCC Rules

    The world of radio and television broadcasting is regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the United States. These regulatory measures are in place to ensure efficient and fair use of the electromagnetic spectrum, prevent interference, and maintain broadcasting standards. For radio and TV licensees, being well-versed in FCC rules is not just a…

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  • Radio and TV Licenses: The Necessity of Filing a Request for Silent STA

    Radio and TV Licenses: The Necessity of Filing a Request for Silent STA

    The broadcasting industry, comprising both radio and TV stations, is subject to regulations established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the United States. These regulations are designed to ensure efficient use of the electromagnetic spectrum, prevent interference, and maintain the integrity of broadcasting services. In specific situations, licensed radio and TV stations may need…

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  • Start a Christian Radio Station For Your Ministry

    Start a Christian Radio Station For Your Ministry

    Starting a Christian radio station for your church can be a powerful way to share the message of faith, connect with the community, and provide uplifting content. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you get started: Define Your Vision and Purpose: Clearly articulate the vision and purpose of your Christian radio station. Determine the target…

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  • A Step-by-Step Guide to Starting a Low Power FM Radio Station in 2023

    A Step-by-Step Guide to Starting a Low Power FM Radio Station in 2023

    The opening of the Low Power FM (LPFM) radio filing window in 2023 has provided a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and community groups to establish their own local broadcasting stations. LPFM stations offer a platform for community voices to be heard and play a vital role in promoting local culture, engaging citizens, and bridging…

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  • Exploring the 2023 LPFM Radio Filing Window: A Boost for Local Broadcasters

    Exploring the 2023 LPFM Radio Filing Window: A Boost for Local Broadcasters

    In the ever-evolving world of radio broadcasting, the Low Power FM (LPFM) service has emerged as a powerful platform for local communities to share their voices, ideas, and cultural expressions. LPFM stations operate on a low-wattage frequency, covering a limited geographic area, but they have the potential to reach and engage with listeners on a…

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  • Are you ready to make some noise and rock the radio waves?

    Are you ready to make some noise and rock the radio waves?

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced that a filing window for applications for new LPFM station construction permits will open on November 1, 2023 and close on November 8, 2023 . LPFM proposals in the entire FM band, from channels 201 to 300, will be eligible for filing during this window. (Many steps of…

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  • Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS) has been deactivated for Hurricane Laura for most counties in Texas.

    Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS) has been deactivated for Hurricane Laura for most counties in Texas.

    The Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS) has been deactivated for Hurricane Laura for most counties in Texas. DIRS will remain active to collect information in some counties in Texas and in Louisiana. If you have communication assets in the disaster areas listed below, please continue to update your reports by 10 a.m. ET each day…

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  • Filing Window for New Noncommercial FM Stations Applications Coming Soon! – With an LPFM Window to Follow!

    Filing Window for New Noncommercial FM Stations Applications Coming Soon! – With an LPFM Window to Follow!

    A new filing window for new noncommercial FM radio stations in the reserved FM band (88.1 – 92.1 FM) is in finally in the works! The window could happen in late 2020 but is more likely to happen early 2021.

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  • FCC NCE FM Radio Filing Window Coming

    FCC NCE FM Radio Filing Window Coming

    Filing Window for New Noncommercial FM Stations Applications Coming Soon! – With an LPFM Window to Follow! A new filing window for new noncommercial FM radio stations in the reserved FM band (88.1 – 92.1 FM) is in finally in the works! The window could happen in late 2020 but is more likely to happen…

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  • Official: PIRATE Act Enacted into Law

    Official: PIRATE Act Enacted into Law

    Catching and prosecuting illegal radio operators may see enhanced efficacy with the PIRATE Act now in effect. The PIRATE Act’s potency lies in its specifics. The act empowers the commission to impose fines of up to $100,000 per violation and $2 million in total. It streamlines the enforcement process, mandates FCC-led pirate radio enforcement sweeps…

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  • National EAS ETRS Forms Due August 2018

    National EAS ETRS Forms Due August 2018

    It’s nearly National EAS Testing time. The FCC is getting ready for the 2018 National EAS Test. All radio and television broadcasters, including LPFM radio stations are required to fill out the ETRS form one by August 27. I can prepare and file the three forms for you for only $150 per station. 903-270-1500  …

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  • Congress Explores Tools for Shutting Pirate Radio

    Congress Explores Tools for Shutting Pirate Radio

    Boosting FCC fines to as much as $2 million, penalizing building owners and stepping up raids in major Radio markets are among the options Congress is considering for combating illegal broadcast operations under legislation unveiled last week in a House Telecommunications Subcommittee hearing. The measures are intended to protect against interference with licensed broadcasters, the…

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  • FCC Gives Blue Alerts a Green Light

    FCC Gives Blue Alerts a Green Light

    A new alert code has been added to the nation’s emergency alert system.   At its December Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission moved to amend the EAS rules by adding a new event code — a Blue Alert — that can be sent over the EAS and the Wireless Emergency Alert system. The alerts…

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  • FCC Warns Operator About Two Stations

    FCC Warns Operator About Two Stations

    Agents from Enforcement Bureau made not one … not two … but eight different visits to a residential property in Lauderhill, Fla., that was allegedly illegally broadcasting radio signals on not one, but two different frequencies.   Earlier this month, agents from the bureau at the Federal Communications Commission warned Wilfrid Salomon of Lauderdale Lakes…

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  • Special Translator Window Open – Now

    Special Translator Window Open – Now

    As announced in October 2015 in the AM Order the commission had opened a special filing window for FM translators for use with AM radio stations. This is a two part window, with the first part open now for the next six months – ending July 28, 2016. The second window will be for three…

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  • FCC Finalizes Regs For LPTV Conversion

    FCC Finalizes Regs For LPTV Conversion

    The FCC has released their final rule laying out regulations for low-power television stations switching from analog to digital transmission as well as adopting rules which will accommodate industry changes resulting from the upcoming broadcast incentive auction.

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  • What’s Up With LPFM Radio These Days?

    What’s Up With LPFM Radio These Days?

    With so many delays of this window – starting back from 2010 – many would-be applicants are a bit shell shocked and in a bit of disbelief that this really is happening in October, after thirteen years and three years of recent delays. Trust me – this window is happening and will likely be the…

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  • A Working Radio Retirement

    A Working Radio Retirement

    The client told me his signal was good out to about 25 miles in one direction, but not very good in a different direction that he wanted to cover. I explained this was a very good signal for a 1 kW directional FM at 100 feet HAAT. But he insisted he should have a better…

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  • Tribal Radio Priority

    Tribal Radio Priority

    In 2010, the Federal Communications Commission established a Tribal Radio Priority to expand the number of radio stations owned by American Indian Tribes broadcasting to Tribal lands. The Tribal Priority is a FCC rule through which Tribes or Tribally owned or controlled entities may more easily obtain broadcast radio licenses in both the AM and…

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  • FCC opens window for uncontested FM translator applications

    FCC opens window for uncontested FM translator applications

    The FCC is opening a new window in the spirit of its “expedited Auction 83 licensing initiative” which is part of the LPFM proceeding. It gives proponents of translator CPs which are not mutually exclusive to any other applicants the chance to file for CPs. Since these are singleton applicants, they will not be subjected…

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  • Privacy Policy

    Privacy Policy

    What information do we collect? We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey or fill out a form. When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number…

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  • 2003 FM Translator Application FCC Meeting

    2003 FM Translator Application FCC Meeting

    The Commission will consider a Fifth Order on Reconsideration and Sixth Report and Order, finalizing procedures to complete the processing of over 6,000 pending FM translator applications and completing implementation of the Local Community Radio Act. Open Commission Meeting November 30 2012, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST Room TW-C305, 445 12th Street S.W., Washington,…

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  • Nicom Overstock Special

    Nexus is working with Nicom to reduce overstock inventory on the following items. These prices reflect a discount of up to 50% off the normal Nicom price. This is a limited offer available on in stock items only. No credit cards accepted on these deeply discounted items. (CC accepted if you cover processing fees 4%)…

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  • A Little FCC Inspection “Insurance”

    A Little FCC Inspection “Insurance”

    What is this valuable service that could make such a nightmare simply go away? A sort of rehearsal inspection where you cannot be fined for violations found during the inspection. Many state broadcasters associations have made arrangements with the FCC to not perform random inspections of stations that pass the ABIP inspection for three years.…

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  • Spilled Soda? Rice May Save the Day

    Spilled Soda? Rice May Save the Day

    The higher the alcohol content the better. This will help to remove any residue and evaporate the liquid quickly. Be sure to shake out the excess as much as possible – you might use a bit of compressed air here to help. Be sure to wipe all the moisture off of the outside of the…

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  • Steps to Take for a Blown Tower Light

    Steps to Take for a Blown Tower Light

    Once you have notified NOTAM, the report will be good for 15 days. If you are unable to make the repairs during this time, you need to submit a new NOTAM report. If you would like to verify your NOTAM or check a NOTAM for a specific tower you can do this on-line at https://pilotweb.nas.faa.gov/…

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  • FM or TV System Gain-Loss Calculations – TPO for ERP, Coax System & Antenna Gain.

    FM or TV System Gain-Loss Calculations – TPO for ERP, Coax System & Antenna Gain.

    System Gain-Loss Calculator . . . ERP Required: kW . . Ant gain:   Dbs . . . . Coax Length: mf . . Coax Loss dB/100 Ft.: . . Frequency (MHz) . . Coax Type FL152FL20FL39FL55FL77FLF10FLF20FLF29FLF39HCA12HCA158HCA214HCA300HCA312HCA418HCA500HCA618HCA78HCA800HJ11HJ5HJ6HJ7HJ8HJ9LCF114LCF12LCF158LCF214LCF78LDF12LDF4LDF5LDF6LDF7OTHERP158P318P416P618P78 . . Combiner Loss: dB . . Other Losses: dB . . Total System Losses: kW dB Required…

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  • Nexus Sells it! Radio & TV Stations for Sale!

    Nexus Sells it! Radio & TV Stations for Sale!

    YOUR STATION HERE! LET NEXUS SELL YOUR RADIO STATION! Looking for a radio station in an area not listed here? Let us help you find your new station!

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  • Broadcast Engineering Consultants – Upgrades & New Licensing

    Broadcast Engineering Consultants – Upgrades & New Licensing

    Experienced Broadcasters and Engineers Make the Difference!

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  • Program Origination on Translators

    Program Origination on Translators

    Geo Broadcasting Solutions wants to use FM boosters as program originators that are separate from the main channel operation. Boosters are a bit different than translators. They operate on the same frequency as the main channel. They are used to help

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  • Testimonials for Nexus Broadcast!

    Testimonials for Nexus Broadcast!

    “Leo has done work for us a few times over the years and has a excellent track record . Even when there were minor problems he was able to resolve the problem in a fair and equitable way. I am currently using Leo’s sevices and I am certain we will use his services in the…

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  • Listening to the Radio like doing Cocaine

    Listening to the Radio like doing Cocaine

    Well now, this explains a few things.  Always interested in carrying science forward, I read with interest the article on Gawker which cites a study from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.  The gist of the article states that we seek out music we enjoy because of a chemical reaction in our brains: Ever had goosebumps…

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  • Radio Funding & Grants Radio & TV Stations

    Radio Funding & Grants Radio & TV Stations

    What is PTFP? For the past 40 years, PTFP has played a major role in the development of public broadcasting throughout the United States. With the program’s assistance, a public television signal now reaches about 95% of our nation’s population and public radio reaches approximately 90% of the population. The program also funds radio reading…

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  • Get Your Radio Station Listed on Media Player Radio Tuner

    Get Your Radio Station Listed on Media Player Radio Tuner

    If you want your station listed on Microsoft Windows Media Radio Tuner then drop an email to tuner@microsoft.com and ask Sally for a Radio Submission Form. You will probably wait a week or so for a reply, don’t worry, Sally is very busy. You will be required to have a download link for Windows Media…

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  • Getting Your Radio Station Listed on Itunes

    Getting Your Radio Station Listed on Itunes

    Send an email to itunesradio@apple.com  I successfully listed KNOI on itunes.  You can too by Following these guidelines – But be patient it can take a few weeks and if you dont pay attention and get one thing wrong or miss something and they ignore you.  Read carefully and you should be listed in one…

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