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What's New on the Microradio Implementation Project website?

FCC public notice for window four LPFM applicants
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Urgent Notice—FCC shuts down systems for maintenance this weekend
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FCC releases partial list of accepted Window Four LPFM applications
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LPFM—what's next: a summary for applicants
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Second anniversary for LPFM: What we have to celebrate
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U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. circuit rules unconstitutional ban on unlicensed broadcasters
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Would you like to know who applied for LPFM in your state? Are they legitimate?
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FCC announces list of accepted third window LPFM applicants, petition to deny and minor amendment deadline
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Media advocacy and reform groups list
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Warning about consultants offering help in sorting out your mutual-exclusivity
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FCC receives petition for reconsideration regarding the creation of a low power radio service
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Low Power FM: The People's Voice
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FCC Adopts Revised LPFM Order; Codifies Third Adjacent Channel Interference Protection Standards
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An LPFM Dream in the Making
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Radio interviews with five of first 255 grantable LPFM stations, and other initiatives
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National Public Radio Receives Full and Fair Response from the FCC
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Summary of Federal Communictions Commission on Low Power Radio Reconsideration Order
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Low Power FM Equipment Guide
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Low Power FM Equipment Guide (.pdf)
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Low Power FM Reconsideration Order with Commissioners Statements (.pdf)
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Finding geographic coordinates and ground elevations
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Filling out FCC form 318 section V: Engineering Specs
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FCC Licensing Windows and State Clusters
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Creative Low Power FM Radio Initiatives


Welcome to the Microradio Implementation Project, created to help you learn more about low power FM radio. Because we were called into action in January 2000, we are coordinating much of our work with national organizations involved with community broadcasting and special constituent groups. You will find references to them in this web site. Thank you for your patience in waiting for us to appear here. We have been very involved in answering calls and queries from throughout the nation via all technologies possible, so now we can offer this site as an additional resource. Weekly updates will be in the offing as well as amplification in its design. We welcome your comments and ideas for what we should post.


We offer

• General information and education about low power radio development and licensing process

• Regional workshops and teleconferencing where possible on the license and filing process, program planning, and emerging technology. We are compiling lists of groups in regional clusters to determine when and where and for whom we will organize a workshop. Do let us know if you want one where you are.

• Booklet on how to apply for a FCC low power FM radio license, produced by the Media Access Project and sample application form.

• Booklet on community radio production and programming once you have the license and are in construction of the station (in development). In the meantime you can access the materials offered by the National Federation of Community Broadcasters (www.nfcb.org), Prometheus Radio Project (www.prometheus.tao.ca), the National Minority Media and Telecommunications Project (e-mail: mmtcbg54@aol.com), the Committee on Democratic Communications of the National Lawyers Guild (www.nlgcdc.org), others referred in future website updates. We are also being contacted by some very creative church and community radio producers who are offering ideas for no- budget radio production which we will share with you soon.

• Referrals to lawyers, engineers, technicians, and people who have community radio experience particularly in your special interest area. We are identifying reliable and credible professional in these areas who will offer advice on a pro bono or reasonable fee basis. Please be wary of people who are offering services at exorbitant fees. No one should be charging thousands of dollars for a license search or station set-up.

• Continuing education and advocacy for community-based communications and FCC rulings.

• FAQ’s on FCC licensing procedure. E-mail or call them into us and we will answer and post.