Saturday, 1 December 2012

[creative-radio] Statement on FCC student station decision


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From: Michi Eyre <>
Date: 30 November 2012 10:29
Subject: [Stubblefield] REC statement on FCC student station decision
To:, Stubblefield <>

REC is delighted that the FCC took our suggestion and lifted the
restrictions that were placed on proposed student operated LPFM stations.
Under the original rules, if an LPFM application by a student operated
station at an institution that already has a broacast license was mutually
exclusive with other LPFM applicants, the student application would be

As we have seen with KUSF and many other student stations that have seen
their fate set in the past decade as universities downsize their
broadcasting and journalism programs, LPFM is an affordable way to maintain
some form of over-the-air experience for our next generation of people in
the broadcast industry.

Under the new rules, a student operated station that is based out of an
institution that already has a FM, AM or TV station will not be dismissed
solely because of this status and will be able to now compete for points
and if necessary, share time with other LPFM stations thus increasing dial
diversity even further.

Like the FCC Chairman and many others, my first experience at a licensed
radio station was at a student-run station. In my case, as a community
volunteer. I have a place in my heart for student run radio and my
comments that made this change take place was common sense and from the

I encourage all potential student broadcast station applicants to use
myLPFM to find their potential channels and to use Radio
Spark from Prometheus Radio Project to network
with other potential applicants as well as us who are more seasoned in the
LPFM community.

Finally, thanks to our friends at Common Frequency who filed comments in favor of our student
station proposal.

Michi Eyre
Founder, REC Networks

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