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LPFM Call Signs Dominate Latest FCC Report

Signals are blooming around the dial

KOLP(LP) will serve Olympia, Wash. WRVU(LP) will be heard in Grand Rapids, Mich. WJOP(LP) is coming to Newburyport, Mass., while Nashville will hear WBOU(LP) and Cincinnati will have WCXX(LP).

These are among new low-power FM call signs issued by the FCC Media Bureau in its latest call sign report, which is heavy with LPFMs. (Of the 90 call sign listings for radio and TV stations, more than 50 are for low-power FM.) With the recent expansion of that service, the commission database currently shows 936 licensed LPFMs and another 1,475 off-air LPFM construction permits.

But the FCC also noted some changes for non-LPFM stations.

For instance KFTI-FM in Newton, Kan., is now KKGQ. WXBT(AM) in Columbia, S.C., becomes WVOC. And KSIK(FM) in Fleming, Colo., is now KCGC.

Read it here.