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LPFM Call Signs Sprout Across the Dial

Low-power count is at 916, will zoom far past 1,000 soon

From KGUT in Seattle to WWMM in Collinsville, Conn. (home of the Huckleberry Hill Music Society), new FM call signs are sprouting across the radio dial.

The expansion of the low-power FM service in the United States is reflected in the latest list of call sign grants and changes from the Federal Communications Commission.

The call sign KGUT(LP) is assigned to Seattle’s Hollow Earth Radio. The city of Stevens Point, Wis., now has radio station WSNP(LP).

WPNX(LP) is the call sign for the new station licensed to the Fifties Preservation Society in Westbrook, Maine, while in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Calvary Chapel Myrtle Beach has WXMB(LP).

Read the call sign change list here for a further sampling.

There are now 916 licensed LPFMs on the air; another 1,437 construction permits pending and more are expected.

This month’s list also reflects the recent change of call sign by KGY(AM) in Olympia, Wash., to KBUP(AM). We don’t often see three-letter call signs surrendered. This one accompanies a change in ownership and format; the station is now owned by Sacred Heart Radio and airs Catholic programming.