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New FMs Coming to Louisville, Rochester, Manchester

A sampling of recent low-power construction permits

The FCC has granted more construction permits for new low-power FM radio stations. Below is a sampling of recent CPs from the recent application window and the ongoing process to settle mutually exclusive applications:

Richmond, Ky. — A CP was issued to Richmond Community Radio at 93.5 MHz; it wants to “be a voice of many voices offering a wide variety of people an opportunity to share their experiences, concerns, and perspectives with their neighbors,” and to teach broadcasting skills.

Richmond, Ky.— Another applicant, RichmondRadio Inc., won a CP at 97.7 for a program of community outreach, education and history.

Manchester, N.H. — A CP has been issued to Manchester Public Television Service at 95.3. This station will complement a cable TV service funded by the city.

Manchester, Conn. — A CP issued was to Manchester Community College for 103.3. It will use the station for internships, educational programming and coursework. Earlier its application had been dismissed because it hadn’t provided enough information to qualify for a waiver of second-adjacent short-spacing.

Rochester, N.Y. — A CP was issued to Ibero American Action League at 97.1. It plans programming for the Hispanic/Latino community.

Louisville, Ky. — Crescent Hill Radio Inc. has secured a construction permit to operate at 100.9 FM. This will be an extension of an Internet radio station that features local and regional music, as well as talk content about arts and other community programming.

The info above is based on the FCC CDBS database as well as data from REC Networks. The FCC database currently lists 861 licensed low-power FM stations and another 1,342 LPFM construction permits.