Forty-four more LPFMs are on the air now compared to last December.
That’s among the data from the FCC in its regular update of total station counts. Apart from LPFMs, there are now 13,939 licensed radio stations in the U.S., up by 102 so far this year.
The breakdown: 6,290 FM commercial, 2,873 FM noncom and 4,776 AM stations. LPFMs are counted separately and now total 815.
In December of last year, there were 6,266 commercial FMs, 2,817 noncom FMs and 4,754 AMs, while LPFMs totaled 771 at that time.