Article on the efforts of two local groups to establish low-power FM (LPFM) rad
Article on the efforts of two local groups to establish low-power FM (LPFM) radio stations. LPFM was launched by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2000 as an attempt to provide community-oriented radio service. Until recently, four groups were vying for 105.1, the only LPFM frequency available on the Portland dial. They applied over three years ago, and are still waiting for a license. W. David Patterson, a board member of Standish Citizens Educational Organization, a Standish-based nonprofit, said the process has been so emotional, that his group almost gave up. Dennis Ross, founder of All Inclusive, Inc., is another Portland applicant who hopes to broadcast from a converted garage atop Munjoy Hill. In Rockland, WRFR-LP is approaching its 22nd month of LPFM operation under the supervision of former Rockland city councilor Joe Steinberger. Since 1996, when Congress passed the telecommunications bill lifting decades-old radio ownership caps, 22 of Portland's 24 radio outlets have been acquired by four companies. Details.
Kim, Kevin Y., "Article on the efforts of two local groups to establish low-power FM (LPFM) rad" (2003). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 1402.