Nov
15
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Assorted Documents

~ Ric, 15 Nov, 2013

I have placed the documents I have collected for this project so far into a folder in the wiki called dox. There is no index, just a bunch of documents I have collected so far from our group, The Prometheus Radio Project, and from Uncle Charlie, so once you are in there you’ll have to use your BACK button to escape. This is to give us access to these items when we are away from our desks or using a different computer than we normally would use to blog about Goldendale’s radio project. Our own little space in the cloud, so to speak, with links to the folder from this article and in the wiki for when one’s own bookmarks are not readily at hand. If a document does not have an adequately descriptive name, good luck. Hopefully they soon will each be referred to in posts here and in the wiki for easier access but until then all we have is ready availability going for us.

The latest addition is the Sample Radio Volunteer Handbook, a 16 page, 111k, PDF of the volunteer handbook for station KGHP-FM in Gig Harbor recently provided by Cory.

If anyone has something I missed just attach it (if under 7 M) to an email to fm98620lp (at) gorgelink.org and I’ll ensure it is included. Or post a link to your source in the wiki.. Or blog about it right here!

Nov
14
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Public Service Announcements

~ Ric, 14 Nov, 2013

For those who do not want to do a ‘cast (broad, pod, or otherwise), doing a PSA is a great way to contribute and get your voice &/or name out there.

For people working in the voice over and narration categories PSAs can be great little inclusions in their portfolios, so it’s one way volunteering to do voice for a local charity can have a return on time invested beyond the joy of simply helping out.

Nov
12
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LPFM Application Status

The Adventure of the Amendment
On Jan. 23, 2014 John Kusky received a call from the FCC notifying him that we needed to file an amendment to our original application correcting the Longitude and Latitude as notated in Section VI, Tech Box #2. The datum we had provided was written in NAD 83 designation. The FCC required NAD 27.
On Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, I met with John and Nancy and J&N Cable to file the amendment. It took some effort to find out how to do this. We were logged into our account, prepared and uploaded the proper .pdf. Thinking that we had been successful, we were surprised by a phone call on Friday afternoon, Feb. 7, 2014 from the FCC (a Mr. David Trout, suffering from a very bad respiratory infection) informing us that it had not been received. I returned Mr. Trout’s call and he walked me through the steps to complete the submission. He instructed me to print out the entire application and the three attachments which need to be kept as part of our public record. I inquired what the timeline might be. He said that it appears to be on track for approval as that was the only glitch, and it is classified as a singleton. He said we could be hearing something very soon. - Cory

The FCC has begun to grant LPFM Original Construction permits to “singletons” in Washington State. During the past two weeks, LPFM applicants in Buena, Walla Walla, Twisp, Burlington, Wenatchee, Duval and Winthrop all got the green light to begin construction of their Low Power FM stations. Keep current with these developments by using the CDBS Application Search Form: https://licensing.fcc.gov/prod/cdbs/pubacc/prod/app_sear.htm On the form, select “FM Low Power” in the Service Box, and narrow your search further by indicating City and State.

An application for FCC approval for a construction permit for a 100 watt Low Power FM community radio station for Goldendale was filed on the FCC website by Cory Eberhart and Kathy O’Brennan on October 23, 2013.

Listed as legal applicant for the station is the 501(c)3 organization Community Enrichment for Klickitat County (CEKC- pronounced “seek”). Web page for CEKC can be found at http://www.cekcwa.org/.

While awaiting FCC approval, let’s brainstorm how a non-profit, educational, community radio station can be of benefit for our area, including programming ideas, and how the station could be staffed, financed, etc. Please email your suggestions for consideration to Louise Brown at sunbeeme47 (at) yahoo.com.

Time and date for the next planning meeting for Goldendale’s LPFM station are yet to be determined, but your suggestions for the agenda are welcome any time.

Louise


Links:

http://www.fcc.gov/DOC-323568-Procedures-for-Filings.pdf

Guide to the Application - http://www.prometheusradio.org/applicationguide

Guide to the Engineering Sections - http://www.prometheusradio.org/techbox

http://radiosurvivor.com/2013/09/27/fcc-says-hundreds-of-nonprofits-have-started-their-lpfm-applications-ready-for-more/

Providing programming to affiliated stations for an annual fee-

pacificanetwork.org

Here are some sources provided by Ric Frye which may be helpful when planning programming for a local radio station-

Archive.org - public domain and free-to-share audio (and movie files
which can have sound ripped from them)

Librivox.org - public domain literary works read by volunteers

FreeMusicArchive.org - many works with Creative Commons licensing

http://thefump.com/radio_program.php - The Funny Music Project
application for stations

Nov
12
0
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