HERMOSA BEACH, CALIF. — In the middle of 2016, the FCC’s Media Bureau awarded a new low-power radio station at 92.7 MHz, based in the picturesque city of Pasadena, to an arts and culture-focused nonprofit that receives funding through grants from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and other support from the Los Angeles Arts Commission.
This immediately raised red flags with one of the biggest Christian Contemporary Music broadcast ministries in America, today the No. 2 licensee of radio stations in the U.S., behind iHeartMedia.
In March 2017, the Media Bureau upheld its decision to award the LPFM. Now, the two parties have reached a settlement that ends any arguments about interference — unless you live in the L.A. basin and enjoy “Today’s Hit Music” on a 100kw station with a broadcast tower in the Monte San Antonio area of Tijuana, Mexico.