In 2000, Congress and the FCC inaugurated a new designation called Low Power FM, for non-commercial and non-profit radio. The LPFM designation fosters diversity on the public airwaves, redistributing attention away from national commercial conglomerates. LCR is designated LPFM. We share that initiative’s values.
Community Radio is more than a medium. It’s a shared set of values, a desire to bring the airwaves to ALL people. Our friends at KHOI-FM in Ames, Iowa have said it really well:
Because – under our FCC designation – a portion of airtime must be devoted to “public safety,” we engage listeners with material critical to their well-being. Our programming is more than informative; it’s vital.
We are a Public Safety Radio Station. When Emergencies occur in our community, we are the only radio station in this area licensed specifically to provide up to date relevant information. Please listen to our Public Safety PSA’s that run every hour. Preparedness is the best defense for an Emergency.
Lexington Community Radio will provide vital emergency broadcasts during severe weather occurrences, community emergencies and other potential/real man-made or natural disasters. The emergency plans, which are supported by the station, cover emergencies such as natural hazards including earthquakes, tornadoes, fire (urban and wildland), storms, floods, ice storms, landslides, human and animal disease epidemics, drought, sink holes and mine subsidence.
Accidental disasters including accidents, explosions, equipment and dam failures, hazardous materials and biological hazard incidents, household chemical emergencies, industrial emergencies, transportation disasters including airline, truck and rail. Disruptions in Services – Water, sewer, communications, travel, etc. Civil Disturbances and Terrorism including rioting and looting. Also assassinations, bombings, cyber attacks, hijackings, kidnappings, threats of terrorism and the use of chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological weapons, weapons of mass destruction and mass casualties.
The Applicant provides 24 hours daily of locally originated programming features emergency information and resources as provided by city emergency response personnel including local police and fire departments. Lexington Community Radio will also broadcast programming relative to zoning, land use and design proposals within a broader community vision for physical development that will allow the Lexington community to grow and prosper, promote economic development and viable job development while preserving the quality of life that makes it a desirable place to work and live while protecting and enhancing existing neighborhoods, downtown, and the rural cultural landscape.
The FCC has granted Lexington Community Radio construction permits for two channels: The loop on the left is WLXL 95.7 FM, and the one to the right is WLXU 93.9 FM. Although there is overlap between the coverage areas, this creates opportunities for broader coverage while targeting specific messaging to each area. WLXL’s range has a population of approximately 92,000 residents, and WLXU’s range will reach approximately 122,000 residents.
Archive of press releases and Lexington Community Radio in the news.
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Lexington Community Radio, Inc. is a Kentucky nonprofit corporation, duly recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization (Federal EIN: 36-4662643)
Low Power FM community radio is making waves from coast to coast. We’re turning it UP in Kentucky, and the values and power of community radio are turning up new connections and human-scale alliances across the Bluegrass. We want to thank our ever-growing list of true believers.
The Lexington Centurions are an esteemed group of friends who have the vision to support community radio at the $1000 level. We are extremely thankful to those who have committed to LCR thus far!
|Bill & Kim Garmer||The Cravens Family Charitable Fund|
|Marsha & Brenda Moors-Charles||Jonathan Barker & Andrew Tan|
|Nancy Barron||Anthany and Eunice Beatty Family Foundation Fund|
|Keith Clark & Cheri Pulliam||Joe Costa & Stefanie Reichenbach|
|Lucy Ferguson||Tom Fielder & Elizabeth Rouse|
|Bill Fortune||Sandy Frank|
|Steven & Susan Goldstein||Robert & Linda Granacher|
|David & Anne Helmers||Debra Hensley & Melissa Watt|
|Dr. Randolph Hollingsworth & Richard Greissman||Hap & Lori Houlihan|
|Bill & Sally Johnston||Ben C.Kaufman & Janet Zusman Kaufman|
|Kris & Bridgette Kimel||John Winn Miller|
|Becky Lytle||Theodore Monroe|
|Wyn Morris & Vicki Sword||Connie Morton & Kathy Bolton|
|Christina Noll||Diane Parrish|
| Malcolm Ratchford/Community Action
|Ricki & Joe Rosenberg|
|Mike & Dawn Scanlon||Ernesto Scorsone & John Davis|
|Alan Stein||Howard & Robin Stovall|
|Harold Tate & David Swenson||Kakie Urch|
|Dianet Valencia||Griffin VanMeter & Sarah Wylie VanMeter|
|Dennis & Leslie Whaley||L. Tracee Whitley|
|Ann Todd Dupree||The Jedra Foundation|
|The Alpenglow Foundation||Julie Butcher|
|Tonya Jackson||Angelo S. & Barbara L. Gazzaroli, Jr.|
|Page & Guy Mendes, in memory of Jess Mendes||Anne Bolton|
|Doug and Melanie Roederer||Russ Tucker & Maryanne O’Canna|
|Christina Bell||Jedra Foundation (Art Shechet & Marilyn Robie)|
John Lackey, Homegrown Press
Community Trust Bank
Just Fund KY
Soulfoul Space at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
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