U.S. Federal Communications Commission

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Anti-Semitic Senate Hopeful Silenced by FCC, But Not Why You Think

    whty.orgGlenn Miller a.k.a. Frazier Glenn Miller​Remember Missouri's U.S. Senate candidate Glenn Miller? A former KKK leader, Miller made a big splash this spring when he began airing his anti-Semitic campaign ads on radio stations across western Missouri. Dozens of headlines followed, as did gues ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Classical Music Returns to the St. Louis Airwaves -- Kind Of...

    Beethoven may smile again, thanks to KWMU​Fans of Classic 99.1 (KFUO-FM) officially lost their beloved classical-music outpost in early May, when the FCC approved the sale of the station to Joy FM. The latter is "a listener-supported station that plays Christian music and broadcasts simultaneo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    FCC Approves Sale of St. Louis' Only Classical Station, KFUO

    ​The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod cleared the last hurdle this week in its attempt to sell Classic 99.1 (KFUO-FM) when the Federal Communications Commission approved the sale. Friends and financial backers of KFUO have been waging a year-long battle to save the station and had hoped that the FCC ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Beethoven Rolls Over; St. Louis to Lose Only Classical Music Station

    ​After 61 years on the airwaves, a last-ditch effort to save Classic 99.1 (KFUO-FM) was all for naught. Yesterday the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod announced the sale of the classical music station to Christian music broadcaster Joy FM. The church owns the rights to KFUO and began quietly negotia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Tomorrow is D-Day (Digital Television Conversion)

    Tomorrow broadcast TV is going all digital on your ass, when analog television signals are switched off and replaced with digital signals. Hopefully you've heard about this already and have purchased a converter box if you aren't already using cable or a satellite service. Just in case you've b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Can't Install Your Digital TV Converter? Call the Fire Department! all know how the fire department will rescue kittens from trees, but this one seems to go beyond the call of duty. According to an FCC press release, the St. Louis Fire Department is now teaming up with KETC (Channel 9) to provide in-home D-TV installation for inept city r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Budweiser Raises Eyebrows With "Beer and Porn" Web Ad

    No matter your, ahem, tastes, you can probably agree that the latest Bud Light marketing campaign stinks. Not only is "drinkability" an absurd, made-up word, the commercials that feature people "drawing" on the screen seem about ten years behind the technology curve. Luckily, the ad-maker ... More >>

  • News

    August 27, 2008
  • Calendar

    June 11, 2008

    Hey, Mr. DJ!

    Parenting hits the stage

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 28, 2008
  • News

    August 8, 2007

    Can You Hear Me Now?

    When you dial 911 on your cell phone, there's a good chance dispatchers will have no idea where you are.

  • Film

    November 8, 2006

    Around the World in Eleven Days

    Think globally, watch locally at the fifteenth annual St. Louis International Film Festival.

  • Music

    April 5, 2006

    Kaos Theory

    Ex-Beat morning show DJ Kaos speaks out

  • News

    January 11, 2006

    Sweet and Lo-Fi

    Bill Streeter's vlog is how others see us

  • News

    June 8, 2005

    Behold the Forty

    A paean to the big bad bottle

  • Music

    January 19, 2005

    Back to the Future

    We tell the Bravery's fortune, decode a rock opera and groan over Sting's intoxicated verbosity

  • Yearend

    December 22, 2004


    In a scandal-ridden election year, the years top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote.

  • Calendar

    November 24, 2004

    This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    Week of November 24, 2004

  • News

    November 17, 2004

    Hide and Seek

    Unreal dons pleather for a BDSM gathering, shows up to the office naked and gets into the mind of chocolate thieves; plus, we want to know why the F we can't see Saving Private Ryan

  • Music

    October 13, 2004

    Keep It Real

    We pitch a hard-rockin' reality show, talk Jesus with an ex-Card and have a little tiff about Brian Wilson

  • Calendar

    August 4, 2004

    Sensory Overload

    Head to Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts and see what happens when one artist gets really, really fed up

  • Music

    May 12, 2004

    Same As It Ever F**king Was

    When it comes to censorship, the song remains the same

  • News

    March 17, 2004

    The Kings of Kingshighway

    The Roberts brothers fight to bring back life to north St. Louis

  • Music

    February 11, 2004

    Ms. Jackson, If You're Nasty...

    In which Radar Station ponders the issue of the day

  • News

    December 3, 2003

    Rattle and Humbug

    Cronyism! Nepotism! Backstabbing! Secrecy! So that's why they call it "community radio"!

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best Radio Station

    KWUR (FM 90.3)

  • News

    August 6, 2003

    Grant Farm

    An obscure funding source keeps local documentary filmmakers afloat

  • Music

    June 11, 2003

    Triple Play

    Local college station KCLC-FM proves that adult album alternative radio doesn't have to suck

  • Music

    May 28, 2003

    Waves of Fascination

    Shortwave radio: Where the lunatic fringe lives, breathes and flourishes

  • Music

    April 9, 2003

    Radioactive Waste

    Washington University student radio station wants to make a change -- but is KWMU-FM standing in the way?

  • Music

    February 26, 2003

    Shortwaving Radio

    Proposed legislation by the U.S. Senate aims to deter the spreading radio empire. Good luck.

  • News

    December 11, 2002

    Perpetual Voice

    Chuck Norman says WGNU will still be wacky after he's gone

  • Music

    November 20, 2002

    For Whom the Belle Tolls

    Beloved St. Louis country-pop act calls it a day

  • Music

    August 7, 2002

    The Old College Try

    Washington University's KWUR-FM seeks to upgrade its signal but is getting opposition from an unlikely source

  • Music

    February 20, 2002

    Channel Change

    Hey, you! Stop calling it Riverport! UMB has dibs now!

  • Culture

    February 13, 2002

    Net Loss

    The government killed TV, and Hollywood's begging it to revive the corpse

  • Music

    January 23, 2002

    Paint It Black

    Local zine publisher Christina Wojtan crusades on behalf of her passion

  • Music

    November 21, 2001

    Bum Rap

    St. Louis says, "Lemmehollaatcha," but you won't hear it on Q95.5

  • News

    October 10, 2001


    Week of October 10, 2001

  • News

    February 21, 2001

    Minister to his Needs

    The Rev. Dickson Beall became a local champion of the First Amendment after he opened the St. Marcus Church basement to progressive theater groups in the 1990s. Few people knew what Beall was up to offstage.

  • Music

    July 5, 2000

    Star Power

    St. Louis rapper Nelly sets out on the road to fame and fortune

  • Culture

    May 3, 2000

    Heavenly Host

    Metaphysician Ruth Williams sees the hand of fate in the demise of her cable-access astrology show

  • News

    March 1, 2000

    Primary Color

    Following the greenbacks as Missouri gears up for Super Tuesday

  • Music

    January 26, 2000


    Depending on whom you believe, the FCC's new ruling permitting low-power FM stations will either put radio in the hands of the little people or clutter up the dial

  • News

    December 1, 1999


    City Hall makes a quick pick in an ugly battle over Internet and phone service. Prepare to pay the price.

  • Culture

    April 14, 1999
  • News

    March 24, 1999
  • News

    November 25, 1998

    Frequent Fire

    A lawsuit is the latest salvo in the continuing battle over a donated AM radio station

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