Following nine years of development, FreePage Corporation
received (in late 2002) authority from the FCC to begin
Developmental testing of its proposed new
Radio Narrowcast Service utilizing 150 MHz channels it
owns in New York City.
See the FCC Press Release by clickinghere
LPDS is now widely available in Australia.
Over 100 ethnic broadcasters are now in operation
in the 150-172 MHz band providing specialized programming to
audiences throughout the continent. Some stations have websites.
Click here for Radio Symban
Click here for Radio Paradisos
Click here for Radio 2MM
This new service should be regarded as "Narrowcasting"
as it is designed to address the need of reaching
small targeted audiences economically.
IN MANY CASES LPDS PROVIDES A VIABLE
ALTERNATIVE TO THE USE OF FM-SCA CHANNELS
BECAUSE FCC RULES PERMIT ADDITIONAL
FILL-IN CO-CHANNEL TRANSMITTERS TO PROVIDE
BETTER COVERAGE. RECEIVERS COST LESS, TOO.
As developed by LPDS, signals could either "be in the clear",
digitized or otherwise encrypted, and could even be addressable
to reach only certain receivers, for example, paid subscribers.
When fully deployed, utilizing spectrum already owned by LPDS,
this service would provide twenty-eight separate program feeds
reaching over 14 MILLION potential listeners within twenty miles
of the Empire State Building
See the official FCC coverage map below.
Programming can be transmitted in Stereo or Mono.
The LPDS team has worked diligently to overcome hurdles of
every type, from copyright and performance issues, to music
licensing, interference and other technical problems
so as to bring LPDS to fruition.
Suggested uses include (but not limited to):
Live sports broadcasts
Translators for out-of-region broadcasters
"Fill-in" transmitters for AM stations (in-building penetration)
Special Events broadcasts
Religious services and instruction
Broadcasts of town meetings
Book readings for the Blind
Programming for the Handicapped
Language instruction (ESL and other)
Wireless simulcasts for Internet Radio
Encrypted gambling information
Pocket receivers of various types are already available "off-the-shelf"
to receive LPDS "in-the-clear" broadcasts. Any "police scanner" will
also receive our test broadcasts without modification.
Please contact our Technical Department to receive exact
frequency programming instructions.
PO Box 5098
Montauk, NY 11954
631 907 2895
COVERAGE MAP FROM SITE
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