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Music Tampa Bay was established with the creation of the Internet domain on July 2, 2003 and became operational with streaming original music by local artists on March 6, 2005. The name Music Tampa Bay was registered as doing business in Florida on October 21, 2010 and became incorporated as a non-profit organization on May 10, 2013. The Music Tampa Bay name, logo, audio jingles and certain featurs in the audio stream and website are the property of Music Tampa Bay, Inc, PO Box 11874, St Petersburg FL 33733. The corporation filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a low power FM station in St Petersburg on December 13, 2013 naming a high-rise building in the downtown area under authority of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as the site of the transmitting and antenna equipment. The FCC granted a construction permit for the station on February 10, 2014. A Board of Directors was formed to govern the corporation and radio station and held its first functional meeting on June 12, 2014. Construction of the station was delayed during the remainder of that year and up to and including the final week of 2015 while extensive negotiations were conducted with HUD. When that process was complete, further negotiations to satisfy insurance requirements with building management at the transmitter site were conducted until February 25, 2016, at which time actual construction was finally allowed to begin. The antenna mast for the new FM was hoisted up to the roof of the building at the designated transmitter site on March 10th and mounted into position the following day, as pictured elsewhere on this webpage.
Test broadasts began March 24th. Normal broadcast operations should commence sometime this Fall.
All songs, including melodies, lyrics, compositions, arraqngements, performances and recordings are owned exclusively by the artists or their designated representatives who have made them available to be heard in the music stream, and on the air on the new FM station. Any other depictions, illustrations or images on this site or any subsequnt publications or displays representing other entities are the property of those organizations or individuals and are used by expressed or implied consent.
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All Original Music by Local Tampa Bay Artists - On Line & On Air
96.7 FM Now On Air
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Updated, September 26th, 2016
MTB is participating in an important national Emergency Alert System test for the Fedral Communications Commission this week. It is anticipated that normal broadcast operations for 96.7 FM will then be authorized and allowed to continue uninterrupted after completion of this test. Other local EAS tests will also be heard on-air as required by the FCC.
On-line listening is continuing uninterrupted.
96.7 FM is seeking a partnership with a local venue, gallery, studio, or music or arts related business, agency or institution for the installation of a live broadcast studio. Learn more about this ambitious effort at the link embedded in the following image:
Planning for 96.7 FM has been in the works for more than 3 years, with more than $25,000 spent on equipment and related costs and untold hours of volunteer help in completing the installation. The construction phase was launched this past March and completed in September. Initial broadcast studio plans failed to materialize, with an effort now underway to reach an agreement with a local performing venue or music related entity to enable as described above. Once these arrangements are in place, 96.7 FM is expected to offer volunteer and intern opportunities to local students at the college and high school level. Additional volunteer positions will also be availalbe to anyone with an interest in the local music community. These positions may involve on-air programming or behind the scenes management and administrative functions. Supervision by experienced, professional broadcasters will be available at all levels.
The core listening area for the FM is depicted in the illustration below. Listening beyond the core area may also be experienced, subject to possible interference or low signal strength. Anyone within the core area unable to achieve a good quality reception is encouraged to contact Rick at 727-866-3228 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org..
Listener support of the station is welcome.
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