The FCC has released its notice of proposed rule making for the digital conversion of low-power TV stations, translators and booster stations. The commission announced the proposal at its Aug. 6 meeting (PDF). The agency also extended the filing deadline by a month for comments on an interference study of low-power FM. NPR and IAAIS had asked for 90 days.

The performing rights organization SESAC will use a new “digital fingerprinting technology” to keep tabs on which of its artists are being played on college and other noncommercial radio stations, reports Radio World.

Bill Moyers discusses the Bush administration’s environmental record in the online mag Grist: “You have to go all the way back to the crony capitalism of the Harding administration to find a president who invited such open and crass exploitation of the common wealth.”

Isothermal Community College in Spindale, N.C., will hold on to noncommercial station WNCW-FM, reports The Greenville News.

Members of the Association of Independents in Radio recently discussed the Public Radio Exchange at length with PRX’s executive director, Jake Shapiro.

KQED in San Francisco has produced i5, its first web-only documentary.

The Pacifica Foundation adopted new bylaws Aug. 23, allowing for the election of a new national board and Local Advisory Boards.

Washington Week’s Gwen Ifill shares her favorite foods, books, music and so forth with the Washingtonian. (Second item.)

The folks at Public Radio Weekend have posted a new pilot episode of their show. This time they’re going for more substance and more of a “live” sound.