What would you do with your own local radio station?
Would you provide local news that no one else covers? Play music from local artists? Discuss and debate the issues that matter to your community? Revive radio dramas?
The Federal Communications Commission is about to open a rare window for non-profit organizations to apply for their very own Low Power FM (LPFM) radio station. Frequencies will open up in communities across the country and now is the perfect time to get involved to see what is possible in your area.
LPFMs are non-profit community-run radio stations that have a broadcast range of about 10 miles — a feature that ensures they serve local communities. LPFMs give local musicians an opportunity to be heard on the radio that they don’t have on corporate radio. And they are a great source for local news and emergency response.
Free Press is teaming up with the Prometheus Radio Project to help qualified organizations apply for their own community radio station. Fill out this form to get more information about the application process. Starting an LPFM isn’t easy — but we’re here to help.
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