FCC Allowing Non-Profits to Apply for FM Stations
The Davis-based group Common Frequency says a new plan from the Federal Communications Commission could create a “new wave” of community radio stations on the FM band.
Common Frequency is a national media assistance non-profit. Wednesday, they applauded the FCC’s plan to allow non-profits to apply for low-power FM stations.
“Applicants must be local nonprofit educational organizations, Tribes or Tribally-controlled organizations, or state or local governments or a non-government entities which will promise to provide public safety radio service to their communities,” Common Frequency said in a news release.
Groups have from between Oct. 15 and Oct. 29 to apply.