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FCC Allowing Non-Profits to Apply for FM Stations

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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.

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