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Low power radio stations vie for FCC licenses




The KDRT studios, with DJ Dave Reynolds at the controls.
The KDRT studios, with DJ Dave Reynolds at the controls.
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If you've ever wanted to start your own radio station, this is your big chance.

The Federal Communications Commission is now taking applications for small stations, with a broadcast range of less than ten miles in most cases. Advocates and applicants for Low Power FM Radio —or LPFM, as it's know — are hoping to create dozens of hyperlocal stations across California.

From the California Report, Andrew Stelzer has the story.