It is, isn’t it? This article makes it seem inevitable:
A Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision issued Monday (PDF) will clear the runway for hundreds of new community radio stations that broadcast on low-power FM signals, bringing progressive, community voices to urban areas that have for decades only known what’s being broadcast by major corporations and America’s political right.
All that’s needed is a non-profit organization to run it. We can get together and make one, right? There are probably low-power radio geeks right on CHS. And everyone seems to know how to start a non-profit.
I’m curious to know how this article reached the $10,000 estimate as the cost of starting a station.
Low power community stations are non-commercial and cost as little as $10,000 to launch, putting these stations within reach of many communities who have limited access to other media outlets.
Anyway, I’m excited to know we’ll soon have 24-hour hyper-local news, music, and public affairs programs from the Hill, for the Hill!