Local Capitol Hill Radio Station Coming Soon

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!

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3 thoughts on “Local Capitol Hill Radio Station Coming Soon

  1. there’s been an illegally operating station on the hill for a long time at 101.9. Lord knows how many like it are operating in the city. why NOT make them legal?