One of the very few benefits from the government shutdown is that those of us who want to start our own radio stations now have additional time to apply for licenses.
As detailed in our October 9 cover story (Tower of Low Power: Is Pirate Radio Finally Ready to Go Legit?
), the Federal Communications Commission is opening up the airwaves to community members who want to start their own low power FM stations.
This morning, the back-in-business agency told us that the window for license applications will be extended. The revised dates will be announced in the next few days and will be posted on the FCC’s media bureau page at fcc.gov/mb
In the meantime, interested parties can get a head start by going to low-power advocacy group Prometheus Radio’
s application support page
. There, you’ll find a wealth of essential information and worksheets to make the application process easier.
Good luck, and we’ll be listening for you!