After 10 years, grassroots organizations will be able to apply for new Low Power FM (LPFM) radio stations. Although they haven't formally announced the timing, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to follow the recent full-power noncommercial application window with an LPFM application window. During the window, qualifying nonprofit organizations can apply for permission to build a new LPFM radio station.
Given the congestion of the FM dial in major cities and urban areas, most new-station opportunities will be in rural areas and smaller cities and towns in the US, and significant competition for stations in populated areas is likely.
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