Federal Communications Commission (FCC) allows low-power FM frequencies to be purchased increasing the broadcast spectrum

07/03/2013 - 00:00

In a major victory for the community radio movement after a 15-year campaign, the Federal Communications Commission has announced it will soon begin accepting applications for hundreds of new low-power FM radio stations in October, according to Democracy Now.

“This means nonprofits, labor unions and community groups have a one-time-only chance this year to own a bit of the broadcast airwaves. It is being heralded as ‘the largest expansion of community radio in United States history,’ say independent news producers Amy Goodman and Juan González.”