WASHINGTON (Hypebot) — OK, all you music industry types who read this blog, stop complaining about the state of broadcast radio and do something about it. The FCC is opening a rare window of opportunity from Oct 12-19 to apply for new full power (100 to 100,000 watts) non-profit community stations.
The window itself will only last seven days and you can only file your application only during this seven-day window, so everything needs to be prepared in advance. If you don't apply during this window, it could be many years before another licensing window opens and there won't be much full power radio spectrum of value available after this issuing period.
These licenses will only be available to qualified community groups and nonprofits in certain geographical areas. You can easily find out if there is frequency available near you and how to apply at GetRadio.org.