Low Power FM?

Low power FM (LPFM) radio stations are small, non-commercial stations run by non-profit organizations, schools, community groups, and churches.  They are usually operated by community volunteers and support local programming.

LPFMs are stations that cover a smaller geographic area.  They currently operate at 100 Watts or less and generally reach a 3-10 mile radius.  Even with low power, these stations are mighty.  In urban areas, they have the potential to reach hundreds of thousands of people.

LPFMs operate under non-commercial status, as a result, the licenses are not available to individuals or for commercial operations.  However, that doesn’t mean you can generate income for your station.  Many LPFMs engage in underwriting, on-air fund drives, fundraising, and sponsorships.  They operate just the same as many full-power stations except their budgets tend to be much smaller, making them very affordable to run and operate.

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