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.