14 August 2007

A Tryptich Of Radio-Related Links

A friend of mine sent me these three links this evening.

They're related to how one can set up a non-profit FM station, and get the requisite FCC licence in the process.

The first's from the Democracy Now! web-site, and features Amy Goodman interviewing Libby Reinish, full power co-ordinator for the Prometheus Project, and Ursula Ruedenberg, Pacifica Radio Affiliates' Co-Ordinator and a member of RadioForPeople.org. It's at http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/08/10/142236.

The next one's to the home-page of http://www.getradio.org/, which helps non-profit groups get through the FCC licence application process, and the final one's at http://www.radioforpeople.org/, which is the web-site of RadioForPeople.org, a coalition of non-profit groups and individuals interested in creating alternatives to present-day FM radio.

Between 12th to 19th October, 2007, the FCC will be opening a window for non-profit organisations and community groups to apply for and get a full power non-commercial/educational licence, for the first time in seven years.

Once this time period passes, this window will be closed, perhaps, for many years to come.

So, if you have a non-profit community group or organisation that's interested in setting up a non-profit educational radio station, now's your chance.

Go check out the sites, see what they have to say, then decide if you want to go for it.

If you do, please move with all due speed, as the licences will undoubtedly go fast.

Be seeing you.

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