Low-power local radio stations popping up

DAVIS, Calif.

The low power radio stations are non-commercial and each covers a very specific community. They were just legalized by the federal government.

This October, the government will open a filing window to apply for a free low-power broadcast license on any unoccupied FM channel. The unused frequencies are mostly in rural parts of the country, but even big cities have at least one frequency available. In all, there could be 1,500 new radio stations across the country.

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