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8:16 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Microradio Boom: Local Groups Vie for Low-Power FM Licenses

A map of organizations seeking low-power community radio licenses.
Courtesy of Sabrina Roach Brown Paper Tickets

Your radio dial could be getting a bit more crowded in the next few years depending on where you live.

At least 13 Seattle-area nonprofits are expected to apply for eight low-power FM radio licenses. They include a southeast Seattle community development group, two universities and a group that organizes in immigrant communities (see below for the full list). Each station would broadcast at about 100 watts—enough to cover at least a 3.5-mile radius.

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