Low Power FM

New FM radio stations are getting started all over the country. The Federal Communications Commission recently decided to grant licenses for low power stations — perhaps as many as a thousand of them around the United States. All Things Considered Host Noah Adams talks to people in five communities where new stations have received or are in the process of applying for the licenses. These stations can only broadcast within a range of five to ten miles, depending on the surrounding geography. But for these people, that's enough. Noah speaks to Joe Steinberger in Rockland, Maine; Danny Wilson of the Fellowship of Holy Hip Hop in Atlanta, Georgia; Chukou Thao who's starting a Hmong station in Fresno, California; Andrew Tooyak, an Inupiaq Eskimo in Point Hope, Alaska; and Rich Osborn on San Juan Island in the state of Washington.



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