Obtaining an FCC low power FM license for a community radio station isn’t a common occurrence.
In 2000, the FCC window of opportunity produced 1,325 granted licenses from among 3,250 applications filed nationwide. That’s because the FCC requirements for these licenses are stringent. Applications require planning and proper engineering consultation to fill out the complicated and rigorous vetting process that the FCC demands.
In the 2013 window of opportunity, only 2,826 applications were filed nationwide, and as of this past June, only 1,200 construction permits were issued, which could lead to full LPFM licensing…and Pawling Public Radio was among them!
These numbers total only 2,525 licensed or potential licensees in the United States, for LPFM status over a 14-year period. That makes PPR’s accomplishment of providing the Pawling community with this unique and valuable asset pretty special, indeed!
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Pawling Public Radio … WPWL … continues to develop programming that is unique and timely for our community and our neighbors in the lower Harlem Valley!
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