February 21, 2002
LPFM Debuts In Region
source: Washington Post
The radio revolution sounded like it would be a blast. Real power-to-the-people stuff.
posted on February 21, 2002 11:50 PM
Thousands rushed to apply for licenses to run tiny, 100-watt community radio stations two years ago during a moment of federal government largess. Everyone from religious fundamentalists to nature lovers to Cajun accordion aficionados hoped to take back pieces of the airwaves from corporate giants. They dreamed of preaching the Gospel or railing against pollution or spreading the magic of zydeco rhythms.
But something happened on the way to community-radio nirvana. Something like reality...