(excerpt) This month, the long anticipated application window for
Non-Commercial Educational (NCE) radio stations opened and closed.
After years of waiting, the Federal Communications Commission let
filers apply for these stations from Friday, October 12th through
Friday the 19th. Scores of big signal non-commercial frequencies across
the United States and its territories are up for grabs. But nobody
knows yet precisely how many community, Native American, and religious
groups submitted applications for these licenses during that brief
If anybody can make an educated guess, however, it’s Libby Reinish,
Full Power Coordinator for the Prometheus Radio Project. Prometheus
helped hundreds of applicants make their way through the formidable
process of identifying and filling out the FCC’s complex forms for
these precious FM signals. Now that the smoke has cleared, LLFCC caught
up with Reinish to find out what happens next....