Low Power FM for Dummies (Paperback)
Beginner-friendly advice on how to start and run a local FM station
There are approximately 2000 low power FM radio stations in the United States. That number will grow as more licenses are issued in the coming years. Low Power FM For Dummies walks you through the key steps you need to take to establish, manage, and help run one of these hyper-local broadcast operations. You'll get easy-to-follow help on everything from making all your gear work to financing your operation, managing your staff, and complying with rules and regulations.
Not sure where to begin? No worries This book explains the process of getting a broadcast license and collecting all the necessary tools. It also provides insight on starting with a station that streams online only. Already got started? That's great too You'll learn to refine your approach to low-power FM station management with the useful tips found within. Low Power FM For Dummies will also help you:
- Serve your community at a hyper-local level with programming aimed directly at the people in your area
- Manage the people, technology, processes, and systems that underlie a well-run low-power FM station
- Guide the operations of a new or established station as a volunteer, board member, or creator
Low-power radio stations need well-informed and effective operators, technicians, board members, and volunteers to fulfil their potential. Low Power FM For Dummies can help you fill any of those roles, and more, in no time at all.
About the Author
Sharon M. Scott is the Co-Founder and General Manager of ART FM / WXOX 97.1 FM Louisville, a noncommercial radio station committed to providing access to the airwaves for creative and experimental use. Scott's radio-advocacy has been covered by sources such as The New York Times, The Hill, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.