WJTA Holy Family Radio currently broadcasts its signal to a wide area, but unfortunately our signal is not that strong in some important population centers. Right now, we can be heard in both Lima and Findlay, but often the signal is only strong enough to be heard in a car and with some major static in some areas. Due to FCC license restrictions, we cannot boost our power any further to better reach these areas.
Our best bet for expansion in these important areas and beyond is Low Power FM. Low Power FM is a service that was created by the FCC to fill a need to provide truly local programming to an area. It is expected that the FCC will open up applications for Low Power FM in early 2013, the first such window since 2000.
While many might disregard the idea of getting a license for an LPFM, you should know that LPFM’s are very versatile and can be used to provide catechetical programming, Spanish programming or Catholic music in areas that do not have a Catholic alternative. Stations are available on the FM band from 92.1 to 107.9 and cover approximately 8 – 12 miles in diameter or more; enough to adequately cover most small to medium-sized cities, or a significant portion of a metropolitan area.
LPFM is one of the few remaining cost-effective opportunities available to obtain a new license and build a station to bring Catholic Radio to your community.
Applicants must meet a few criteria:
If you, or anyone you know, has interest in this opportunity, please contact us immediately to start the process.