K-12 schools

Secondary schools that operate radio stations do so in a lab environment to promote both journalism and STEM. Students can write stories for the station as well as present them on the air.  The radio station, especially when combined with a lab for amateur radio can teach various STEM topics around electric theory, basic electronics, radio wave propagation as well as the mathematics involved.   Radio can also be used to broadcast local school sports to the community, even away games!  Imagine the school spirit and community engagement that a radio station can bring to the campus.

Schools are only required to operate their stations a minimum 36 hours a week and are not required to broadcast on weekends or any date designated as a holiday or vacation day on the academic calendar.  

Public schools would need to license their station through the district.  The district is permitted to own more than one LPFM station if a showing as made that each station is distinct and on their own campus.  Private schools would be licensed through the school's or parent organization's board of directors similar to any other non-profit organization. 

As long as we have radio and television, there will always be a need for those to run the stations.  This is a perfect and fun way to get the radio bug to bite our next generation! 

YES! We NEED radio!