In Late 2010, with passage of the Local Community Radio Act, new non-commercial radio stations were granted the chance to seek licenses for the first time in more than a decade. The FCC accepted new applications from prospective stations in November 2013 and Ann Arbor Community Radio was the only Washtenaw County applicant to file a submission. We were among the first to be approved for a permit in January 2014.
We are particularly interested in promoting greater diversity on the airwaves by providing access to communities traditionally under-represented in media including African American & multicultural families, women and seniors. It's our goal that a new station will ultimately serve as a resource for Ann Arbor residents and learning outlet for local students interested in pursuing careers in media and broadcasting.