Microradio Contacts

A list of Web sites and information contacts on microradio

Prometheus Radio Project


P.O. Box 42158, Philadelphia, PA, 19101


Prometheus Radio Project was first founded to give assistance to illegal "pirate" radio stations. Since the advent of a legal Low Power FM licensing procedure, Prometheus has switched to helping organizations through the LPFM application process and holding "barn raisings" for those that get construction permits from the FCC.

Media Access Project


950 18th St., NW, Suite 220, Washington, DC, 20006


This nonprofit telecommunications law firm was instrumental in representing the interests of microradio stations to Congress during the rule-making for Low Power FM licensing.

National Lawyers Guild Center for Democratic Communications


558 Capp St. San Francisco, CA 94110


The CDC defended microradio stations in court throughout the past two decades. It now offers not only legal advice and help filing the application for an LPFM license, but access to engineers who can help interested organizations locate available radio frequencies.

Federal Communications Commission


445 12th St. S.W., Washington, DC, 20554

888/225-5322 (toll-free)


This Web page outlines the FCC policy on illegal broadcast, as well as information on legal Low Power FM broadcasting.

Free Radio Berkeley


Free Radio Berkeley has been off the air by court order since 1998, but this site still dispenses legal and technical advice to operators or would-be operators of illegal microradio stations.



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