Rochester Community Media Center is delighted to announce that, in 2015, it was awarded authorization by the FCC to build a low power FM station. Plans are underway to construct WXIR-LP, that will launch on 100.9 FM in Spring 2016.
We are working with an advisory panel composed of media professionals, to determine the listening format and daypart distribution, and we are currently seeking both adults and youth who would like to Get Involved with RCTV to help launch WXIR-LP.
What is a Low Power FM station?
The Low Power FM (LPFM) radio service was created by the FCC in January 2000. LPFM stations are authorized for noncommercial educational broadcasting only (no commercial operation) and operate with an effective radiated power (ERP) of 100 watts (0.1 kilowatts) or less, with maximum facilities of 100 watts ERP at 30 meters (100 feet). The approximate service range of a 100 watt LPFM station is 3.5 miles radius. We will not be sure of what our range will be until we have the ability to test the signal in 2016.
What is WXIR-LP?
The mission of WXIR-LP is to provide City residents with community-focused and diverse radio programming with a special focus on engaging youth. WXIR-LP is owned and operated by Rochester Community TV, Inc.
How can you be involved?
WXIR-LP is accepting application & audition tapes from potential volunteer radio hosts and DJs. Click on the links below to download the application and information about becoming a host. The ideal hosts would be community focused individuals who would like to use the power of radio to share information and talents with the city of Rochester residents, and to help empower its youth. Down the line, we will also be looking for a street team to help us spread the word about WXIR at festivals and events around the city. We will provide training for everyone involved with the operation and promotion of WXIR-LP.