Congress authorized the FCC about 15 Years ago to hand out Low Power FM non-commercial licenses with a maximum power of 100 watts. The FCC dragged their tail, stalling for 10 years to give others a chance to jump in line for available FM frequencies. Because 100 watts goes no further than 5 miles, these require very little oversight and squeeze in between existing station.
There is a huge backlog now of these to research. Often, there is very little information to track down, and I can’t waste an hour on each one. But this one you might find interesting.
Cheryl Rilea was listed on the application of WCKP-LPFM in Ocala Florida, which is technically licensed to the “AGAPE WORLD CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES AND TRAINING CENTER, INC”
The organization and call sign was a dead end, but the phone number and address matches up with Ms Riley’s business as a nutrionist, dietician, massage therapist and colon cleaner. Poking around a bit more, I find a Seventh Day Adventist connection. There is some disagreement within SDA whether they are required to be vegetarians.
With a distinctive last name, it is easier to find out the religious beliefs which motivated her to start a radio station. She has YouTube videos!
Some times you have to crack some eggs. Enjoy!
Has anyone here ever listened to an LPFM station? Given their limited range, you are not likely to hear one in your car. My sister in New York lived about one block from one and was unaware it existed.