Make.Shift gets license to operate FM radio station in Bellingham

Make.Shift, a music and arts nonprofit, has received an FCC license to build a low-power FM community radio station in Bellingham.

Make.Shift will hold a public meeting at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the downtown Bellingham Co-Op Connections Building, 1220 N Forest St., to help plan for the station.

Organizers said the radio station is still in the early planning and budgeting stages, and is seeking donations of money and equipment.

Low-power FM stations are community-based, non-commercial radio stations that operate at 100 watts or less and reach a radius of 3 to 7 miles. The other low-power FM station in Bellingham is KMRE, operated by the Museum of Radio and Electricity.