In 2013, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the upcoming availability of 101.5 LPFM in Los Angeles. Receiving over 100 applications, the FCC subsequently informed the applicants to form consortiums for shared programming. The largest consortia would then be awarded broadcasting rights. Los Angeles Academy of Arts and Enterprise (LAAAE) worked with other applicants to form the largest consortia, and in late 2016, was granted a low power FM station timeshared license. Shortly thereafter, LAAAE launched radio classes to teach students requisite skills for radio broadcasting and music production. (There is no other known high school radio station in Los Angeles County.) A timeshare agreement among the broadcasting partners, which are located throughout Los Angeles, indicates each partner’s contribution to the signal’s transmission.
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