CHIRP Radio may not surpass WBEZ anytime soon as the definition of listener-supported radio, but it’s on its way. CHIRP has been laboring in diligent support in its playlist of the local music scene for many years now. In 2013 the internet radio station submitted its application to the FCC after the agency opened its low-power window to make room for urban applicants with the signing of the Local Community Radio Act. CHIRP may be soon going live on the air, opening a whole new chapter in the availability of the station to listeners. Stay tuned.
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