Yeah--I'm totally with MyFist0 on this. The government has sucked on citizen access to the airwaves.
I had wanted to start a FM low power station locally but missed the first licensing chance. I waited and waited for the second for years. It finally came--was open in the morning and closed in the afternoon with no announcement about it. You either caught it by going straight to the registration page of the site or missed it. It was over before I got back from work. Afterwards, the FCC announced they will not be doing this again in the foreseeable future as low power stations are still being "evaluated".
What they really meant is that the organized lobbies of corporate media groups have sieged the FCC from day one to stop low power licenses and they caved to the pressure. It took ten years of citizen activism to get them to finally provide them. Now, "Poof!"...unless an administration with guts comes along.
Please note--no Democrats or Republicans are talking about this. No money in it for them and I am pretty sure they are worried about normal citizens being able to broadcast their views daily. Same with TV channels--they have no intention of citizen activists getting these either.