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Vancouver's KXRW fights FCC over FM frequency

VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN) -- A community radio station in Vancouver is fighting back against an FCC ruly that could cut into their broadcast.

KXRW, Vancouver's volunteer-based community station at 99.9 FM, began broadcasting March 1, 2016. But they could lose their frequency after a larger group, Bustos Media, bought the rights to broadcast at 99.9 FM in Portland.

The station is fighting back and wants the FCC to overturn the ruling. They have 2 more weeks to submit petitions from listeners.

"The community has rallied once again to save this," said Susan Galaviz "We've come too far to have our signal overtaken.

Currently they have 100 signatures and hope to have about 125 by the deadline. They believe that will be enough to get the FCC to change its mind.

Bustos Media owns more than 2 dozen radio stations in Oregon and Washington.


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