HCR Has Been Granted Its FCC Low-Power FM License

Dear HCR Directors, Advisors, Hosts, and Volunteers,

Representing Huntley Community Radio’s Board of Directors, I am very pleased to announce that yesterday afternoon, Tuesday, October 14, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted us our low-power FM (LPFM) license to officially broadcast as WHRU-LP on 101.5 FM.

Since submitting our LPFM application to the FCC on October 17, 2013 (one year ago this Friday), and receiving a FCC construction permit on March 14, 2014 (exactly seven months before our grant yesterday), Huntley Community Radio, became the first low-power FM station to be granted a LPFM license in the State of Illinois since 2006 among several LPFM applicants!  This is a great accomplishment, but also a great responsibility for us to produce the highest level of programming in as professional a manner as we are capable of producing!

I thank our Board of Directors, advisors, hosts, and the many volunteers who have dedicated themselves – in many cases tirelessly – to help us become a major asset to our community.  Aside from the hardware and software systems that put us on the air and over the internet, the greatest treasure that our station has is its PEOPLE – that is you individually and as a whole.

Personally, the greatest benefit that I derive from working at the station is interacting with each of you; it strengthens me as an individual and gives me great pleasure as I continuously learn from the differing perspectives on topics related to our station as well as personal philosophies in general.  I suspect that for many of you, you experience the same pleasures.

As each of us takes pride in knowing that you have contributed to HCR becoming a LPFM station, it’s only the beginning.  We must now work even more diligently to make our radio station the pride of our community, and a major contributor to its strength and development.  I look forward to working with you during the next phase of our growth.

Thanks to all of you,

Allen Pollack
Executive Director
Huntley Community Radio