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Group wants to start Somali American radio station


ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) -- A St. Cloud group wants to start a low-power FM radio station that would broadcast news and music for Somali Americans.

For more than a year, KVSC-FM at St. Cloud State University and the nonprofit St. Cloud Area Somali Salvation Organization, or SASSO, have worked to create St. Cloud Somali Radio.

Minnesota Public Radio reports community members launched a 24-hour webstream of Somali music and news in March.

Mohamoud Mohamed, of SASSO, says expanding to the airwaves was the next logical step. He says the station will serve an estimated 13,000 Somali-Americans in the area.

Much of the content will be in Somali, but some will be in English.

Federal Communications Commission attorney Margo Davenport said Monday they have received the application but it could take months to review.

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