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SCWIS, your advice is, of course, correct. One might be able to sway an existing org to become an LPFM applicant. It happens and can work.
But it can also not work, at one’s own peril.
In the 70s a local college granted me audience at the time a high school had vacated an FM frequency, and I proposed applying for the license, and of course hoped I would be the leader. Well, the 2nd ranking man in power said, “I don’t like music,” and for some reason the fact that he didn’t like music ruled out having a music station, and another member said, “We don’t want to compete with the NPR station,” which had the effect of disposing any notion of talk radio. The result: nothing.
In another situation I proposed supplying programming to a non-commercial station under contract to help them through budgetary difficulty, and a board member phoned me at home and said, “Thanks for telling us how to do it, but we may not need you.”