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It is nice that you seem to have community support for starting a broadcast station yet unfortunate that you face an uphill battle. You mentioned a CP that expired and I wonder why this would happen if support was available.
In 1962 (yes, I am gray and proud of it) I was the photographer responsible for all pictures for our high school yearbook. One of the things I did was travel to take photos for the paid ads. There was a new FM station on the air in Eaton, Ohio, WCTM, and it was assignment to enter their building to try to sell an ad. Upon doing so, I met a wonderful man, Stan Coning. I don’t remember if I made the sale but here we are many years later long after I left that community and I found an article about him and his stations. If you take some time to read the report on the link below you will no doubt see the “community broadcaster” spirit that he had and which it may take to achieve what you want to do.