Laguna Beach FM station KX 93.5 FM will be launched Oct. 1.
The Planning Commission approved on Wednesday a permit for the low-powered community radio station and the rooftop antenna that will transmit without interfering with commercial stations. Opponents have 14 calendar days to appeal the approval.
"We will broadcast eclectic music, local news, traffic reports, beach and surf reports, high school sports, community and charitable events, political forums and arts-related information," said Program Manager Tyler Russell, 23.
The station will be on the air 24 hours, with a staff of four. The studio will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Russell will be the on-air host from 5 to 10 p.m.
Pre-programmed material will run from 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.
KX 93.5 will operate in a suite in the Pearl Street Commercial Center at 1833 S. Coast Hwy. that will include an office and conference area, production room and broadcast studio in a sound-proof booth. Todd Skenderian is the architect.