What sets grassroots radio apart is that local citizens are the programmers, producers, and hosts. The average grassroots community station will have between 40 and 100 citizens on the air each week, sharing their musical knowledge, passions, concerns, and ideas with their communities. They have been trained, often free of charge, in the art of radio production and the craft of radio journalism. The licenses for these stations, issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), are noncommercial and educationaltwo important aspects of the overall mission of community radio.