US Legistlators seeking to establish Local Community Radio Act of 2009

Something I meant to post last month. Good luck, US LPFM!!

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From Free Press Action Fund:

The Local Community Radio Act of 2009 (H.R. 1147) was just introduced in the House. The Act nearly passed in the last Congress with the support of more than 100 members. With just a little urging from you, your representative will support the bill in this Congress and help usher in a new era of better radio: Tell Congress to Open Up the Radio Dial. (November 2013: site no longer active)

This Act would open up the airwaves to more Low Power FM (LPFM) radio stations, giving people across the country a chance to break into radio. It would bring thousands of new voices to a radio dial that’s too often a megaphone for Big Media. Please get your representative on board by clicking below and signing the letter: Tell Congress: The Time for Better Radio Is Now

Rural communities from Ringgold, Ga., to Woodburn, Ore., have benefited tremendously from their own LPFM stations, which bring local perspectives, music, news and information to the public airwaves. The Local Community Radio Act would open urban areas to local radio, too. Organizations like the Chicago Independent Radio Project, which promises to restore local independent programming to the radio dial, are ready to go — but they need your help.

A few companies have dominated the radio dial for too long, muting the voices of so many others. Make sure that Congress makes better radio a reality now.

Onward,
Candace Clement, Campaign Coordinator
Free Press Action Fund: www.freepress.net
Join us on Facebook for updates and alerts on the fight to open up the radio dial.
Support our hard-working allies at Prometheus Radio Project: www.prometheusradio.org

Some coverage:
Local Community radio back on the agenda – Louisville Internet Examiner  February 26, 10:36 PM
Legislators tee up LPFM – Radio Business Report/Television Business Report – Voice of the Broadcasting Industry

(Links updated November 2013)

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One thought on “US Legistlators seeking to establish Local Community Radio Act of 2009

  1. Pingback: Congrats to Low Power FM in the US! « Destination: Journey

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