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Vote Now To Make Low Power Radio A Priority For The New Administration
by Prometheus Radio Project
Monday Dec 29th, 2008 9:04 PM
Allow Low Power Radio Stations in America's Cities
Prometheus Radio Project is going all out to make sure that the new administration finishes up the unfinished business with Low Power FM (LPFM) in the early months of the new government. There are a few awesome mechanisms right now to get the word out about our support for low power radio in the new administration and Congress.

Our coalition has met with the transition team for the new FCC and they have encouraged us to submit ideas through these websites and make sure supporters make themselves heard as first priorities are established.

So here is a really good site where you can vote for good ideas like LPFM, and there will be more to come in the coming days!

http://www.change.org/ideas/view/allow_low_power_radio_stations_in_americas_cities

Vote Now!

Local community radio stations are one great antidote to a media run by corporations, corporations which use their ownership of media to further their special interest influence and privileges.

Civil rights groups, immigrants associations, schools, churches and all sorts of groups can widen the American dialog and help provide key emergency information with neighborhood radio stations.

About 800 small town and rural stations were allowed to go forward in 2000, and they have been a great success! Now is time for this kind of community media to be allowed into America's cities.

The FCC is ready to give out a lot more licenses, but they are partially held up by an act of Congress that broadcasters used to protect themselves from competition by these new voices. The FCC should fix its rules to encourage local community broadcasters over chains of repeaters owned by broadcast companies, and the Obama administration should encourage the passage of the Local Community Radio Act, which Senator Obama co-sponsored.
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