LPFM-AG Replies To Opposition To Its LPFM Rule Change Proposals
September 14, 2015 at 11:30 AM (PT)
The LOW POWER FM ADVOCACY GROUP (LPFM-AG) filed reply comments to the comments of the many organizations who objected to its proposal for power increases for low power FMs, the ability to accept commercials, and protected status against full-power stations, offering that the failure of 600 LPFMs means that "Real Americans are denied the expectation of continuity from their FM radio bands and real, easy to deliver emergency services from their local FM stations due soley (sic) to protection of corporate profits."
The filing takes aim at the many state broadcasters associations who opposed the proposal, saying that there is "nothing differing (sic)" licensees and the organizations, and asks the FCC to "ignore any comments from associations or groups ... or from the licensees themselves." The filing also asserts that "To deny the changes proposed in RM11753 is a statement about public service" and "a clear abuse of process." The comments by LPFM-AG's DAVE SOLOMON insist that commercials should be allowed to give stations funding to provide emergency service, take shots at other LPFM advocacy groups like PROMETHEUS RADIO PROJECT and REC NETWORKS as not having "any recognized knowledge in the radio industry," and wonder, "Why is corporate radio spending so much on attorneys to fight this?" He also claims that only commercial stations can do "instant promotions" to "prevent the shut down (of) 'Main Street'" and provide public service.
The 21 page reply can be seen here.