Senate Commerce Committee Passes LPFM Bill
October 31, 2007 at 5:40 AM (PT)
An LPFM bill has passed the SENATE COMMERCE COMMITTEE and is headed to the full Senate for a vote.
The "Local Community Radio Act of 2007," sponsored by Sens. MARIA CANTWELL (D-WA) and JOHN MCCAIN (R-AZ), eliminates third channel protection for full-power FMs, thus enabling more LPFMs to be dropped in.
A companion bill is making its way through the House, sponsored by Reps. MIKE DOYLE (D-PA) and LEE TERRY (R-NE) with 55 co-sponsors.