Group Releases Pro-LPFM Report
April 24, 2009 at 5:08 AM (PT)
The LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE ON CIVIL RIGHTS continued its lobbying for lifting restrictions on low-power FM stations with the release of a new report, "Low Power Radio: Lost Opportunity or Success on the Dial?," created in conjunction with Reps. MICHAEL DOYLE (D-PA) and LEE TERRY (R-NE). DOYLE and TERRY are co-sponsors of the "Local Community Radio Act of 2009" (H.R. 1147).
"The success of LPFM is important to the civil rights community. In an era of mass-media consolidation, the civil rights community believes that it is important to preserve an avenue through which diverse viewpoints can be represented over the public airwaves. By dramatically lowering financial and other barriers that prevent many community voices from being heard on the airwaves, the FCC’s low-power FM initiative represents the best opportunity in years for diversity in radio broadcasting and ownership," the report says.
Read the report by clicking here.