A Revised LPFM Bill Passes
December 17, 2010 at 10:01 AM (PT)
The House Of Representatives has passed compromise legislation with an amendment to the Community Radio Act. The bill is likely to expand the number of LPFM stations in the U.S., while adding new spacing requirements for LPFM that protect existing stations.
NAB Salutes House Passage Of Amended LPFM Bill
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS released a memo applauding the "passage of compromise legislation that will expand the number of low-power FM radio licenses available in the United States."
The bill's passage, which was amended to include provisions sought by NAB, comes on the heels of a letter of support sent from the NAB to Reps. MIKE DOYLE and LEE TERRY early this morning.
Commenting on the amended bill's passage, NAB Pres./CEO GORDON SMITH said, "The revised legislation will expand the number of LPFM stations in the U.S. while providing full-power radio stations with the protection and clarity we have long sought. NAB salutes today's House action and offers its support for Senate passage as well."
NAB also announced that after the new year, the group will be extending an invitation to supporters of low-power FM to an event at NAB headquarters heralding passage of the legislation.