Let The FCC Know That You Support Expanding Community Radio

Let The FCC Know That You Support Expanding Community Radio

Date: 24 Apr 2012 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As we recently reported, the FCC has made changes to clear the airwaves for more low power radio stations. The Prometheus Radio Project, instrumental in that decision, hosted an April webinar to help interested groups learn about the application project.

Community radio orgainzations can obtain waivers to get on the air, but there is a political glitch. From The Prometheus Radio Project:

So what’s the problem? Big Media is at it again. Lobbyists from the broadcast industry think their stations should get to play by a different set of rules than the rest of us. The broadcast lobby is arguing that these waivers shouldn’t be easily available for all community radio stations — even though their own stations already use the same engineering standards.

The good folks at Prometheus have some info to share and a way for us to become involved in the conversation with the FCC. Learn more about what we have to gain or lose by watching this vid. Hurry! The comment period ends on May 7th!

 

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Lisa Gonzalez researches and reports on telecommunications and municipal networks' impact on life at the local level. Lisa also writes for MuniNetworks.org and produces ILSR's Broadband Bits podcast.