Today, a slew of organizations — including FMC and several other members of the Media and Democracy Coalition — sent a letter to US Congressional Representatives requesting that they co-sponsor H.R. 2802, the bipartisan Local Community Radio Act of 2007. (In this case, a “slew” equals 38.)
Low-Power stations, which operate at 100 watts or less and have a radius of approximately 3 to 5 miles, are more important than ever. The letter hits the nail squarely on the head, stating, “As more media outlets become concentrated into the hands of a few select corporations, LPFMs provide our towns and neighborhoods with a diversity of viewpoints, perspectives, voices, as well as music, arts, and culture often lacking from the commercial dial.”
FMC has long supported the expansion of LPFM stations into more areas, which would give communities a chance to experience free, over-the-air broadcasting that truly serves their interests. Check out our Low-Power FM fact sheet for more info.