Posts tagged: lpfm

mediageek 17 Dec 2009: The House Passes LPFM Restoration Bill

The big news this week is that the House finally voted on and passed the Local Community Radio Act of 2009. Now that we’re half-way to the restoration of LPFM I thought we’d take a look back at some of the pressure that caused the FCC to create LPFM in the first place. We revisit two interviews about Radio Free Brattleboro, a Vermont-based unlicensed micropower station that would–at least in spirit–be reincarnated as Brattleboro Community Radio.

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mediageek radioshow 15 October 2009: A Real Shot at LPFM Expansion?

On October 15 the House Commerce Committee passed the Local Radio Act by unanimous voice vote, potentially clearing the way for the best shot LPFM has had at being restored since 2000. We discuss this optimistic news along with the FCC clearing the way for noncommercial FM stations to move in on the space formerly occupied by analog TV channel 6.

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mediageek 26 February 2009: New Hope for LPFM & the Chicago Journalism Town Hall

Another year, another bill to restore LPFM is introduced into Congress. Only, this time, with GW Bush out of the White House and Democrats in charge of Congress, it looks like LPFM has a fighting chance. Also, we listen to excerpts from the Chicago Journalism Town Hall tackling head on the future of local news as the commercial papers stand on the brink of extinction.

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mediageek 2009-02-19 Part Two: More on Radio’s Downfall

In part two of the Feb. 19 program John Anderson and I continue our conversation about the downfall of broadcast and satellite radio, discussing the industry insider insights of Jerry Del Colliano as expressed on his Inside Music Media blog.

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