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Please Vote to Challenge Broadcast Licenses

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I hate to ask, but it is important...

I have suggested a panel for the upcoming Free Press National Media Reform Conference which will focus on creating a national, managed, publicized means of challenging broadcasters' licenses nationwide, working with existing regional media reform groups and Community TV and Radio. It will be a brainstorming session to bring interested parties and funders together to create a new FCC Empowerment Project which will truly put the Public Interest back ahead of the corporate interest in broadcasting.

We will use the case of the Sacramento Entercom station which killed a

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mother of three in a reckless water drinking contest as the initial

case; that will garner nationwide publicity and will pressure the FCC to act in removing KDND's license. (Please see story and the blog of the trial at The story also appeared in the film I made, Broadcast Blues.)

The FCC has ignored We the People for long enough; it is time to get their attention on this critical issue of broadcast licenses. Don't forget,

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stations get licenses for free - only if they serve the Public Interest.

Free Press is asking people to vote for their favorites; will you please

vote to get this panel on the national convention schedule?

If you believe in this action, please forward this widely; we need a lot of votes!

The full list of proposed sessions can be found here:

Here is a list of my favorites, perhaps you will vote for them as well:

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Fighting Hate, Misinformation, and Dehumanization in the Media

Building Alternative Ownership Models for News Orgs

Corporate Media Corporate Power

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Sue Wilson is the director of Public Interest Pictures' media reform documentary, Broadcast Blues.

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