Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 4 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
General News    H3'ed 7/20/09

Reclaim the Media: Take action to support Local Community Radio

By       (Page 1 of 1 pages)     (# of views)   No comments
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Don Smith
Become a Fan
  (22 fans)

Take Action today to support Local Community Radio!


(Image by Unknown Owner)   Details   DMCA

Join people from across the country today -- Monday, July 20 -- to tell Congress to open up the airwaves by passing the Local Community Radio Act. Here are your simple steps for taking action:

  • Look up your Congressional Representative at Congress.org
  • Are they already supporters of community radio? Find out at govtrack.us -- search for Bill number HR 1147 and see a list of current cosponsors (see below for northwest info).
  • Call the Congressional Switchboard at: (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to your Representative's office.
  • If your Representative is not a cosponsor tell him/her to support expanding Low Power FM all across the country and cosponsor the bill.
  • If your Representative is a cosponsor ask him/her to reach out to Congressional Leadership to let them know that this is an important priority around the county.

The Facts: In 2000, the FCC established Low Power FM radio service and the same year Congress acted to limit LPFM, pending the results of an interference study. The results have come in clear: Low Power Radio should be expanded! There are currently over 800 LPFM stations operated by schools, churches, civic groups, and other nonprofit organizations across the country. It is time for more communities to have the same opportunity to operate their own local radio station.



Reclaim the Media | reclaimthemedia.org
Community organizing for social change through media justice

 

Rate It | View Ratings

Don Smith Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

DFA organizer, Democratic Precinct Committee Officer, writer, and programmer. My op-ed pieces have appeared in the Seattle Times, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and elsewhere. See http://WALiberals.org and http://TruthSite.org for my writing, my (more...)
 
Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

The myth that the Dems are as bad as the Repugs

Why Abortion Isn't Murder

Why Dems should be furious at Obama

Image essay about blood soaked NRA

Government is like a computer's operating system: a response to libertarians

Failure to prosecute: why Obama is having trouble passing health care reform