Monday, March 2, 2009

Support low-power FM radio

The Local Community Radio Act of 2009 (HR 1147) has recently been introduced in the House. The Act nearly passed in the last Congress with the support of more than 100 members.

HR 1147 would open up the airwaves to more Low Power FM (LPFM) radio stations (including a proposed station in Washington state supported by AfD's South Puget Sound chapter). These stations have the potential to bring local news and information, non-commercial music and art, and alternative points of view to the public airwaves, to increase media access among traditionally-underserved communities, rural and urban, and to allow more people to get experience in broadcasting.

Visit this advocacy page at to send a message to your representative in support of the bill!

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