For Immediate Release
Timothy Karr, 201-533-8838
LPFM One Step Closer to the Finish Line
WASHINGTON - Friday morning, the House of Representatives passed a revised version
of the Local Community Radio Act, a bill that would expand local radio
to more communities across the nation. The revisions have addressed the
concerns of the National Association of Broadcasters, who have released a
statement in support of the legislation. The bill, which has
overwhelming bipartisan support in Congress, now awaits action in the
Candace Clement, outreach manager for Free Press, made the following statement:
“We are pleased that the National Association of Broadcasters has
expressed its support for the Local Community Radio Act. Now, if the
Senate can carry the bill across the finish line, it will go a long way
toward putting local voices back on the airwaves.
“The Local Community Radio Act would remove restrictions on the
licensing of Low Power FM radio stations. These noncommercial stations
will help to diversify the airwaves, support local music and culture,
and assist communities during emergencies. The bill's passage would be a
huge victory in the fight for better media.”
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