Local Community Radio Act Diversifies Airwaves

Local Community Radio Act Diversifies Airwaves

Grassroots pressure helped pave the way for the creation of new, non-commercial stations on American airwaves.

Kyana Gordon
  • 20 december 2010

This weekend marked another milestone with the passing of the Local Community Radio Act by both the United States Senate and House of Representatives, on the same day Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was repealed. In response to overwhelming grassroots pressure, Congress has given the Federal Communications Commission a mandate to license thousands, of new community stations nationwide. The new legislation will expand radio airwaves to hundreds of Low Power FM stations, (LPFM) – a service the FCC created to address the shrinking diversity of voices on radio broadcasts.

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