Iowans for Better Local Television, Iowa's grassroots media reform group, is now leading an effort to ask the FCC to hold a hearing to review whether Iowans
are being well-served by our Sinclair-owned station KGAN. This
year, all of Iowa's TV stations are up for license renewal which
provides a rare opportunity for the public to have input. We must
act now, because the next license renewal is eight long years away.
has spent the past year getting organized and taking action.
After joining with the successful , nation-wide Sinclair advertiser
boycott last fall, IBLTV co-sponsored the successful FCC Town Meeting on the Future of Media in October which drew over 500 Iowans. IBLTV has also met with Congressman Leach,
published columns in newspapers, made appearances on radio and
TV, and has even drawn the attention of national media with a feature
story in the broadcast industry publication, Broadcasting and Cable magazine.
Here is what we are asking you to do:
(1) Sign our on-line signature petition asking the FCC for a meaningful license review. Just click here: “Sign the IBLTV Petition.” If everyone takes this quick, simple action, it will help us enormously to demonstrate citizen support for this effort.
(2) Please let us know if you have a personal anecdote that illustrates
an example of how you feel our Sinclair-owned station has not served
the public interest.
P.S. Like all organizations we need members and financial
support. It is not a condition of your participation in this
project. But if you are able and willing please consider joining IBLTV.
Our group is focused on ACTION, not sitting around and
complaining. If you would like to get more involved in
media reform, there are many oopportunities available. Bring your
ideas! You can sign up to be on IBLTV's online discussion group
by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even small contributions help. You can make checks payable to: IBLTV, PO BOX 578, Iowa City, Iowa 52242. (Donate $25 and receive a bonus gift, the DVD Outfoxed while supplies last)!
IBLTV would like to thank you for your concern about media issues and
we appreciate whatever you can do. Please feel free to contact us