By Dave Bradley and Trish Nelson
am contacting you to ask your organization to help bring full-power
community radio to your town and to join with other organizations and
the Radio for People Coalition to help expand the power and reach of
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is preparing to open a five-day
window for organizations like yours to apply for new, FULL POWER
non-commercial educational (NCE) radio frequencies.
have met with an engineer who believes stations could broadcast very
close to Iowa City, Des Moines and the Quad Cities, as well as other
parts of eastern Iowa. Our next step is to commission a study to
determine just where the stations will be. He has agreed to do a
massive swath of Iowa at a discounted rate. Normally just one of these
studies can run as high as $500. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime
this is a brief and rare opportunity for your organization to acquire a
powerful media resource, one that is not likely to come again in the
applicant must be an organization with an educational mission; however,
you do not need 501(c)3 (tax exempt) status to qualify.
for People is a national coalition of grassroots independent media
groups, lawyers, radio engineers, radio stations, free media advocates,
professional associations, social justice activists, and many other
concerned individuals. We have joined together for the single purpose
of helping you. If you want to build a radio station to give voice to
issues, promote public discourse, and enrich community life, we will
help you, every step of the way.
get involved in our efforts in Iowa, you can email Trish or Dave at the
contact info below. To learn more about the Midwestern campaign, you
can email Gabriel Piemonte at email@example.com Or, if you know of another organization who might be ready to start its own community radio station, please forward this email.