Sarah Palin Supports the Local Community Radio Act for Iowa
Sorry, we have no idea if Sarah Palin has ever even heard of the Local Community Radio Act – our title today serves as a comment on the broken media's obsession with Sarah Palin, and could also be viewed as a shameless manipulation on our part to get you to click on Blog for Iowa and read about a really good thing for people that is happening in Congress right now, the Local Community Radio Act, that continues to move quickly through Congress!
Today, November 19 at 10 AM, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation will vote on the bill (S.592). Building on the unanimous passage out of the Energy & Commerce Committee in the House of Representatives, this progress in the Senate is the next step towards passage. Help us win this important victory for community media! For more information about the campaign and to sign up for email alerts, check out: expandlpfm.org.
Thanks to Congressmen Dave Loebsack, Leonard Boswell, Bruce Braley, and Tom Latham for supporting this legislation.
Full Power Licenses Coming this February!
Would your community benefit from a non-commercial radio station that features your neighbors' voices and broadcasts local news, music, and public affairs? Well, for a few communities across the country, now may be the opportunity to start such a station. The FCC is opening up another window for Full Power Non-Commercial Educational (NCE) licenses from February 19-26, 2010. Unlike the last NCE window, these licenses are only available in 65 specific locations across the country. For more information and to find out if there is a radio frequency available near you, click here.
The Prometheus Radio Project is Coming to Your Town! (en Español)
In collaboration with Palabra Radio, the Prometheus Radio Project will be on tour this March and April in an effort to grow Spanish language, participatory radio in immigrant communities throughout the United States. Read more about the tour, Making Waves: Transmitting Popular Power.