Conservatives Shouldn’t Ignore LPFMs

Capital Research Center argues that the low-power movement has political implications

“[O]ne thing is certain: conservatives have work to do in the fight for media control. In future years, they may discover an ugly truth — there’s nothing low energy about the low-power left,” Capital Research Center Communications Assistant Hayden Ludwig writes.

Ludwig argues that LPFM stations are a bastion of liberalism because conservatives have ignored the opportunity and the so-called “left” have capitalized on the low-power stations that proliferated once they were again legalized in 2000 and promoted by the Local Community Radio Act of 2010.

He details the history of the low-power radio movement, from ham radio origins to pirate stations and the recent licensing waves.

Read the full article on Capital Research’s website.



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