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LPFM Lobbying Continues

LPFM Lobbying Continues

The folk duo Indigo Girls used their music to encourage lawmakers last week to support allowing more low-power FM allocations at an event sponsored by the Low Power Radio Initiative.
“In our industry, we know all too well that there will never be enough room on the dial to provide access for all deserving music,” wrote Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls, as well as several other performers, including Bonnie Raitt and Joan Jett, in a letter sent to members of Congress.
In a letter to colleagues supporting LPFM, Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz. and Bob Kerrey, D-Neb. said they believe the FCC addressed technical interference concerns to existing stations in its LPFM rules.
In response, NAB said Sens. Connie Mack, R-Fla. and John Warner, R-Va., have signed on to S. 2068, bringing to 36 co-sponsors of the measure that would prohibit the FCC from implementing the new service.
The FCC is acting so quickly to get the new stations on the air, said NPR, the commission is not acting in the public interest.
Leslie Stimson