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MAP to Congress: Fully Deploy LPFM

MAP to Congress: Fully Deploy LPFM

The Media Access Project, an LPFM supporter, had this reaction to the FCC’s recommendation to Congress to drop 3rd-adjacent channel protections to allow more LPFMs on the air: “Despite near universal praise for low power radio, incumbent broadcasters ‘cried wolf’ and successfully asked Congress to severely curtail the service in the most populated areas,” stated Cheryl Leanza, deputy director for Media Access Project. “This report was commissioned, at the direction of Congress, from a fully independent broadcast engineering firm. The technical data show no difficulties with low power radio.”
LPFMs should be fully deployed, she said, calling NAB’s technical complaints about the Mitre report “a façade. … The broadcasters were never interested in the scientific truth in the first place.”