Last week the House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet voted to pass The Local Community Radio Act (HR 1147). The legislation, introduced by Reps. Mike Doyle (D-Penn.) and Lee Terry (R-Neb.), would allow for hundreds of new Low Power FM (LPFM) radio stations in communities across the country. The bill had strong bipartisan support and over 80 co-sponsors in the House.
Yesterday The House Committee on Energy and Commerce voted unanimously to PASS the Local Community Radio Act (HR 1147). The legislation would open the public airwaves to hundreds of new Low Power FM radio stations in communities across the country. The bill has strong bipartisan support and more than 80 co-sponsors in the House. The bill now moves to the full House. Looks like the writing is on the wall, with this bill about to pass and the Performance Rights Act passed by the Senate yesterday, radio is certainly slated for a new day but it would be most interesting to see what happens with urban remember how rap music was ignored initially and blown off by the industry? Don’t blow off these low powered FMs.