Monday, February 28, 2005

We Want the Airwaves!

More news on low power FM (aka pirate radio!). Interestingly enough, NPR is against low-power FM, while Christian churches are for it. Ultimately, it's all about who has control of the airwaves.

"A bill introduced this month by Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona and Democratic Sens. Maria Cantwell of Washington and Patrick Leahy of Vermont could make it easier for low-power stations to crack the big-city market by requiring less frequency space on the dial between stations.

The bill is backed by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell, but not by the National Association of Broadcasters and National Public Radio -- which maintain that lower-power stations cause interference on bigger stations' frequencies, despite a federally commissioned study that found little evidence of it."

Check out the article.

-Jean Chen


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