Radio World reports that the FCC has now dismissed at least half of the pending translator applications for many of the very same spots on the FM dial pursued by hopeful LPFM wannabes. Read the article here.
Common Frequency board president Gavin Dahl interviewed former FCC commissioner Michael Copps, longtime public interest champion, and Free Press CEO Craig Aaron on Free Speech TV. The discussion centered on corporate broadcasters' opposition to election ad transparency, the dramatic impacts of media consolidation on diversity and journalism and the upcoming National Conference for Media Reform in Denver. Gavin is a host on KGNU community radio in Boulder/Denver and works for David Barsamian at Alternative Radio. WATCH HERE.
"Today, after years of activism, a new law on low-power FM (LPFM) radio is paving the way for the greatest expansion of FM radio in decades. This is a huge victory for media justice: Communities across the U.S. now have the power to transform the media landscape and fight corporate media owned and controlled by the 1 Percent. It’s an unprecedented opportunity for historically marginalized communities of color, immigrant and low-income folks to own and operate their own means of media production and infrastructure—through their own LPFM radio station."