Tell the FCC to Make Community Radio Available in Your Town
Let policy makers know that your city needs local, diverse voices on the air! Tell the FCC that our cities and towns deserve access to the airwaves!
The window of opportunity for more local, independent community radio stations is upon us. Tell the FCC that all our cities and towns deserve access to the airwaves!
The FCC is asking the public to comment on a plan to expand community radio and allow new stations in urban areas. Let policy makers know that your city needs local, diverse voices on the air! Tell the FCC and your elected representatives that you want them to ensure channels for community radio in your area.
Thanks to the recent passage of the bipartisan Local Community Radio Act, there will be an opportunity to build low power FM community radio stations across the nation, and for the first time, in urban areas. Before the FCC can allocate open channels to new community stations, they must first address a backlog of thousands of pending applications for translators which are radio transmitters that repeat the signal of existing stations. The way the FCC handles this will determine whether urban schools, churches, and non-profit organizations will have access to low power radio.
Members of the Media Action Grassroots Network, Media and Democracy Coalition, the Prometheus Radio Project, and our allies fought for ten years to pass this law because we wanted to see vibrant community radio in all of our communities. Show the FCC that this is still our priority, and join us in calling for a resolution of these pending translator applications that gives community groups in urban areas a chance at the airwaves. These are our cities, our airwaves!
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