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  •  This may be a "little" bill, but this is big news (34+ / 0-)

    Thanks a bunch for highlighting this.

    I've been wondering what Democrats have been doing to create a fairer media and now you have enlightened me.  This looks like it could be a huge deal for grassroots organizing of all kinds.  From your link:

    "This is a huge win for communities across the northwest and across the country who have been pining for more and better local radio, more support for local music and more diversity on the airwaves," said Jonathan Lawson of Reclaim the Media, the Seattle-based media justice organization which has worked since 2002 to expand community access to media, including LPFM. "Senator Cantwell deserves our thanks for seeing this through to the end."

    In the past few years, the few groups who have been able to build and launch LPFM stations have shown the tremendous power of low-power radio. In Woodburn, Oregon, KPCN allows immigrant farmworkers to share news, information and music in Spanish and several other Latin American languages. Spokane's Thin Air Radio and Idaho's Radio Free Moscow provide those communities with local public affairs and homegrown music programs—while providing new broadcasters with a place to learn the tools of the trade.

    You know, I think that - with all the focus on big ticket items and issues - many have missed the virtual plethora of "small" ticket items and improvements that this Congress and Administration have gotten done in the last two years.  Thanks again for informing us about one of these "small" but oh so important steps forward.

    And a big shout out to Senator Cantwell for pushing so hard for this!

    Tipped and recced.

    "The perfect is the enemy of the good." - Voltaire

    by Lawrence on Sun Dec 19, 2010 at 04:56:49 AM PST

    •  i do love NFCB... (2+ / 0-)
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      Lawrence, indres

      and WERU-FM in Maine...among the many other community stations. i know this isn't just about community stations per se, but i'll bet there's one in your area (or online, possibly, too) that you have yet to discover...

      The Addington perpwalk is the trailhead for accountability in this wound on our national psyche. [...you know: Dick Cheney's "top" lawyer.] --Sachem

      by greenbird on Sun Dec 19, 2010 at 11:43:36 AM PST

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