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  •  Erm. No. 14 of my friends are... (10+ / 0-)

    ...doing it right now, and the entire thing cost them $4,000 for their permit - and the local lawyer they hired did it for free.

    And they did partner with a local non-profit: their local Habitat for Humanity.

    They've been running their LPFM station for a year now with not single hitch. They do local news, commentary on legislation, editorials, farm reports, etc. It's like a local version of NPR for their small town.

    But hey, thanks for coming here and trying to scare off everyone who might actually try to do something good.

    I could suggest that, judging by your palpable vitriol, that you work for a corporate radio station?

    If not, what is your purpose in clearly trying to discourage people from attempting to take part in such a positive thing by offering the worse-case scenario possible as the only scenario available?

    May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.

    by dasheight on Sun Dec 19, 2010 at 04:30:30 PM PST

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    •  Check back in one year. (6+ / 0-)

      Lets see, that'll be December 19th, 2011.

      THEN say I'm wrong.

      I've been involved in community radio for over 20 years, to one extent or another. Of the people originally proposing LPFM for community groups, very few wanted to have anything to do with this legislation. The few who did, like the Prometheus Project, have been working on it so long they'll accept anything.

      Look at each and every GOP legislator who voted for this. Behind each you'll find an organization lobbying them populated mostly by churches. This legislation got more GOP support than the Tax compromise, and you expect it to be in the interest of progressives? How smart is that?

      I could suggest that, judging by your palpable vitriol, that you work for a corporate radio station?

      You need to take that back. That's HR-able. People know me on Daily Kos and they know perfectly well I don't work for a goddamned corporate radio station.

      It rubs the loofah on its skin or else it gets the falafel again.

      by Fishgrease on Sun Dec 19, 2010 at 04:53:53 PM PST

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    •  And I'm not trying to scare anyone off. (2+ / 0-)
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      Despite your snotty contention that I am. You presented this as "another huge win for Progressives".

      It is not. I'm just saying that.

      It rubs the loofah on its skin or else it gets the falafel again.

      by Fishgrease on Sun Dec 19, 2010 at 10:19:43 PM PST

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