Prometheus Radio Project Statement on MAP Closing Its Doors

The Prometheus Radio Project is saddened by today's news that Media Access Project is closing its doors, but we are grateful to MAP for years of expert legal counsel on behalf of Prometheus and the public interest.

When Prometheus started out as a small grassroots organization more than ten years ago, we could not have created change in Washington without MAP's guidance. MAP helped us to navigate a path to transform our demands and demonstrations into lasting policy decisions. We are grateful to MAP, not only on our own behalf, but on behalf of the communities across the country who have better media thanks to MAP's tireless efforts.

The victories we achieved in the Prometheus vs. FCC cases belong to everyone who cares about a diverse and democratic media, but much of the credit belongs to MAP. Although MAP's closing is a loss for the field, the organization's achievements (and many of its distinguished alumni) remain with us.

All of Prometheus' accomplishments in expanding Low Power FM (LPFM) community radio were made possible thanks to MAP attorneys, from Cheryl Leanza and Harold Feld to Parul Desai, Matt Wood, and Chrystiane Pereira. We are especially appreciative of MAP's longtime leader Andrew J. Schwartzman, whose sustained commitment to Prometheus and to the public's interest in media has created a better media system for us all.

Prometheus congratulates everyone who has been a part of MAP over the years on a job well done. Your legacy can be found at hundreds of community radio stations, dozens of media advocacy organizations, and in every social justice group and community that gets on the air because of your work.

Electromagnetically,

The Prometheus Radio Project