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Feb 4 2008 - 10:37pm

In 2000, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) created Low Powered FM Radio Service (LPFM) in response to the growth of media consolidation spurred on by rule changes in the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

LPFM provides local, non-commercial and educational radio service, with transmissions extending for about 3 miles (100 watts or less), depending on terrain and geographical interference.

Feb 4 2008 - 10:33pm

'Share it with each other. It's what you do.'

By Rick Karr

Imagine climbing a hundred-foot radio tower in the howling headwinds of a Category 3 hurricane so that you can stay on the air and keep your neighbors informed as catastrophe bears down. Or remaining at your post, on the mic and on the air, as floodwaters engulf the radio studio. Or pouring every cent of your income into the station to say on the air the aftermath, even though you're living in a FEMA-issue trailer because you've lost your home and everything in it.

Feb 4 2008 - 10:18pm

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Feb 4 2008 - 8:54pm

Jesse Walker | June 22, 2007, 10:55am

Good news for fans of neighborhood radio: Reps. Mike Doyle (D-Penn.) and Lee Terry (R-Neb.) introduced a bill yesterday to loosen the government's restrictions on starting independent, ow-power stations in urban areas. Sens. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) sponsored the Senate's version of the legislation. (Yes, McCain. Initially a vocal opponent of low-power radio, he did an about-face several years ago; these days he's pretty good on the issue.

Feb 4 2008 - 8:42pm

Congressmen Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) and Lee Terry (R-Neb.) today introduced bipartisan legislation that is needed for more community radio stations across the country to begin broadcasting

 

Dec 19 2007 - 9:41pm

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Dec 6 2007 - 1:46am

Prometheus Radio Project is now accepting final applications for a new Volunteer and Intern Coordinator

We are a very busy organization, with 6 full time staff members, and we rely on our interns and volunteers to help us get the work done.  We are looking for someone with a commitment to social justice, strong organizational skills, and who possesses enthusiasm and experience recruiting, coordinating and mentoring interns and volunteers to help expand and strengthen the programs and the educational opportunities we can offer.

Nov 28 2007 - 9:26am

Prometheus Radio Project Congratulates FCC on Improving LPFM Radio Service, and Offering Further Discussion on Important Issues Around Community Radio

On November 27, 2007 the Federal Communications Commission passed a set of provisions amending the rules that govern the low power FM radio (LPFM) service -- a noncommercial radio service that hundreds of schools, churches, municipalities, and community groups use to connect with their local communities. Below is the press statement of Pete Tridish, founder of the Prometheus Radio Project, on the FCC's decision.

Nov 28 2007 - 4:00am

Prometheus Radio Project Congratulates FCC on Improving LPFM Radio Service and Offering Further Discussion on Important Issues Around Community Radio

Contact: Pete Tridish, Prometheus Radio Project Founder
215-727-9620 x 501, 215-605-9297,

petri@prometheusradio.org

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On November 27th, the Federal Communications Commission passed a set of provisions amending the rules that govern the low power FM radio (LPFM) service -- a noncommercial radio service that hundreds of schools, churches, municipalities, and community groups use to connect with their local communities. Below is the press statement of Pete Tridish, founder of the Prometheus Radio Project, on the FCC's decision.