Mar 23 2010 - 6:57pm

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Washington, DC-- The U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals dealt a blow to media justice on Tuesday, allowing a single company to own even more news outlets in a given community. In the latest news from the landmark Prometheus vs. FCC case, the Court has lifted a stay against the Federal Communications Commission. The stay had prevented the FCC from allowing a single media company to own a newspaper and broadcast TV station in the same market.

Feb 23 2010 - 4:00am

For immediate release:

Columbia, South Carolina, February 23, 2010 -- Tuesday’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) workshop on broadcast ownership was transformed when South Carolinian supporters of low power radio flooded the public comment sessions calling for an expansion of the low power FM (LPFM) service.

Nov 19 2009 - 4:00am

MEDIA ADVISORY
November 17, 2009

WHO: Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation

WHAT: Markup and Committee Vote on S 592, The Local Community Radio Act (LCRA)

WHEN: Thursday, November 19, 2009, at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Senate Russell Building, Room 293, Washington, D.C.

WHY: The Local Community Radio Act would allow for hundreds of new, non-commercial radio stations around the country. These independent community stations are run by non-profit organizations such as schools, churches, emergency responders, and neighborhood groups.

Nov 17 2009 - 4:00am

MEDIA ADVISORY
November 17, 2009

WHO: Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation

WHAT: Markup and Committee Vote on S 592, The Local Community Radio Act (LCRA)

WHEN: Thursday, November 19, 2009, at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Senate Russell Building, Room 293, Washington, D.C.

WHY: The Local Community Radio Act would allow for hundreds of new, non-commercial radio stations around the country. These independent community stations are run by non-profit organizations such as schools, churches, emergency responders, and neighborhood groups.

Oct 15 2009 - 1:08pm

Notice of Committee Markup

WHO: Committee on Energy and Commerce
WHAT: Markup of H.R. 1147, the Local Community Radio Act
WHEN: Thursday, October 15, 2009, at 10 a.m.
WHERE: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

Oct 15 2009 - 3:00am

NEWS ALERT
October 15, 2009

Contact: Cory Fischer-Hoffman
Campaign Director
Prometheus Radio Project
610-761-5414
coryfh@prometheusradio.org

With a unanimous voice vote, the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed the Local Community Radio Act this morning. By repealing restrictions that drastically limit channels available to low power FM (LPFM) stations, the Act will allow hundreds of community groups nationwide to access the public airwaves.

Oct 8 2009 - 3:00am

NEWS ALERT
 
October 8, 2009
 
Contact: Cory Fischer-Hoffman
Campaign Director
Prometheus Radio Project
610-761-5414
 coryfh@prometheusradio.org
 

The Local Community Radio Act was passed out of the House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet this morning in a sweeping 15 to 1 vote. The Act would allow for the creation of hundreds of new, low power FM (LPFM) radio stations that would broadcast community news and local perspectives to neighborhoods across the country.

Sep 19 2009 - 5:38pm

For Immediate Release: New FCC Commissioners Unanimously Support the Local
Community Radio Act
Bipartisan bill would expand low power radio

Contact:
Cory Fischer-Hoffman, Prometheus Radio Project (610) 761-5414
Pete Tridish, Prometheus Radio Project (215) 605-9297

September 17, 2009

Washington DC -- In the first Congressional oversight hearing since the
three new FCC Commissioners took office, all five Commissioners endorsed the
Local Community Radio Act HR 1147/ S592, unanimously reaffirming the FCC’s
continued support for the bill.

Mar 6 2008 - 12:00am

Low power FM radio supporters, stations, and friends: we are ever so impressed with you! February 25th and 26th marked Low Power FM Leadership Days -- where everyone from Albuquerque met with Christian rural Georgia broadcasters met with tribal low power pioneers met with New England environmental stations met with youth news, activism, and music makers from Detroit, and more! Over fifty tireless activists for community radio in every American city gathered at a Quaker meeting house two blocks from the Capitol for a day of training and friendship and celebration, before they travelled to the FCC and Congress to fight for their voices on the dial! Read below for more, or take action now at http://www.freepress.net/lpfm

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.