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.

Nov 22 2007 - 12:56am

On Tuesday, November 20, 2007, the Federal Communications Commission announced that it was ready to pass 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 announcement.

Oct 30 2007 - 8:50pm

Release: Senate Committee Votes to Expand Low Power FM Radio!

 

October 30th, 2007

Contact: Hannah Sassaman, 215.727.9620 x 501, 267.970.4007,

hannahjs(at)prometheusradio.org

The United States Senate Commerce Committee voted this afternoon to substantially expand the number of community media outlets in the United States. In a consensus vote, the Committee moved to report Senate Bill 1675, the Local Community Radio Act of 2007, to the full Senate -- and opened the door for thousands of new community radio stations to be built in America's largest cities, and smaller communities across the nation.

Oct 30 2007 - 3:00am

Release: Senate Committee Votes to Expand Low Power FM Radio!

October 30th, 2007

Contact: Hannah Sassaman, 215.727.9620 x 501, 267.970.4007, hannahjs(at)prometheusradio.org

The United States Senate Commerce Committee voted this afternoon to substantially expand the number of community media outlets in the United States. In a consensus vote, the Committee moved to report Senate Bill 1675, the Local Community Radio Act of 2007, to the full Senate -- and opened the door for thousands of new community radio stations to be built in America's largest cities, and smaller communities across the nation.

May 3 2007 - 11:20pm

Congressman Mike Doyle Praises Low Power FM Radio Service


Diverse Groups Congratulate the Congressman for Leadership in Fight to Expand LPFM

Congressman Mike Doyle, a 7th-term Congressman from Pittsburgh, and the Vice Chair of Congress' Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, took a public opportunity to praise the low power FM service, as he keynoted the Future of Music Coalition's Technology and IP Day, the morning of Wednesday, May 2nd, in Washington, DC.

Feb 12 2006 - 10:32am

June 24, 2004

In a lengthy decision of over 200 pages, the Third District Court today told the Federal Communications Commission that its attempts to further deregulate the American media system are unjustified. The court determined that the FCC relied on "irrational assumptions and inconsistencies" in determining the new cross-ownership caps, and ordered them to make a new decision that takes seriously their duty to regulate media to preserve the public interest.

Jan 24 2006 - 9:26am
Prometheus and CIW Partner on Radio Barnraising
November 25, 2003

Contact: Damara Luce, 239.822.2979, Pete Tridish 215.605.9297

Coalition of Immokalee Workers Launches Multi-Lingual Community Radio Station
Nationally Recognized Farmworker Organization to Have a Voice of Its Own

IMMOKALEE, FLORIDA --The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), in partnership with the Prometheus Radio Project, will launch its new worker-run radio station (WCTI-FM) on Sunday evening, December 7th, following a 3-day media conference. In the spirit of neighbors pulling together to put up a new building, CIW and Prometheus organizers will gather hundreds of Low Power FM Radio applicants, journalists, radio engineers, students, lawyers, musicians, and activists from across the U.S. to raise the antenna mast, finish the studio, and flip on the station switch!

Jun 13 2003 - 10:48am

The U.S. Supreme Court announced today that it is denying a variety of media corporations' requests for an appeal on a case dealing with the further deregulation of the American media system. This decision upholds an earlier ruling by the Third District Court of Appeals that dismissed the FCC's revised ownership rules as irrational and against the public interest.

Oct 12 2000 - 10:08am
The Public Interest
By Ralph Nader
October 2000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The airwaves belong to the people. Yet the U.S. government gives them away to television and radio broadcasters for free, and demands virtually nothing in return.