THE PROMISE OF LPFM

Prometheus Radio project

Prometheus radio project has made this pos­si­ble.

A pos­si­ble new radio sta­tion called “Fayet­teville Com­mu­ni­ty Radio” held a screen­ing of Cor­po­rate FM to moti­vate sup­port­ers behind the ven­ture.  The sta­tion is pos­si­ble because new low pow­er FM fre­quen­cies (LPFM) were legal­ized by bill in con­gress in 2010.  “It fired them up” said orga­niz­er Joe New­man about the film. “It was a very good pre­sen­ta­tion for what we are fight­ing for. It inspired peo­ple to take that extra step”.  That evening sev­er­al audi­ence mem­bers, who had left com­mer­cial radio, vol­un­teered to help com­mu­ni­ty radio become a real­i­ty in Fayet­teville Arkansas.

A good com­mu­ni­ty radio sta­tion also can put a lit­tle pres­sure on com­mer­cial radio to do a bet­ter job.  In Kansas City, the com­mu­ni­ty radio sta­tion is the only live voice on the air overnight.  If you are inter­est­ed in start­ing a LPFM sta­tion in your com­mu­ni­ty con­tact the folks at the Prometheus Radio Project to find out how.

 

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