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Making Community Radio a Reality

Candace Clement, March 21, 2012

This is the story of the Local Community Radio Act. Or as we like to call it, “TheClick here to learn how you can defend public media. Little Bill That Could (Even When It Seemed Like It Couldn’t).”

The recently passed Local Community Radio Act did something amazing: In an era in which money is speech and the 1 percent is gaining endless ground on the rest of us, this bill opened the doors for hundreds (possibly even thousands) of new community radio stations to go on the air across the country.

These small Low Power FM stations — called LPFMs — reach a radius of only about 5 to 10 miles, but their impact is massive. Nonprofits run these noncommercial stations, which put the voices of people who actually live and work in our communities on the air.

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