Thursday, March 29, 2007

76 NCE!!!!!!!!!!

This is the best news I've read in a long time so I need to share it. The FCC has given the greenlight for 76 new NCE stations. (Non-Commercial/Educational)

What's amazing about this is that the FCC fairly applied their points rules and ruled infavor of schools in some cases over religious broadcasters. Losing a local stick to a inbreeding cult in Twin Falls Idaho is pretty insulting to the community it's supposed to serve, but it happens all the time. Typically the religious broadcaster is sat-fed programming with no airstaff of any kind. But this time, the FCC seems to have applied the points sytem very fairly expecially with localism in mind. Could this be a repercussion of Barbara Boxer outing their supression of the localism study?

read this:

and this: