Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Local Community Radio Act

I'm passing this on because I support this bill.

Free Press Action Fund: Action Alert

In these times of extreme partisanship, there’s at least one thing Congress can agree on: We need more local voices on the public airwaves.A bill that could create thousands of local radio stations has united political foes like Barack Obama, John McCain, Ron Paul and Bernie Sanders.
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But despite this bipartisan support, the Local Community Radio Act (H.R.1147) has been stopped in its tracks by a hold in the Senate. And now time is running out, which is why we urgently need your help to get the Senate to pass this important bill.  Please contact your Senator and urge them to ensure Congress passes the Local Community Radio Act — before the clock runs out on the 111th Congress.Imagine what we could do with all of the local radio stations this bill would help create:
  • Communities could air shows about the issues that matter to them, instead of being subjected to channel after channel of shock jocks and predetermined playlists.
  • Local music could replace the endless cycle of corporate record labels pushing the same songs day after day.
  • We could flip the dial to finally hear our own neighbors talking to each other about the things that affect our lives.
This is what local radio could sound like, but only if this bill passes. Otherwise, radio will be exactly the same — bland, monotonous and disconnected from our communities.
Congress needs to know that we want better radio in our communities. Please call Your senators and Representatives.  This week could be our best chance to win the fight for local radio. Please call your senator today.

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