NHMC worked with a coalition of organizations headed by the Prometheus Radio Project, to ardently support the expansion of low power FM (LPFM) radio throughout the country. LPFM stations provide new channels for those seeking to broadcast to the public. As traditional broadcast stations have expensive barriers to entry, LPFM stations are cheaper and provide an excellent way for Latinos and other people of color to be heard over the airwaves. There are about 800 low-power stations already on the air. They broadcast from college campuses, garages, backyard shacks, and local churches, and are aimed specifically at listeners in their surrounding neighborhoods. And many air more than just independent music. Some are providing local news and information that, in extreme cases, have kept people alive. The Local Community Radio Act passed at the end of the 111th Congress, and President Obama signed it into law in early January, 2011 and organizations interested in starting a station should begin the process now.
LPFM Gives a Voice to Local Organizations Nationwide to Help Balance the Anti-Latino and Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Washington, D.C. – The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) announces an opportunity for non-profits […]
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Re: Proceeding 99-25 (In the Matter of the Creation of a Low-Power Radio Service) Dear Chairman Genachowski: The public interest advocates who are signatories to this letter represent diverse constituencies committed [...]
NHMC sent a letter to the FCC thanking it for beginning to implement the Local Community Radio Act and asking it to continue to carefully balance competing interests as it [...]
[SOURCE: Prometheus Radio Project] 12/18/10 Thousands of community groups rejoice at new opportunity for locally owned media WASHINGTON, DC – Today a bill to expand community radio nationwide – the [...]