The Future of Media is Already Happening: Local Community Radio Act Passes!

This weekend, a major milestone in the movement to democratize the American media was achieved: the passage of the Local Community Radio Act (LCRA), the first standalone piece of media justice legislation passed since the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, which created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and National Public Radio. The bill legalizes FM radio licenses for small, community, non-profit stations all across the country – most notably, in cities where it was previously banned, and it should, over the long run, have as great as impact on our media as the PBA… perhaps greater, in fact, coming at a time when the Internet has multiplied the network and reach of all independent and community media.

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