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Low Power FM Briefing Set for April 23 on Capitol Hill


Community radio advocates will gather in the nation's capital on Thursday, April 23 to support the expansion of Low Power FM. A policy briefing will feature opening remarks from Rep. Michael Doyle and Lee Terry co-sponsors of The Local Community Radio Act of 2009 (H.R. 1147), introduced in February, 2009.

Immediately following the briefing will be a panel discussion, moderated by Media Access Project VP Parul P. Desai, along with LPFM producers and policy advocates who will explore the legislation's potential impact on emergency preparedness, media ownership and arts and cultural broadcasting.

The briefing coincides with visits to Congressional offices and the FCC by community radio supporters from across the country, also on April 23.

Low Power FM stations are community-based, non-commercial radio broadcasters that operate at 100 watts or less and reach a radius of 3 to 7 miles.

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