Radio For The People

Glenn Reynolds has an interesting Tech Central Station piece on opening up the airwaves via low-power FM radio stations. The FCC had made stringent regulatory controls on low-power stations under the concept that low-power stations would cause interference with other radio frequencies.

Now, that idea has been thoroughly discredited, the FCC needs to open up the FM market to small operators on low-power bands. The best way to ensure a diverse market is through vigorous competition in a marketplace where small organizations have the leeway to develop and thrive. The question is – will the FCC be willing to go against NPR and the National Association of Broadcasters and open the airwaves?

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