Black People : In Historic Victory for Community Radio, FCC Puts 1,000 Low-Power FM Frequencies Up For Grabs,

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  1. Alarm Clock

    Alarm Clock Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hopefully We Collectively purchase them across the nation, and create Pro Black-Talk, Radio; as there was in the late 80s and 90s

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    Thursday, June 20, 2013
    In Historic Victory for Community Radio, FCC Puts 1,000 Low-Power FM Frequencies Up For Grabs
    In a major victory for the community radio movement after a 15-year campaign, the Federal Communications Commission has announced it will soon begin accepting applications for hundreds of new low-power FM radio stations in October. This means nonprofits, labor unions and community groups have a one-time-only chance this year to own a bit of the broadcast airwaves.
    It is being heralded as "the largest expansion of community radio in United States history." We’re joined by two guests: Jeff Rousset, the national organizer of the Prometheus Radio Project, which has led the campaign to challenge corporate control of the media and open up this space on the dial, and Ramón Ramírez, the president of PCUN, the largest Latino organization in Oregon. In 2006, Prometheus Radio Project helped PCUN establish the low-power FM station "Movement Radio," which has helped inform farmworkers about labor rights, as well as the larger Latino community about immigration reform efforts, health issues and other community-related topic
    http://www.democracynow.org/2013/6/20/in_historic_victory_for_community_radio
     
  2. Kadijah

    Kadijah Banned MEMBER

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    Great idea but.... 1,000 watts??? How far is the range - 50 feet from the station? :lol:
     
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    Girl, sometimes you crack me up! :lol:

    "A station with a FM signal between 100 and 1000 watts would be able to service an area between 3.5 and 8.8 miles.(FCC, 1999; Bracy, 1999; Fairchild, 1999)"

    http://courseweb.unt.edu/gknezek/99fall/cecs5400/papers/susan.htm
     
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    NNQueen going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    What does the following mean?

    "Each applicant must be a nonprofit educational organization, or a Tribe or Tribally-controlled organization, or a state or local government or a non-government entity that will provide a noncommercial public safety radio service to protect the safety of life, health, or property.4"

    How/where does Black-talk radio fit into that definition?
     
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    As no profit! Most of Black Blogtalk radio is non profit! WBAI is a non profit, so is Democracy Now
     
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    Okay, thanks for the explanation.
     
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