The Local Community Radio Act of 2009 has passed out of a key House Subcommittee, clearing the way for the possibility of hundreds more Low Power FM (LPFM) stations. LPFMs are 100-watt non-commercial radio that can be broadcast at low cost to a small community area, possibly opening the door for schools, labor unions, churches and non-profit groups to operate.
Thursday's subcommittee vote represents a major victory for community radio advocates including Prometheus Radio Project, United Church of Christ and more.
"The bill still has a long way to go in the legislative process, but I am optimistic that by the end of the year the Local Community Radio Act will be signed into law," said lead co-sponsor of the bill Congressman Mike Doyle (D-PA) with Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE).
Reprinted from Radio-Online.Com