Appeals court rules in favor of Low-Power FM

Media Access Project:

In a significant victory for low power FM radio, the U.S. Court of Appeals of the D.C. Circuit today affirmed the December 2007 Federal Communications Commission decision to protect LPFM stations against “encroachment” by full power radio stations.

The Commission’s ruling was challenged by the National Association of Broadcasters. Media Access Project represented Prometheus Radio Project as an intervenor in the case.

"MAP strongly applauds the Court of Appeals for upholding the Commission’s public interest authority to protect and promote low power FM," said MAP Vice President Parul P. Desai. "The decision is a critical win for the future of LPFM and the preservation of local, diverse viewpoints in communities throughout the nation," she said.

Read the court's decision.

article originally published at Media Access Project.

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