Progress(?) on multiple fronts...

Posted by Mitchell - February 20, 2004 (entry 150)

(1) The deadline for RCN to pay up is tonight, lest the city start applying fines. (Perhaps a fine toteboard is an idea for this website, no?)

(2) The campaign to get Democracy Now! on WBEZ has evidently turned up nil, for now. I'm told that WBEZ's Ron Jones hasn't responded to repeated attempts for comment. But we've only just begun. Watch for round two in this struggle soon, especially with Amy Goodman scheduled to make a Chicago appearance in early March.

(3) A new salvo in the Low-Power FM struggle has been launched. Media Access Project reports that the FCC has released its report on LPFM interference. It took only three-plus years to come through on the six-page report, stating that there's no technical grounds to maintain the distance separations keeping LPFM stymied, and thus the separations should therefore be eliminated. Chicagoans will be interested in this tidbit: "even with [this modification], there will not be many LPFM opportunities in most communities of significant size".

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