Good news and bad news

Posted by Mitchell - September 30, 2004 (entry 236)

The good news: The fight to help protect CAN TV has paid off, with an ordinance introduced yesterday and blessed by His Holiness The Mayor. As CAN TV describes it: "The ordinance calls for CAN TV to receive 5% of the cable franchise fee that is currently paid by cable companies to the City. Funds generated from the franchise fee will make up the loss of operating support from RCN in 3 out of 4 of its cable areas." Read more here.

The bad news: The FCC has raided the longest-running extant unlicensed community radio station in America. This on the heels of a raid just weeks ago on an unlicensed community radio station in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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