Yes, the Local Community Radio Act of 2010finally passed both the House and Senate almost two weeks ago. But it’s not official until the president signs it. And that he did, today.
Today is just the start of the process to bring more community radio stations to the air. There is a lot of work yet to be done, not the least of which is on the part of the FCC, which will have to determine the rules of the next application window. Still, first that Commission has to resolve pending translator applications which could use up a lot of frequencies that otherwise are appropriate for LPFM stations under the provisions of this new law.
In the coming days and weeks we at Radio Survivor will bring you additional news and analysis on the rollout of this second phase of LPFM.