More WLUW | LPFM legislation | Chicago Indie Radio Project fundraiser | New area full power educational FM licenses?

Posted by Scott - July 28, 2007 (entry 560)

WLUW Update: More on Loyola Universities WLUW-FM. Read this Chicago Reader article. The bottom line on this story, best summed up to me by longtime CMA member Ron Kunde, is that WBEZ did not harm the station as was feared when it took over five years ago, and that we'll just have to wait and see whether or not Loyola will improve the station this time around as its Jesuit mission would suggest. The alternatives are more of the same or, worse, additional ad creep.

Tell Congress to approve LPFM in urban areas! More co-sponsors needed! Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-9th) is the only Illinois lawmaker in the U.S. House or Senate co-sponsoring the low power FM bills at this writing. Read on and take action. Click here. Sign this petition and work toward a new community radio station for Chicago!

Chicago Indie Radio Project benefit August 10 with Canasta, Plane, more - Chicago Indie Radio Project fundraiser - Friday, August 10 at Double Door featuring Canasta, Plane, May or May Not, and Driftless Pony Club. Showtime is 9PM, and the show is 21+. $10 gets you in the door, and benefits efforts to establish a new community radio station in Chicago. Go to Chicago Indie Radio Project for more.

Want a license for a full-power non-commercial FM station in the Chicago area??? Better hurry then! You've only got untill the FCC's October filing deadline. For more info, legal and engineering help, click here and join the mwmedia listserv.

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This entry was posted by Scott Sanders, a co-founder to date of seven Chicago area media and democracy activist groups.
Sanders has worked for long stretches in social science research, in the creation of video documentaries, as a librarian, and also in movie theater management.
You can link to Scott's combined curriculum vitae, timeline, and resume here.



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