LPFM moves forward in Senate


S. 592, the Local Community Radio Act, has officially been placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar, meaning it is now poised for a floor vote. According to Prometheus Radio Project, the major force behind the service, the only step after a Senate vote is the application of a Presidential signature.

Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and John McCain (R-AZ) were the drivers behind the bill in the Senate, with Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Russ Feingold (D-WI), Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) along for the ride as co-sponsors.

Prometheus is expecting “quick movement to pass this bill through Unanimous Consent” and is asking its membership to contact their senators and ask for their support.