LPFM vote in the offing


The Senate Commerce Committee has scheduled a mark-up for 10/30/07. Included on the agenda is S.1675 Local Community Radio Act of 2007. Its main thrust is to promote the creation of LPFM stations by eliminating third-channel adjacency protections currently in place, citing what the NAB has argued is a flawed study to hold that there would not be undue interference to existing full-power FM service. Other issues of interest to the FCC but not necessarily broadcasters are S.1853 Community Broadband Act of 2007 and S.2096, Do-Not-Call Improvement Act of 2007.