Radio vet fears LPFM onslaught


All-around radio veteran and current blogger Mel Phillips believes that Congress has lost its mind with its plan to fill the airwaves with LPFM stations. Count him as one who is not convinced that 3rd channel adjacency can safely be abandoned. But he seems to be concerned not only with that, but with the clutter that will exist on the dial in general.

“If you think our country’s airlanes are overcrowded, wait till you see the logjam of radio signals we’ll be getting,” he blogged recently. “Washington will be forced to use radar screens to scan all the radio frequencies we’ll have.”

He’s advising whoever reads his work to contact their representatives in Congress and try to get the LPFM bill defeated.