Rehr opposes LPFM bill


NAB President/CEO David Rehr has fired off a letter to Senate Commerce Committee chair Daniel Inouye (D-HI) opposing S.1675, the Local Community Radio Act of 2007. He says it would allow thousands micro radio stations to come into existence on the basis of a flawed study, and says they will interfere with existing full-power FMs in third-channel adjacency restrictions are no longer observed. He suggested allowing the FCC to act on pending applications, and getting granted LPFM CPs built, before going further down the LPFM road. "Local broadcasters do not oppose the licensing of LPFM stations," he wrote. "We do oppose the introduction of thousands of micro-radio stations that would cause significant harmful interference to full power FM stations."