The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering changing the Local Radio Station Ownership Rule based on a proposal by The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). Broadcasters are lobbying the FCC to adopt a policy that would let larger conglomerates crowd out or swallow up local stations in markets across the country.
But we can fight back. Send a public comment directly to the FCC letting them know that local radio matters to you.
Stations would be owned and run by people who don’t have real ties to the communities they serve if ownership rules change. Programing decisions would be made based on the ownership groups’ bottom line, not what musicians and listeners care about. Basically, they want to take everything local, out of local radio.
Let’s make sure the FCC knows that we don’t want to lose everything local about local radio. If you listen to local radio stations, and don’t want them to disappear completely—join the fight to Keep Local Radio Local.