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I am completely open to any sort of comments on this because I am no where near being up to snuff on the LPFM scene.
My impression from reading stuff is that the vast majority of previous LPFM licenses were scarfed up by religious broadcasters . Maybe there are other non-profits that got some of the remaining licenses. Where the heck is the COMMUNITY aspect in any of this? How can any “non-profit” organization really serve a community? NPR is non-profit, but doesn’t serve communities unless you think “national” and “big city” are communities. A real community station should be defined the same as the old-school, small town stations that provided local news, local sports and local advertising.
The FCC keeps caving to the NAB’s relentless protectionism of failing corporate broadcasting. It’s time for the FCC to grow some balls and carve out a place for viable commercial community broadcasting. Sometimes, government regulations are are justified to make things right.