Congressional Push to Restore LPFM

Free Press is running a campaign to restore LPFM by pressuring Congress to pass McCain’s pro-LPFM legislatin. They have an on-line petition and contact info for your Congresscritters.

Despite my disdain for lobby politics, I reckon this is worth doing, especially since only the NAB at this point is going to actively oppose LPFM. A strong public voice in favor, with little to no public opposition, should speak loudly to those representatives inclined to actually listent to their constituents.

I wrote both of my senators back in 2000 to urge them to support LPFM as the NAB lobbied hard to kill it. Sen. Dick Durbin was and has been a big supporter of LPFM, while Sen. Peter Fitzgerald said nothing substantial but signed onto a bill to kill it.