From Class D to LPFM: The High-Powered Politics of Low-Power Radio

  title={From Class D to LPFM: The High-Powered Politics of Low-Power Radio},
  author={Alan G. Stavitsky and Robert K. Avery and H. A. T. Vanhala},
  journal={Journalism \& Mass Communication Quarterly},
  pages={340 - 354}
The most heated broadcasting issue of the year 2000 was the fight over low-power FM radio. The rise and fall of the proposed service reflected the state of the art in telecommunication policymaking, and provided a snapshot of power relations among broadcasters, the FCC, Congress, and citizen activists. For public radio managers with long institutional memories, however, the low-power FM debate seems a bit ironic. That's because a similar low-power service did exist, but was permitted to… 

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