April 18, 2000
Tristani Calls on Senate to Aid LPFM
source: Radio Business Report
FCC Commissioner Gloria Tristani, displeased with last week's House vote which approved a bill to eliminate over 80% of low-power FM radio stations, has asked the Senate not to pass Rep. Mike Oxley's (R-OH) Radio broadcasting Preservation Act.
posted on April 18, 2000 12:37 PM
"The NAB has flexed its considerable lobbying muscle and the House of Representatives has rewarded their efforts with the passage of [Oxley's legislation], a bill designed to seriously restrict the development of low-power radio," she said in a written statement. "I hope the Senate will help us give a voice to the voiceless."
The earliest the Senate may consider the bill is next month as Congress is now on a two-week spring break.