Today’s local headlines

Once again, the New York State Senate failed to do the people’s business today, according to Capitol Confidential. The Times-Union’s excellent blog also reports that the Supreme Court Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department has issued a decision that vacates the statutory stay pending appeal. This means that Governor Paterson can keep ordering extraordinary sessions while the Republicans appeal a judge’s ruling that all 62 Senators must meet….The unmuffled blog has reports on the salaries of Hudson High sports coaches, extra-curricular advisors, and other news….Hudson Republicans endorse Geeta Cheedie, a democrat, in the First Ward, Tracy Decker for supervisor in the Second Ward, William Hollenbeck in the Third Ward, Samuel Santiago in the Fourth Ward, Richard Goetz as alderman and Bart Delaney as supervisor, and Mayor Richard Scalera, who is also being endorsed by the Democrats, according to The Register-Star….Coxsackie approved the Small Wind Energy Facility Law Monday, allowing personal wind systems that generate up to 100 kilowatts with a $150 building permit, according to The Daily Mail.

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National Call-In Radio Day


The Prometheus Radio Project is among the organizers of the day to help bring low-power FM to communities throughout the United States. Join people from across the country to tell Congress to open up the airwaves for more community media!

TAKE ACTION – Tell your Congressional Representative to support HR 1147.

1. Look up your Congressional Representative at Congress.org

2. Find out if they have already supported the Local Community Radio Act.
See a list of cosponsors at govtrack.us and search for Bill number HR 1147.

3. Call the Congressional Switchboard at: (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to your Representative’s office.

If your representative is not a cosponsor tell he/she to support expanding Low Power FM all across the country and cosponsor the bill.

If your representative is a cosponsor ask him/her to reach out to Congressional Leadership to let them know that this is an important priority around the country.

Background:
In 2000, the FCC established Low Power FM radio service and the same year Congress acted to limit LPFM, pending the results of an interference study. This study was released in 2003, after an expenditure of $2.2 million in taxpayer dollars, and proved that LPFM would not provide interference to existing stations. There are currently over 800 LPFM stations operated by schools, churches, civic groups, and other nonprofit organizations across the country. However, it’s time, as the authors of this study and the FCC recommended, to expand LPFM to its intended service parameters. The Local Community Radio Act (HR 1147/S592) would expand Low Power FM radio stations and open the airwaves up to potentially tens of thousands of new community radio stations across the country.