William Penard, F.C.C. Chairman, 202-418-1000, Federal
Communications Commission, 445 - 12th Street, S.W.,
Washington D.C. 20554
Steve Mozena, 310-452-3007, email@example.com, www.etext.net
June 7, 2000
Low Power FM Radio - 100 (LPFM) for Venice Beach, CA.,
deadline June 8th.
I have electronically completed the application process online
on the F.C.C. web site for a LPFM radio license, deadline June
8th. Unfortunately, when I submit the final longitude and latitude
coordinates, the system says there are no frequencies available
in my area. In fact, I contacted the F.C.C. and spoke to a F.C.C.
representative, and he said there are no frequencies available
in the entire Los Angeles County area.
the reason for setting up the LPFM to help empower local communities
with the ability to broadcast local issues like a small city
or a neighborhood newspaper. Where I have lived now for 4
years, we have not only the local community, but also 250,000
tourists who pass along our 2-½ mile stretch of boardwalk
every weekend. I'm sure you can squeeze another frequency
in here along the California coastline.
received my undergraduate degree in journalism, and let me
tell you how utterly disappointed I have become with the F.C.C.
The government has allowed the consolidations of the media
by megamedia companies to the point local issues aren't broadcast.
the one hand, you, the Federal Government, are breaking up
Microsoft for controlling the software market, but, on the
other hand, you're allowing the megamedia companies to control
the dissemination of information.
my Political Science 101 class years ago in college, we were
taught that one of the first acts of a conquering force is
to take over their media to regulate the flow of information,
thus to spread the propaganda of the new regime. I so often
hear on the local news stations that it's a slow news day.
Baloney! We have 3.5 million people in the city of Los Angeles.
It's never a slow news day, but lazy news stations prefer
spouting off national news instead. We already have national
news stations: Dan Rather, Peter Jennings, and Tom Brokaw.
We want local news reporting.
summation, I'd like help with the following items:
like to obtain a license for a LPFM radio station in Venice
like to see more local news reporting for TV and radio
stations or revoke broadcast licenses
like to implement new laws to reduce the megamedia monopolies
on broadcast stations
the Internet Broadcast alone.
addition, put my name on the list for FCC Chairman with
the new presidential administration in January.