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FCC Localism Needs

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For Localism And In The Interest Of Diversity

 

 

LPAM can help meet the needs for more localism. With more home spun voices so to speak. And with promoting those things of interest to the region. As well as provide new alternative voices, either local or from seldom heard resources out of the grass roots alternative media networks. Where the whole idea is to service the local public in the interest of the public. And thus give the people a means to hear other sides to stories, and to get away from the major corporation's narrowly focused interest and marketing pitches. To hear other political voices even. And to rid the nation of what might be perceived as being corporation monopoly and influence of the minds of the people by major corporation media being the cultivators of popular opinion. And the nourisher's of the seeds of the opinions they want to put into the peoples mouths.

 

 

LPAM will make possible by the diversity of it's information. a more fully informed public.

 

 

"In order to ensure that the American people have the benefit of a competitive and diverse media market place that serves their local communities, we need to create more opportunities for different, new and independent voices to be heard. We need to address the concern that consolidation has limited the number of local outlets available to minorities and new entrants."

 

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin

FCC Public Localism Hearing,

Washington, DC

October 31, 2007

 

 

To create more opportunities for different, new and independent voices to be heard; as Chairman Martin mentions here. LPAM would do just that. And LPAM can best be served in this regards by allowing LPAM to have some local commercial content if a LPAM station so chooses. So that it can compete for it's small share for the main purpose of covering it's outgoing expenses and labor, and for the needs of revenue for the service itself, that the service can be maintained. As this proposal envisions the LPAM Service can be maintained. The LPAM Service is willing to submit to station licensing fees and other services fees for this purpose.

 

Let us look now at the ways that LPAM can serve the needs for more Localism.

 

Above is mentioned the need for hearing other political voices, and the need for a more fully informed public. Where the public at present is discontent with the narrow stream of information that does not allow for others voices and views. Which in turn is not serving the people in the interest of a more fully informed public. Consider the following:

 

"It is also clear from our hearings, that (the) local issues that the electorate needs to know about, are not being covered in a way that prepares voters to make educated decisions. The problem we hear is that “breaking news” is being replaced with “breaking gossip.” In community after community, we hear from citizens that serious coverage of local and state government has diminished. There is a virtual blackout of coverage of state and local elections. And while news operations say they have to slash resources, some are offering up to one million dollars for an interview with Paris Hilton. Real investigative journalism and thoughtful reporting have given way to an “if it bleeds, it leads” mentality."

 

Commissioner Michael J. Copps

FCC Public Localism Hearing,

Washington, DC

October 31, 2007

 

Commissioner Copps, in his words describes what we can see as being a hypocritical major media, "And while news operations say they have to slash resources, some are offering up to one million dollars for an interview with Paris Hilton." (The media should let that girl alone and let her live a normal life.) Where sensationalism, and trivializations, as well as fear mongering and gore have replaced true journalism. "Real investigative journalism and thoughtful reporting have given way to an “if it bleeds, it leads” mentality." For years you had to go to the Internet and to shortwave radio to learn about the reported dangers of giving vaccines to infants. It took a book by Jenny Mc Carthy years later, to bring this vital information to mainstream awareness and to make it onto Larry King. So the publics interest and safety was not served by the mainstream media ignoring such vital reports about tainted vaccines. Of course you could have heard about this on shortwave radio stations such as WBCQ, WWCR, WWRB, as well as WHRI, and even WRNO when it was on the air. Including coverage by various alternative radio networks of the non mainstream sort. And you would have heard this from them years ago. I did (Dannie Jackson), and I have heard it reported over and over again over the years, by these alternative sources who where trying to inform the public with the little broadcasting outlets that they had.

 

This can make you wonder about how much the corporations have gained various means of control of the major media? Enough to black out and censor the reported dangers of vaccines. And if there are measures to prevent corporation control of the media, if there are, they are not working. They have circumvented something and have found loop holes.

 

 

 

 

example source of vaccine information from the Internet

 

 

The public interest is not being served without an alternative broadcasting medium such as this proposal describes. Consider the following statement:

 

"I admit it is unusual to cite polling data in a Commission proceeding. In this case, however, the law is very simple and clear: we are to promote the public interest. What the public thinks is therefore of great consequence to fulfilling our statutory obligation. It would be the height of arrogance for those of us here inside the Beltway to assert that somehow we know better what is good for the public than they know for themselves. If we ignore what we’ve heard across the nation, and what we are about to hear today, all of our hearings would have been a sham to provide cover for a predetermined outcome.

 

We must listen to the public. It is not just a moral obligation. It is the law."

 

Commissioner Michael J. Copps

FCC Public Localism Hearing,

Washington, DC

October 31, 2007

 

Repeating: "It would be the height of arrogance for those of us here inside the Beltway to assert that somehow we know better what is good for the public than they know for themselves." LPAM would serve the public in that it could allow for information to slip by, that corporate interest may edit out and suppress. Things that anyone who has loved ones may need to know. Such things as learning about the history as of late of the afore mentioned tainted vaccines, of who knows, maybe are manufactured in China? And such information would also be of interest to the people at the FCC with families.

 

So in the interest of preventing censorship, as well promoting public safety when something of concern surfaces that the public needs to research further. And combating misinformation. LPAM can serve this purpose likewise. Localism is served. The infiltration of grass roots voices will make for a more colorful and interesting nation. Maybe even lead to a brighter future and perhaps, a better long range out come for the nation.

 

Some of us would like to turn the radio on and not have to hear about ufo's and space aliens ever night of our lives, year in and year out. Such as you might tune into all over the Medium Wave Band at nighttime. Where one voice seems to own about every station across the nation at nighttime. And so, this is not what we would call diversity. One extreme fringe edge voice, that is truly way out there at the far edge of the galaxy, and not very much rooted in our reality here on earth.

 

We need more voices focused in on the real things of life. We need more down to earth, and more home spun and perhaps even more creative voices and views.

 

Referring again to local public safety. LPAM stations can provide weather warnings of interest to their local community. Via monitoring the local NOAA weather radio channel. And so such stations would not be so automated as to go away and leave the station running via software and, running of off network audio streams from a distant network location across the nation who doesn't care about the local weather. But only cares about selling the public on the ideas of the major corporations and thus control the major market place.

 

"Clarify that repetitious, automated programming does not meet the local origination requirement."

 

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin

FCC Public Localism Hearing,

Washington, DC

October 31, 2007

 

"I received an e-mail yesterday from a gentleman who works at a small-market radio station in the Midwest. In the e-mail he talks about the difference between a truly local station and the stations owned by big corporations in dealing with heavy rain storms that hit the area. He wrote of the big stations:"

 

(excerpts from the email)

 

“...These stations have their programming piped in from another community. They have also signed up for a service for their weather reporting which is recorded and sent from a thousand miles away. There were flood warnings and flash flood

warnings, yet there was never a mention of that severe weather during the peak of the storms. Nobody even works in those buildings, they have an engineer come in

to take meter readings and check on things a couple times per day..."

 

“...If this is the type of localism we are to expect, then the public interest is not being served by these companies...."

 

“... They can raise all the money they want for local charities and air numerous local public service announcements, but if the local citizens are not even warned about looming severe weather, what good is it?...”

 

Commissioner Michael J. Copps

FCC Public Localism Hearing,

Washington, DC

October 31, 2007

 

LPAM as a authorized service would fulfill the needs for addressing more Localism. And the vision of LPAM that this petition has contrived, is one that is designed to be fairly easy to maintain. And should provide the FCC with enough revenue for use to be of good service in turn for the FCC. The FCC being entitled to compensation or what is herein referred as just and due revenue for it's Administration and oversight.

 

In addition, it recommends some very good practices in the use of type accepted equipment, with mention of requiring rf filtering to rid the service of harmonic radiation bi products. And modulation limiting methods for prevention of signal flat topping and the resultant adjacent channel bleed over.

 

It also addresses the issues of available bandwidth versus stations and recommends a signal power level to prevent such concerns. And to minimize interference to other stations and services. And so anything above 10 watts RMS carrier is not recommended.

 

The ideas herein are more feasible and less expensive to administer than the ideas submitted in FCC Docket RM-11287 by the Don Schellhardt, Esquire. And the ideas can be made profitable for the visions of the FCC. So please endeavor to carry them about and consider them for awhile. Keep this petition in mind and look into how the FCC may be served by the ideas herein this petition?

 

Likewise, in review of some of the comments made at the October 31, 2007 Public Localism Hearing. You can see reflected in the comments that stem from the Localism Task Force's findings, words therein reflecting the view of the public about corporation control of the media being undesirable locally. And so, this is why the LPAM petition herein has an anti corporation clause. Amongst the speakers, several of them reflected the need for less centralized media control by corporation networks and more media control by the people.

 

Again:

 

"In order to ensure that the American people have the benefit of a competitive and diverse media market place that serves their local communities, we need to create more opportunities for different, new and independent voices to be heard. We need to address the concern that consolidation has limited the number of local outlets available to minorities and new entrants."

 

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin

 

This proposal bust up media consolidation and rids us of the limited number of local outlets by opening up a whole new arena of such.

 

Yes, you may have to tweak and rewrite something herein this petition to conform to the vision of the FCC, but the whole vision will not be of use to the FCC and LPAM if the service can not carry commercial content, if any LPAM station should choose to do so.

 

Sincerely:

Dannie Jackson

October 31, 2007

 

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