US Representative Mike Doyle (D – Forest Hills) introduced a bill today to hopefully increase the number of Low-power FM stations across the country. According to the Post-Gazette, if passed, the new bill would relax a restriction that new stations occupy frequencies four intervals away from existing full-power stations. Doyle cited a 2003 study which shows that three intervals is plenty of space to prevent signal interferance. He says that there is the potential to “revolutionize what Americans hear on their radios” and claiming there isn’t enough FM broadcast space in the Pittsburgh market. Doyle is co-sponsoring the bill with Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb). (No…it’s not Terry Lee in disguise!) A similar bill was introduced in the senate.
Jun 21 2007