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June 21, 2007

NAB Response to Low Power FM Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Reps. Mike Doyle (D-PA) and Lee Terry (R-NE) introduced legislation that would eliminate decades-old third-adjacent channel interference protections that preserve clear radio signals for the 232 million weekly listeners of radio.

Commenting on today's bill introduction, the following statement can be attributed to NAB spokesman Kristopher Jones:

"While NAB does not oppose LPFM in areas where low power stations would not cause interference, we will actively oppose today's proposed legislation. The 232 million weekly listeners of local radio should not be inundated with the inevitable interference that would result from shoehorning more stations onto an already overcrowded radio dial."

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