H.R.2802 - Local Community Radio Act of 2007110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14] (Introduced 06/21/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||06/21/2007 Referred to the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet.|
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Summary: H.R.2802 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/21/2007)
Local Community Radio Act of 2007 - Repeals provisions in the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2001, that required the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to: (1) modify rules authorizing the operation of low-power FM radio stations to prescribe minimum distance separations for third-adjacent channels; (2) prohibit applicants who have engaged in the unlicensed operation of any station from obtaining a low-power FM license; and (3) conduct a program to test whether low-power FM radio stations will result in harmful interference to existing FM radio stations if minimum distance separations for third-adjacent channels are not required.
Requires the FCC to modify its rules to eliminate third-adjacent minimum distance separation requirements between specified stations.
Requires the FCC to retain rules that provide third-adjacent channel protection for full-power noncommercial FM stations that broadcast radio reading services via a subcarrier frequency from potential low-power FM station interference.
Requires the FCC when licensing FM translator stations to ensure: (1) that licenses are available to both FM translator stations and low-power FM stations; and (2) that such decisions are made based on the needs of the local community.