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RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF LOW POWER FM BROADCASTING.

BY COUNCILOR STEWART:

WHEREAS, the federal communications commission (FCC) has adopted rules allowing for the licensing of low power FM radio service; and

WHEREAS, said licensing of low power FM radio service is restricted to noncommercial groups with educational purposes; and

WHEREAS, such groups would provide valuable community services of great benefit to the localities from which they broadcast; and

WHEREAS, strong evidence indicates that low power broadcasting as proposed by FCC regulations would not interfere with commercial broadcasting.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the city council of Duluth, Minnesota, a city of the first class, supports the licensing of low power radio as set forth in the FCC recommendations and opposes any attempt to alter or eliminate the standards proposed by the FCC, or to delay their implementation.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Duluth City Council specifically opposes the "Radio Broadcasting Preservation Act," S. 2068 and H.R. 3439.

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the city clerk is hereby directed to send a certified copy of this resolution to Congressman James L. Oberstar and to Senators Paul Wellstone and Rod Grams.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution supports the establishment of low power FM licenses as proposed by the FCC and opposes any attempts to alter or delay the implementation of the standards proposed by the FCC.