BY COUNCILOR STEWART:00-0337R
RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF LOW POWER FM BROADCASTING.
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