Tuesday, January 25, 2011

NPR seeks to silence competition

A story on Radio World notes that NPR (National Public Radio) has filed comments objecting to a move to allow local radio operators to utilize Low Power Television channels for what it argues is primarily audio broadcasting on channels neighboring the FM band..Those operating these stations respond that they provide additional opportunities for local and minority-focused services, and there is a history of audiences primarily utilizing audio feeds from television broadcasts.
But it does fit the model of traditional media outlets objecting to, and trying to shut down, innovative services taking advantage of technological advances.
(Edit - corrected typo in header)

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