Radio World Asks Radio Industry to Acquiesce on LPFM

Check this editorial from the closest thing the industry has to a regular general news rag. Radio World was a cautiously supportive voice for LPFM when it was first introduced – but now the publication is firmly on board.
My favorite chunk(s):
“Radio…has become the poster child of what’s wrong with media consolidation…”
“We could do a lot worse than associate ourselves anew with small stations that broadcast for a few miles, offer unexpected and diverse on-air talent, and feature content of interest to their immediate neighborhoods. LPFMs are a lot closer to the ideals of radio as first conceived than most broadcasters probably care to admit.”
“The Communications Act of 1934 established radio’s philosophy of serving “the public interest, convenience and necessity.” Small, localized services are not a threat to that philosophy, rather they are a part of it.”
Radio World’s latest LPFM update (in the same online issue) carries the standard industry line about interference from 100 watt stations kicking the ass of kilowatt-power commercial stations. If it worked once…
On a personal note: the master’s thesis is finished. A Can of Worms (Public Intransigence on the Public Airwaves) is now in the review stage, and hopefully will be certified as worthy pointy-headedness by the end of the month or early May.
Because a it feels woefully incomplete I’m not planning on making it publicly available right away (there’s a book in here, somewhere), but if you really have a hankering to read a bunch of legal/historical analysis about U.S. pirate radio drop a line and when it is blessed a .pdf can come yer way, probably by sometime in May