Prometheus Radio Project, based in Philadelphia, was the organization whose persistence, lobbying and sheer energy helped get the Congress to pass the Local Community Radio Act in December, 2010. For ten years, legislation sponsored by NAB and NPR had barred the FCC from authorizing LPFM on many, if not most of the clean, interference-free channels spaced three frequencies above or below an existing facility. Thanks to Prometheus, the legislation in 2010 repealed this arbitrary roadblock and made it possible for the FCC to entertain new Low Power FM applications.
Prometheus also has set up a clearinghouse for resources that can be accessed for application filing purposes, called RADIO SPARK. Discount Legal was one of the first to sign up in this service, where we can be contacted under the handle "lpfminfo." Interested applicants can sign up there and access a variety of resources for applying.
REC-Networks is the brainchild of Uber-Engineering wizard Michi (Michele) Eyre. Based in Prescott Valley, Arizona, they have participated actively in FCC rulemaking proceedings pertaining to LPFM. They have placed online a host of useful analytical tools for prospective LPFM applicants.
Based in Sacramento, CA, Common Frequency is a grassroots organization, dedicated to supporting and creating progressive local media.
The Federal Communications Commission maintains a group of web pages specifically concerned with Low Power FM. There you will find:
Brown Broadcast Services is focused on obtaining, predicting, measuring and improving coverage for their clients throughout the US. Michael Brown is a top telecommunications engineering consultant who is well known and well respected throughout community radio.
Gray Frierson Haertig & Assoc. is a full service Broadcast Engineering consulting firm. Its principal and senior engineer, Gray Haertig, has been working in and for Community and Public Radio Stations for nearly half a century, starting at Lorenzo Milam's KRAB in Seattle while still in high school.
GFH&A prides itself in finding creative solutions to technical and regulatory conundra, while representing its client's interests before the Federal Communications Commission.
Mr. Haertig may be contacted at email@example.com.
Broadcast Engineering Services of Bonny Doon has been working with Community Radio projects since 1972, guiding groups through the regulatory maze to a license. Don Mussell, consulting engineer, has built or consulted with hundreds of radio projects over the years in nearly every corner of the country.
Contact Don Mussell here: firstname.lastname@example.org.
rfEngineers' senior engineers each have over twenty-five years of experience in broadcast and mobile radio including cellular and PCS. They have collaborated on large projects in Argentina, Hong Kong, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the United States
Contact Joeseph DiPietro, P.E. at email@example.com.
Future of Music Coalition is a national nonprofit organization that works to ensure a diverse musical culture where artists flourish, are compensated fairly for their work, and where fans can find the music they want. While their primary focus is musician's rights, copyright reform and other issues, they have been supportive of the Low Power FM initiatives, and include a good summary on their web site.