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Susana M Kaiser <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 7 Jan 2011 10:48:42 -0800
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Congratulations and looking forward to celebrate at the forthcoming party in
Oakland! Susana Kaiser

On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 12:30 PM, Dorothy Kidd <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Congratulation to everyone involved in this long campaign, and to Martha
> for helping coordinate it.
>
> Dorothy Kidd.
>
>
>
> On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 12:08 PM, John Downing <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>
>> That is terrific news. Martha, I'm raising a glass to you and the folks
>> here in London. Happy 2011! John Downing
>>
>> On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 2:38 PM, Birgitte Jallov <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>
>>>  Wonderful. Martha! Congratulations!!!
>>>
>>> Warmest,
>>>
>>> - birgitte
>>>
>>>  *From:* Martha Wallner <[log in to unmask]>
>>> *Sent:* Wednesday, January 05, 2011 9:49 PM
>>> *To:* [log in to unmask]
>>> *Subject:* Obama Signs Local Community Radio Act!
>>>
>>>   Greetings Community Radio Lovers,
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Yesterday President Obama signed the Local Community Radio Act and today
>>> the Federal Communications Commission promised
>>>
>>> “swift action to open the dial” (see below). Community radio lovers in
>>> and near the SF Bay Area in California who’d like to attend the
>>>
>>> upcoming celebration of community radio – including this victory and the
>>> Memoria Viva project in Chiapas, please contact me for details.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Low (& All) Power to The People!
>>>
>>> Martha Wallner – National Advisory Committee to Expand LPFM Radio
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> *FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE* January 5, 2011
>>>
>>> *PRESS CONTACT:*
>>>
>>> Jen Howard
>>>
>>> 202 418-0506
>>>
>>> [log in to unmask]
>>>
>>> * *
>>>
>>> *FCC CHAIRMAN JULIUS GENACHOWSKI COMMENDS PASSAGE OF LOCAL COMMUNITY
>>> RADIO ACT*
>>>
>>> “The Local Community Radio Act signed by President Obama is a big win for
>>> radio listeners.  Low-power FM stations are small, but they make a giant
>>> contribution to local community programming.  This important law eliminates
>>> the unnecessary restrictions that kept these local stations off the air in
>>> cities and towns across the country.  I commend Congressmen Mike Doyle and
>>> Lee Terry and Senators Maria Cantwell and John McCain for the successful
>>> passage of this legislation and their longstanding commitment to local
>>> community radio. The FCC will take swift action to open the dial to new
>>> low-power radio stations and the valuable local service they provide.”
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Beth McConnell, Executive Director of the Media & Democracy Coalition had
>>> this to say:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> No one else could have pulled off this incredible victory for community
>>> radio than the dedicated, hard working team that passed this bill.
>>>
>>> This was not an easy victory, as folks know.  And countless people
>>> contributed to it over the years.  They brought tenacity, executed brilliant
>>> strategy, were resourceful and creative.  They built alliances in far away
>>> Congressional districts and mobilized unlikely allies.  They used home-made
>>> hula hoops and cheerleader costumes, and business suits when necessary.
>>>  They moved comfortably between right wing religious groups and immigrant
>>> farm workers; between first responders and musicians.
>>>
>>> There was not one iota of luck in this victory.  It was not bought by
>>> trading on relationships, which is the currency that DC typically runs on.
>>>  It was won with 100% blood, sweat, and elbow grease.  It was won by being
>>> right, and combining it with genuine might.
>>>
>>> So in addition to congratulations all around, I just want to say I’m so
>>> thoroughly impressed.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> John Downing, Director
>> Global Media Research Center
>> College of Mass Communication & Media Arts
>> Southern Illinois University 6606
>> Carbondale, IL 62901, USA
>> Voice:  (618) 453-6876
>> Direct line: (618) 453-6905
>> Fax:    (618) 453-6874
>> Email: [log in to unmask]
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Dorothy Kidd
> Professor, Department of Media Studies
> Kalmanowitz Hall (K-Hall) 157
> 2130 Fulton St.
> University of San Francisco
> San Francisco, CA
> 94117-1080
> 415-422-5061
> [log in to unmask]
>



-- 
Susana Kaiser, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Media Studies
Chair, Latin American Studies
University of San Francisco
Kalmanowitz Hall 147
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
Tel: 415-422-5141
Fax: 415-422-5680
E-mail: [log in to unmask]


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