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Seattle On September 1, 2011 Brown Paper Tickets CEO Steve Butcher submitted a letter to the FCC in support of low power FM radio stations (LPFM) in urban areas. The FCC has recently proposed rules to create opportunities for low power FM radio in urban areas, bringing community radio to millions of Americans for the first time. The FCC has allowed for comments from community members from across the country to make their voices heard about this issue, asking the FCC to reserve channels for community radio by clearing out a backlog of thousands of pending applications for translators (radio transmitters that replay other radio stations).

"Contact and communication are two of the key tools to building a healthy local community," wrote Brown Paper Tickets CEO Steve Butcher in a letter to the FCC. "We hear from event producers frequently who can't afford radio ad buys on commercial stations. These local entrepreneurs can afford underwriting on smaller stations that can help build awareness
about their events."

Brown Paper Tickets Radio/New Media Doer Sabrina Roach has been spreading the word about the filing window. She's been focusing on volunteer powered online radio stations like Voice of Vashon and Hollow Earth Radio and non-profits that serve a wide base of people, like OneAmerica.

Roach's role at Brown Paper Tickets is to help community-minded radio and new media projects thrive and survive.

Sabrina Roach says, "LPFM is another tool for strengthening local cultural institutions. Community radio is often a grassroots effort. It's fueled by people who are connected to what's going on in their communities who are more likely to use the airwaves to play local music and extend dialogue about local issues."

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