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The Prometheus Radio Project, or PRP, is a 501(c)(3) advocacy and community organizing group committed to creating the best opportunities possible for the public in the LPFM ruling. PRP is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a result of litigation undertaken by the group, Prometheus Radio Project v. FCC, the court mandated that the FCC re-examine its media ownership rules. 501(c)(3) is a provision of the US tax code that provides exempt status, for Federal income tax purposes, for some non-profit organizations in the United States (see 26 U.S.C. Â§ 501(c)(3)). The term refers to: Section 501. ... Low-power broadcasting is the concept of broadcasting at very low power and low cost, to a small community area. ... Nickname: Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Government  - Mayor John F. Street (D) Area  - City 369. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Case heard and adjudicated by the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals in 2004. ...

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Mission

Prometheus Radio Project maintains that a free, diverse, and democratic media is critical to the political and cultural health of our nation; yet there exists unprecedented levels of media consolidation and lack of content diversity across the media landscape. The organization works toward a future characterized by ready access to media outlets and a broad selection of cultural and information media resources. Concentration of media ownership (also known as media consolidation or media convergence) is a commonly used term among media critics, policy makers, and others to characterize ownership structure of media industries. ...


In addition to its policy-focused media reform work, the primary mission of Prometheus is to help expand the community of LPFM stations and listeners. The vision inherent in this mission is that this community will grow into a powerful force working toward a future of more democratic media, free from the control of Corporate media. Toward this end, the organization supports community groups at every stage of the process of building community radio stations, facilitating public participation in the FCC regulatory process, and sponsoring events that promote awareness and support of media democracy and LPFM radio. Low-power broadcasting is the concept of broadcasting at very low power and low cost, to a small community area. ... Corporate media is a term of derision used by some media critics in the political discourse in the United States and elsewhere, particularly by leftists and progressives, to imply that the mainstream media is manipulated by large multinational corporations. ... The abbreviation FCC can refer to: Face-centered cubic (usually fcc), a crystallographic structure Federal Communications Commission, a US government organization Farm Credit Corporation/Farm Credit Canada, a Canadian government organization Families with Children from China, an adoption support organization Florida Christian College, a college in central Florida Fresno City... Media Democracy is a production and distribution model which promotes a mass media system that informs and empowers all members of society, and enhances democratic values. ...


Barnraisings

In the spirit of the Amish barn-raising tradition, where a community comes together and errects a new and essential structure, Prometheus holds radio barnraisings. These events bring together members of the immediate community with community radio advocates from around the world to build a community radio station, while advancing the movement for media democracy. Prometheus barnraisings gather Low Power FM radio advocates, journalists, radio engineers, students, lawyers, musicians, activists and folks from across the country to build a studio, raise an antenna mast, and put the station on air for the first time, all over the course of 3 days. At a typical barnraising, the organization invites expert facilitators to lead workshops on a wide variety of topics relating to new radio stations. Subjects such as understanding the workings of the FCC, introductions to various aspects of radio engineering, updates on media and democracy campaigns, and how radio can promote today's social change are addressed. In the inclusive spirit of Prometheus' mission, the events are open to anyone interested in community radio. The Amish (Amisch or Amische) (IPA: ) are an Anabaptist Christian denomination in the United States and Canada (Ontario and Manitoba) that are known for their plain dress and limited use of modern conveniences such as automobiles and electricity. ... Barn raising, DeKalb County, Indiana, USA, about 1900 A Barn raising is an event during which a community comes together to assemble a barn for one of its households, particularly in 18th- and 19th-century rural North America. ... Community radio is a type of radio service that caters to the interests of a certain area, broadcasting material that is popular to a local audience but is overlooked by more powerful broadcast groups. ... A radio station is a site configured for broadcasting sound. ... The abbreviation FCC can refer to: Face-centered cubic (usually fcc), a crystallographic structure Federal Communications Commission, a US government organization Farm Credit Corporation/Farm Credit Canada, a Canadian government organization Families with Children from China, an adoption support organization Florida Christian College, a college in central Florida Fresno City...


Prometheus has held ten community radio barnraisings to date[1]:

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Case heard and adjudicated by the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals in 2004. ...

External links

  • Prometheus Radio Project - Homepage

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