Why is there a KBFR (pirate/underground/unlicensed radio in Boulder, CO) ?
Why is Boulder Free Radio an underground pirate station? It's because the NAB and NPR bought a couple of senators and killed the low power radio service rules that almost came into being in 2000.
"I've had all the diversity I can stand", said Conrad Burns (R-Mont), Chair of the Senate Telecom Subcommittee speaking at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) at the1999 annual April conference to show support for NAB and NPR's opposition to the Low Power Radio Service (LPRS).
You may be wondering, "why should I care if some freaks can't get their noise and culture out on a radio station?" Because radio is not just another business.
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