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1999 NCC News Archives

FCC Chairman to Meet with Religious and Minority Groups
That Support Low-Power, Community Radio

Open Meeting will be 2:30 P.M. Thursday, May 13, Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 12 -- Federal Communications Commission Chairman William Kennard will meet with a delegation of local and national religious and minority group representatives who support low-power community radio as an effective tool for building better neighborhoods.

The meeting is to be convened by the Rev. Joan Brown Campbell, general secretary of the National Council of Churches, and will be held Thursday, May 13, at 2:30 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 945 G Street, NW, Washington (202) 628-4317.

This is the first meeting that brings a diverse group of people from across the country together in support of community radio. Such racial/ethnic and religious groups see low-power radio as the last opportunity to give voice to the voiceless, because all other forms of mass media are either unavailable or too expensive.

The church views this as a justice issue and is glad to lend its support. Speaking will be representatives from Catholic and Protestant groups, Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanics and Indians of Asian descent.

This is an open meeting. We invite your coverage. For more information, please contact Carol J. Fouke, media relations officer for the National Council of Churches (212) 870-2227; e-mail: news@ncccusa.org, or William C. Winslow, press officer for the United Church of Christ (212) 870-2137, e-mail: winsloww@ucc.org.

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