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  1. Frederick County, MD - 930 WFMD (Aloha Station Trust, LLC) Public News Radio

    Something isn't right in Frederick County, Maryland. 930WMD and Aloha Stations Trust, LLC have gone too far with their political practices on Public Interest Radio. We need the FCC to look into it.
    Frederick County, Maryland is a small but growing rural community situated 50 miles from our nation's capitol, Washington, DC. It is a community with a strong dedication to its people, farming and conservative values. By virtue of location Frederick County is also a growing community, welcoming cultural diversity, art, science and business both large and small. We have a local paper that folks have depended upon for…

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    • dunnellon, florida

      ATT landlines - scams

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        • Toano, Virginia

          We have a fantastic 2x weekly local paper, a great online news feed, but the local supervisors recently agreed to yet another 10 year monopoly agreement with Cox Communications. And since Toano is on the edge of the FCC Hampton Roads district - that's the news/weather/traffic we get vs. the more accurate Richmond stations because Cox is unwilling to provide more than the minimum required. It doesn't seem right to be relying on stations from farther away when closer stations are available.

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          • columbus ga

            WHY DOES NOBODY CARE ABOUT SICK ANIMALS NOT EVAN THE VETS !!iTS ALL ABOUT MONEY !!!A LIFE DOESNT COUNT !!!tHAT REALLY HOERTS sHAME ON ALL THEY WORK WITH ANIMALS BUT NOT FOR THEM!!!!

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            • Online news, Fort lauderdale, fl

              The online version of the Fort Lauderdale Sun sentinel is like that of so many newspapers -- geared to the lowest common denominator and similar to local TV news. I would gladly pay $10-$20 month for online news that was presented in an intelligent format and didn't focus on sports, crime, and celebrities.

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                • Rock Island, IL

                  For decades, the news has been something that people can count on to be in the media, whether it was in newspapers, radio, television, or, more recently, the internet. I had never really thought about how journalists get their information for the news until a recent visit to WQAD.
                  For a while, I can imagine that journalists have had to go to great lengths to find exactly what they need for a good story. Research using books, interviews, and undercover investigation were, and still are, great resources for finding good news. But now that the internet has basically taken over…

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                  • Broadcast News and Community Needs

                    As a student from a small liberal arts college, I am presented with the opportunity to view several news stations. These stations choose to spend more time or weigh certain segments more heavily than others. However, news in general should focus more on the community and cater to the surrounding areas. From local news to our national news the audience still remains the public of the American citizen. It would be nice if news were delivered in such a manner as to highlight people across the nation whom have contributed to “something” great. Whether the contribution be on a smaller…

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                    • Citizens of Quad Cities Share Multiple Options in the Media

                      Living in the midst of four cities, separated by the largest river in North America, local media outlets must cater to many different audiences in Illinois and Iowa. Eight television stations serve the Quad Cities. Where I live, the most prominent stations are WHBF (CBS affiliate), WQAD (ABC affiliate), and KLJB (Fox affiliate). As a student of Augustana College, I am not a permanent resident of the Quad Cities, so it is interesting to compare the styles of news with the aforementioned stations, and those of an immense market like Chicago.

                      In a recent class visit to WQAD’s station, we…

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                        • Twitter, Facebook, Executable English

                          Social Media for Knowledge Capture and Question Answering in Executable English over Databases. It could become the next big thing after Twitter and Facebook. And, shared use is free.
                          Google: "Executable English"

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                          • Find out what the new Didital Video Phone is all about

                            The new Iris 5000 Digital Video Phone is Great for traveling! It great for military families who are separated, for ,the hearing impaired, for grandparents, the traveling business person, and anyone! You can easily carry it wherever you need to. Just plug it into the broadband connection wherever you are, and see and hear the person who you are speaking to in clear high definition! If they have a video phone. So between you buy two. This video phone will cut the phone bills of many people too!

                            The price for the phone is low and the monthly service is…

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                            • West Hartford, CT

                              West Hartford Community Television embedded cameras with student video teams in every public school and library in town along with people in neighborhoods and local non-profits. These Be The Media Reporters tell grass-roots hyper-local stories that are hosted online on www.whctv.org and then run together in innovative mtv style clip reel news show on the community public access channel.

                              The concentration of media ownership in our market means that there are fewer journalists seeking out stories and more coverage of the same stories. This program called "Be The Media" encourages people to tell the stories they care about and provides…

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                              • Davis, California

                                If Davis, California is any example, mass collaboration may be the future of local media.

                                The Davis Wiki (http://daviswiki.org), started in 2004, is an entirely community-maintained, collaborative, non-profit effort to compile anything and everything about living in in Davis, California. Unlike a local blog, which may be maintained by at most a handful of individuals, the Davis Wiki allows anyone in the community to contribute back their knowledge of the community with the community. The result is an information resource tailored to the needs of the entire community. The project contains over 15,000 pages on nearly every aspect…

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                                • Pell city al

                                  Retain the use of "Air" Antenna HDTV reception without interference from cable or satellite interests

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                                  • Hartford, CT - State Public Affairs Networks Bring C-SPAN Style Coverage to State Government

                                    Imagine: 50 mini "C-SPANs" across the nation whose focus is greater citizen engagement through transparent, unfiltered and undistracted coverage of their constituent state governments. For many states like Connecticut, Washington, Florida and Wisconsin, it’s already a reality. In Connecticut, the Connecticut Network (CT-N), now in its 12th year of operation, has garnered national attention and recognition from organizations like the Connecticut Foundation for Open Government and the National Society for Professional Journalists for providing 24/7 coverage of all three branches of government and public policy on basic cable TV, on the internet, and most recently on AT&T U-Verse.

                                    State public…

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                                    • about Public Access TV

                                      We need to know how our government is doing to protect the public interest instead of the big corporations interest. We need to see local policy debates, we need a clean election process. We don't have access to any of these information. But most of all we need to get rid of this new career named “lobbyist”. They are good only to damage the population interest. There are too many of them and the government needs to do something.

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                                        • Seattle, Washington

                                          Underdogs like myself who are fighting back against big media conglomerates, they continue taking over local outlets(radio, TV and newspapers) all over America, silencing independent voices, especially minorities. They have made a mockery of the commitment to “operate in the public interest”, convenience and necessity.

                                          It is time for the FCC and “Press” to stop serving the agenda of mega media corporations and the politicians they control....and start serving “Democracy” now.
                                          I have lived in Washington's state since 1972, and I have seen many injustices in broadcasting...for example, just to mention one of the hundreds....It is unfair that Anglos, who…

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