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  1. Worcester, MA

    We have a terrible newspaper the Worcester Telegram and Gazette. It has only one or two original stories per paper.

    We have a weekly Magazine the Worcester Mag which is excellent. no enough for 2nd largest city in New England

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  2. Hazelwood, MO

    Hazelwood has only one FM radio station licensed, and it was moved in from Jerseyville, IL. Radio One owns the station, and does not provide any programming that serves Hazelwood and surrounding communities, such as Florissant, Bridgeton, Ferguson, Berkeley and even St. Charles, just eight miles away. We have a twice-weekly newspaper, one of the Suburban Journals; unfortunately, it's owned by Lee Enterprises, which also owns the daily St. Louis Post-Dispatch. They also don't provide much of the needed information for Hazelwood and surrounding communities. Hazelwood is the second largest community in the northern part of St. Louis County (only…

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  3. memphis, tn.

    The local news here focuses too much on the bad things in the community rather than the good. And their reporting of these instances, such as crime, is so sensationalized to the point that people are scared to go outside, when statistically, if the crimes are compared to the size of the population, it's not at all as bad as they make it seem. And when there's bad weather near here, they have that super-imposed screen that runs the same information for hours sometimes. If there's a program on that you want to view, and it's in HD, their displays…

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  4. New Orleans, LA

    We have great radio here, a good mix of independent and conservative voice, the newspaper is relatively liberal like most mainstream media, but they do print conservative opinion pieces almost daily.

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  5. Las Vegas, NV

    Our local newspaper the Review-Journal is terrible, since it's heavily conservative. The Sun does great coverage that the R-J doesn't do, we've also got two alternatives that aren't bad, but good writing. Also channel 3 & 8 is the best news station in town, while channels 5 & 13 are terrible & mostly do more fluff than report real news, but they need to do much better. So that's my opinion on this.

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  6. Louisville, KY

    The local media in Louisville, KY does not make the grade, so to speak. News outlets focus too much on sports and the latest crime in the Metro area. Weather reports have dwindled to a ratings contest. (I have to rely on the Weather Channel for the most reliable local forecast!) There is little focus on what is happening in Frankfort and even less on what the Metro Council is up to. For this reason, I have given up on local media. Is there anything the FCC can do to restore my faith?

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  7. Portland, OR MicroPower FM Transmission for neighborhood-based Non-Profits

    Think of the concept of 211 being expanded to a radio station where neighborhood Non-Profits (EX: Skanner Foundation, http://www.newcolumbia.org/, ethos.org) could apply for 1W digital transmitters and share a frequency across neighborhoods, cities and states.

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  8. From RadioArte in Chicago, a view from the bottom and a call for more diverse/independent media!

    Hello my name is Martin Macias Jr from Radio Arte, a Latino public radio station that offers media training and opportunities for members of the community to report on issues important to them. Its located in Pilsen, a historically working class/immigrant community. I will speak about the southwest Chicago region as a whole. Coming from a community media station has allowed me to view the changing media landscape with the voices and ideas of our listeners/neighbors in mind.

    This region of the city has many media options for its residents which, collectively has one of the largest concentrations of latino/hispanic…

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  9. Cincinnati, Ohio

    With the demise of small owner radio we lost the only progressive radio outlet in Southwest Ohio. A very conservative owner bought out the station and then destroyed the audience by changing the call letters and frequency with zero advertising. We need a more balanced free radio system.

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  11. Louisville, NE - Hyper Relevancy - Community Charters

    Village or City generated revocable charters of authenticity, allow for the acquisition/distribution of information by the Community itself. Use of the CRAMES model insures a sustainable system. Reference www.NCWP.org

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  12. Laramie, WY - and the rest of the US too

    To what extent is government intervention in media constitutional -- especially now that we have the Internet, where there's no shortage of ink or newsprint? Is regulating media consistent with the Commission's notion of having an "open Internet," in which everyone's voice can compete?

    By the way: here in Wyoming (as in several other states), state law mandates that government chooss a "newspaper of record" in each city for public notices. According to the now-antiquated law, it must be an ink-and-paper newspaper, and due to the limited population and limited available revenue (the revenue from the public notices is what…

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  13. Montpelier, VT: Small town with a healthy ecology of mainstream and independent media outlets,gaps

    Montpelier, the capitol of Vermont enjoys a local newspaper, The Time-Argus, as well as circulation of papers from nearby markets like Burlington, including The Burlington Free Press and "independent" circulars like Seven Days. The town also benefits from local community papers like the The Bridge. A few local affiliates of the major television networks, for example WCAX a CBS affiliate, have a presence in the market as well. All of these 'channels' - print and broadcast - maintain a conventional internet presence. On the internet, services like the Onion River Exchange provide local match-making for goods and services that serve…

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  14. Blaine County Montana

    The area is located between the Mirrouri to the south and the Canadian border to the north.

    We have one weekly within the county and two regional dailies that provide news service.

    Additionally, radio station overlap (5) for radio coverage locally is also coupled with regional radio service.

    The nearest TV stations are 150 miles away and a majority of rural service for Montana is satelitte dish TV.

    Major portions of Montana are still designated "frontier" or "wilderness" designations.

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  15. Fremont, CA - yahoogroups, blogs, fb, keep us together, COMCAST & AT&T control access.

    We have a newspaper which is error-prone, we have standard local cable access, and we have some good community free papers, but really what keeps the community going are a combination of local meet-ups, and PTA yahoogroups, with blogs and facebook repeating important information. We haven't yet gotten to the sophistication of Oakland Local, though the idea is bouncing around town.

    In short - we can get the news around, and are improving in a local-customized way (there are about 200 languages spoken in town), so long as cable and cell providers don't cause us all to disconnect during the…

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  16. Columbus, Ohio

    Columbus still has a strong, locally owned daily paper (The Dispatch), functioning as the main channel for local news and statehouse reporting. It also owns the major TV station. Other print publications are mostly puffery, catering to the college-age music-and-drinking crowd (or post-graduate, young-professional versions thereof). We have three (count 'em) NPR stations, mostly overlapping programming larded with a little local coverage; the rest of the radio dial is hopelessly canned. One excellent website I know (Columbus Underground), and several partisan blogsites. Some civic issues are getting publicized through Facebook, thanks primarily to a few civic-minded individuals: the medium is…

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  17. Detroit, Michigan

    I see many people driving and texting while driving. This is very dangerous and needs to be outlawed. Read more on <a href="http://www.gounce.com/articles/iphone">iPhone apps</a>

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  18. North Bonneville, Washington

    4-2-10

    North Bonneville, Washington, is a small city of around 500 residents.

    County: Skamania
    Nearest city: Stevenson, WA
    Nearest large near Cities: Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR

    Local newspaper is Skamania County Pioneer, no web presence, no state or national news unless told to print it by officials. A so-so newspaper. Likes to print gossip and often is inaccurate.

    Local TV: KGW, NBC affil; KOIN - CBS affil; KATU - ABC affiliate; KPTV - Fox affiliate; KOPB - PBS - best news but not local. Even so, each station is biased toward the right. Perhaps KGW/NBC is the fairest but…

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