The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is currently taking comments about whether the current rules for Low-Power FM (LPFM) stations like Access Sacramento’s KUBU 96.5 FM should be changed to allow stations to increase their transmission power from 100 to 250 watts.
It’s easy to comment and support this increase. A web comment form is available from the FCC by pushing the following link and commenting on Item RM-11749. Comment HERE.
The last day to comment is Monday, June 15.
For Access Sacramento‘s “The Voice of Sacramento” KUBU, a power increase would expand the service area from within five miles of the downtown Sacramento core (ranging from South Natomas to Florin Road and West Sacramento to Arden-Arcade, Sacramento State and Oak Park) into North Natomas, Carmichael, Fair Oaks, Wilton and Elk Grove.
Comments do not have to be long, but a significant amount of comment encourages the FCC that it is on the right track and that staff time and commission attention should be spent working on this issue. Please comment today.
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Access Sacramento’s 15th annual “A Place Called Sacramento” Film Festival featured the world premiere of 10 original short films, all written, produced, filmed and edited right here in Sacramento.
Writer/Director Thuy Pham’s film “Two Pods and a Pea” won two specialty awards at the event, taking honors for the “Audience Favorite” and “Producers’ Choice.”
The 10 films were created during the summer after 10 winning writers were selected in a triple-juried script competition early in the year. After Access Sacramento’s Cast and Crew Call in May, the writers turned into producers and created their films with the help of volunteer actors and crew.
The Film Festival with comments from the filmmakers and news from Access Sacramento will be broadcast at Access Sacramento in several weeks. Later, the films will be featured on this website and also from AccessSacramento. org
All of the writers commented from the stage, thanking their many supporters, and encouraging other local filmmakers to continue writing and working to get their stories turned into real movies.
Access Sacramento sponsors the competition annually as a way to encourage local film production, and to provide a creative way for Sacramento-based stories to have a permanent archive. Over the 15 years, Access Sacramento has help in the creation of 149 local films.
Festival Founder Ron Cooper, who retired as Access Sacramento Executive Director in 2013, attended this year’s festival and proclaimed it “Another great Access Sacramento success!”
For the last eight years, the co-organizer for “A Place Called Sacramento” has been Michelle Barbaria, Access Sacramento Live Wire! Producer and Office Manager. Barbaria was thanked from the stage for her years of service after announcing she had taken a new opportunity out of state. Executive Director Gary Martin presented her with a thank you award and wished her every success for the future.
As another first from the 2014 “A Place Called Sacramento,” the audience was able to vote by using their phones to text in their choice. The special opportunity was sponsored by the new acting website SacCasting.com as an added benefit to Festival attendees.
Benefits from the Film Festival support Access Sacramento projects including the Neighborhood News youth training program and the start up of a new low-power FM radio station, Access Sacramento’s KUBU 96.5 FM in November.
The 16h Annual Place Called Sacramento’s call for Scripts and the supporting classes in writing and production that support beginning filmmakers will be announced in January, 2015.