CHAPTER 446

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION

REQUESTING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO TAKE THE NECESSARY ACTION TO ASSURE THE CITIZENS OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE OF ADEQUATE RADIO RECEPTION.

WHEREAS, due to recent regulations of the Federal Communications Commission there is no radio station located within the State of Delaware which can be received throughout the State of Delaware on a 24 hour basis, AND

WHEREAS, the present rules of the Federal Communications Commission do not permit any Delaware radio station to broadcast on an evening pattern that will properly service the area of lower Delaware, AND

WHEREAS, the people of lower Delaware are thereby prevented from receiving news concerning happenings of vital interest to them after sundown, AND

WHEREAS, it is to the best interests of the people of Delaware culturally, economically and socially to be bound together and to be well informed, NOW, THEREFORE

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the 121st General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the Senate concurring therein, that the Federal Communications Commission take such action as may be necessary to issue a rule or order permitting at least one Delaware radio station to broadcast on a 24 hour basis on a pattern and with sufficient power to properly service the entire State of Delaware on a daily 24 hour basis, AND

BE IT RESOLVED, that the attention of the President of the United States be called to this attempt by the people of Delaware to obtain adequate radio reception, AND

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this Resolution be sent to the President of the United States, to the Senate and House of Representatives of the 87th Congress• and to the Federal Communications Commission, Washington, D. C.

Approved May 16, 1961.