Center on Democratic Communications

The Center on Democratic Communications (CDC), a national NLG project based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is a legal resource of the growing media democracy movement. The CDC is devoted to protecting the right of all people to communicate, including their right to a media system based on principles of democracy and cultural and informational self-determination that is not dominated by commercial interests. Since 1988 the CDC has worked with groups challenging the FCC's ban on low power radio, participated heavily in the FCC's rulemaking legalizing non-commercial Low Power FM (LPFM) stations and provided assistance to community groups applying for and obtaining new LPFM licenses. Contact us at