For those unfamiliar with the subject, the Fairness Doctrine would force private radio stations to provide equal time to opposing points of view when dealing with political programming. The marketplace (you) would not be permitted to decide which programs should be on the radio, rather, a federal bureaucracy would make the decision for you (and the radio stations). More background can be found on the Wikipedia page.
It is, generally, agreed that the result will be a significant cutback in talk radio programming as stations will be, understandably, unwilling to fund poor programing consumers dislike opposite of what they consider a quality, revenue-generating program. Rather than lose three hours of revenue, the station (or parent company) is more likely to cancel the programs and switch formats (or entirely terminate the station). Clearly, the Fairness Doctrine is largely designed to shut down conservative talk radio, but will also affect liberal talk stations in their markets. The doctrine also has the potential to be expanded to political internet sites.
Unsurprisingly, Speaker Pelosi along with some other Democrats are the biggest proponents of government making the decision on what political speech a station can carry and how much it can carry. In the meantime, Representative Mike Pence has introduced the Broadcaster Freedom Act (HR 2905) which will block the imposition of the Fairness Doctrine (and government meddling with what you wish to listen to). Speaker Pelosi has promptly blocked the bill from coming to the House floor for a vote.
As a result, a discharge petition was filed to force the legislation to the House floor for an up or down vote.
For Utahns: Representatives Bishop and Cannon have signed the petition while Representative Matheson (scroll down for his phone numbers) has not.
For everyone else: Check the discharge petiton (above). If your Representative has not signed it, contact them and politely ask them to sign it and oppose the imposition of bureaucratic desicions on what political speech you can listen to. You can find you Representatives by State or by going to the House “Write Your Representative” page and entering your zip code.