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Re: Licensed Pirate Radio??
- Subject: Re: Licensed Pirate Radio??
- From: Dib9 <Dib9@aol.com>
- Date: Sat, 14 Mar 1998 11:40:04 EST
In a message dated 98-03-14 08:54:07 EST, you write:
<< I'm sure that those license and spectrum fees provide insignificant
income for the government, though.
Rick Kelly >>
Yes and No. In the grand scheme of things, the total is insignificant but the
government gets so big by getting a little bit at a time from a bunch of
different sources. Bob Bitner was telling me that the FCC has recently
raised license fees significantly and they base them on the number of people
served by a station. As a result, little WJTO has to pay a big fee because of
the station's great daytime signal. I don't remember the specific dollar
amount, but it was a lot for a stand alone, AM daytimer.
On Sat, 14 Mar 1998 07:20:21 +0000 "Chris Beckwith" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>The FCC's only apparent function on the broadcast bands these
>days is to maximize revenues (through license and spectrum fees)
>for the Treasury.
In the FFC's defense, most of the changes they have made allowing new stations
and other things have been as a result of pressure from Congress or direct
legislative manadate, and a regulatory agency should respond to our elected