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Re: Cumulus Media donates WHQO to Maine Public Radio

I never thought I would be defending public radio but Maine Public Radio is 
the only place you will find serious radio news in Maine.  They do an 
excellent job with their half hour Maine Things Considered broadcast daily at 
5:30 PM.  I am also a regular listener to Morning Edition and they do good 
state news drop ins during that broadcast.  Much of what you hear on Maine 
Public Radio, you cannot get anywhere else.  Whether they deserve taxpayer 
support is another story (Maine Public Broadcasting gets $2 million annually 
from the State) but I do think they provide a good service.

It's also important to note that they are being given WHQO, they are not 
buying it.

Dan Billings
Bowdoinham, Maine

In a message dated 5/26/99 12:43:12 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
beckwith@ime.net writes:

<< Not a prayer, I'm afraid; these folks have all the creativity of those 
Christian broadcasters who saturate ECFM with their crappy little 
translators.  If ever there was an argument for limiting the number of 
stations one entity can own...ah well, at least Phoenix Media will do 
something semi-unique with WCDQ/Sanford.  Our tax dollars at work! >>