Maine's classical music radio network has been sold

A. Joseph Ross
Sun Dec 14 21:23:37 EST 2003

On 12 Dec 2003 at 13:31, Joseph Pappalardo wrote:

> Add to that he didn't have any family, 'cept a brother, and I believe he
> is long passed too.
> I would suppose his attorney, or the trustee...?
Perhaps the brother had some children.  But I don't know why anyone would want to enforce 
it unless there were some incentive -- such as the right to vacate the sale and get the station 
back.  Or the right to some additional payment if the station changes format.  Simon Geller 
may have cared about keeping classical music on 104.9, but that doesn't mean anyone else 
did, even if they do have the power to enforce the agreement.  Unless there's a financial 
incentive, they may not care.

And it isn't likely that a court would force a radio station to be ruled forever by the "dead hand 
of the past."  Assuming such a contract clause existed (and I don't know that it did), it can't 
go on forever.

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