Air America $20 million in debt

David Tomm
Sun Oct 15 02:08:10 EDT 2006

My guess is that Clear Channel may just do that once the signal upgrade 
to 1200 is complete.  With the limited range of the current signals and 
the fact that a live & local drivetime show would be severely hampered 
during the winter months (early mornings and late afternoons buried in 
noise,) switching on the new 50K stick may also be a good time to 
launch a local morning show.

The fact that they continue to show up in the ratings at all with an 
all satellite lineup, spotty reception in most of the market and 
virtually no promotion shows that with a better signal, a local 
presence and and some marketing, the station could hold it's own.  It 
will never truly compete with WTKK & WRKO, which have far superior 
signals, but as a niche format on an secondary AM signal CC could make 
some money with it.  Let's see what happens once they turn the juice on 
in Newton.

--Dave Tomm
"Mike Thomas"

On Oct 14, 2006, at 11:31 PM, Bob Nelson wrote:

> A locally based weekday show ("all politics is local") would help...

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