The future of AM radio

Garrett Wollman
Sat Feb 2 21:28:05 EST 2008

<<On Sat, 2 Feb 2008 10:09:48 -0800 (PST), Martin Waters <> said:

>     Just another of the many places that make me
> wonder why the owners thought 850 was such a big
> improvement over 590.

The then-owners of 850, American Radio Systems, already had two AM
stations, and under the rules of the time were not legally permitted
to buy another one.  It wasn't a matter of 850 being "such a big
improvement over 590", it was a matter of the programming then on 590
making good money and the owners of 850 making the investment to
purchase that programming.


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