when did the FCC relax COL rules?

Doug Drown revdoug1@verizon.net
Mon Nov 17 00:22:54 EST 2008

Ooohhh, this stuff happens.  One evening several years ago, the former Clear 
Channel talk station in Augusta, Maine, cut off the 6 to 7 PM segment of the 
Howie Carr Show with a Red Sox pre-game advisory that very clearly was 
intended to be heard only by board operators at the Sox affiliate 
stations --- of which this was not one(!).  It went on for close to an hour. 
I called the studio and no one answered the phone.  That told me something. 
Wa'rn't no one home.

I pretty much concluded at that point that CC didn't care much about its 
stations in Maine.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul B. Walker, Jr." <walkerbroadcasting@gmail.com>
To: "Kevin Vahey" <kvahey@comcast.net>
Cc: "(newsgroup) Boston-Radio-Interest" 
Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2008 9:12 PM
Subject: Re: when did the FCC relax COL rules?

> And no one who was PHYSICALLY in the station building locally noticed?
> Paul
> On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 11:29 AM, Kevin Vahey <kvahey@comcast.net> wrote:
>> There was a case a few years back where a major station in Buffalo was
>> off the air for a number of hours as the master control in
>> Indianapolis was unaware of it.
>> So when exactly did the FCC allow this?

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