What the public will tolerate :was The importance of local talk radio

Kevin Vahey kvahey@gmail.com
Fri Nov 21 16:35:18 EST 2008

If he was a residential customer they would upgrade his tuners for
free. He has no need for a DVR in a bar yet that is what they want.

He has no issue with paying the commercial rate for the sports
packages or even the 60 a month for HD service.

He knows most bars in his area cheat the system by saying they are
residential but he an honest Irish guy from Randolph. Another Boston
themed bar uses a Massachusetts address and gets the Boston local

He caters to Bostonians and even broadcasts Ordway during the
afternoon on house sound.

They still are talking about a visit by Mike Adams last summer to the bar. :)

On 11/21/08, Garrett Wollman <wollman@bimajority.org> wrote:
> <<On Fri, 21 Nov 2008 15:17:27 -0600, "Kevin Vahey" <kvahey@gmail.com> said:
>> Of course it still doesn't help my buddy who owns a bar in Chicago who
>> can not get anything on WBBM-TV even though he has a clear shot at the
>> Hancock. He even gets 6DT out of Milwaukee crystal clear.
>> He is at most 4 air miles from the Hancock...how can WBBM-DT have such
>> a horrible signal?
> It's on channel 3.
> The post-transition channel 11 signal will be much better.
>> He is frustrated by the obscene charges DirecTV wants for HD service
>> in a bar. He pays nearly 2500 a year just to get NESN, CSN and
>> Patriots yet they still want him to pay 800 for 4 HD tuners and 60 a
>> month for HD service. He only has 48 seats so it just isn't worth it.
> There are obviously bars who will pay that much.  What's obscene about
> it?  Seems pretty reasonable to me.
> -GAWollman

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