If CBS AMs dropped IBOC...

Sid Schweiger sid@wrko.com
Sat Jan 3 16:44:17 EST 2009

>>Could they save enough on royalty payments to iBiquity to pay the
salaries of the people they axed for overnights at WBZ, WCCO, et al?<<

Since there are no recurring fees for AMs (each station pays a one-time fee of $25,000 per HD main channel), the answer would be no.  Even if an FM were involved, and that FM did multicasting, the fees due to iBiquity (3% of incremental net revenue with a minimum of $1000 per audio channel) still wouldn't offset the costs of a salary and benefits.

Sid Schweiger
IT Manager, Entercom New England
20 Guest St / 3d Floor
Brighton MA  02135-2040

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