The courtship of NBC by the Hearld-Traveler
Sun Jun 21 21:48:52 EDT 2009
Garrett Wollman wrote:
> Why Fresno instead of Detroit? No clue, but it could have had to do
> with theorized synergies with the other two California stations.
Or the national TV audience-reach cap, which I'm pretty sure was already
in effect at that point and couldn't have been any higher than 25% then.
I think the FCC was also leery back then about creating new radio-TV
combos where they weren't already grandfathered.
Let's not forget that it was just 15 years earlier that the FCC was
seriously contemplating imposing a "one to a market" rule that would
have broken up TV/radio and even AM/FM combos.
1986 was much closer, regulatorily speaking, to 1971 than to 1996.
s (who really should be writing NERW...)
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