Boxford pirate's coax cable cut
Tue Sep 29 17:43:43 EDT 2009
In a message dated 9/29/2009 11:22:27 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
>>>know signals are scarce in Boston (perhaps someday the FM band will be
rolled back to 76 or so?) and I wish somehow some groups
would work together, get a legit license, and all these organizations can
do shows on a LEGAL station.<<<
I wonder what would happen if pirates just populated 76 to 87 MHZ? Both
receive and transmit equipment is readily available this is Japan's FM band.
Pirates have loyal audiences because it is all a matter of content.
Perhaps the audiences that they have can't support a full power station FM
station. My guess is that any licensed station could make a decent profit if
they ran the same formats the unlicensed stations run now.
Of course to do this some of the station owners that paid millions of
dollars more than the station is worth will have to file bankruptcy to get the
prices of the stations down to where a station could make a profit. You
certainly can't sell them for what you paid for them and by firing your talent
that isn't going to keep an audience.
Everyone is disturbed that young people don't listen to the radio anymore.
Well how can you blame them they have their own "Top 100" in their shirt
pockets. This being said the unlicensed stations are bringing kid's back to
radio. Just like RFB did many years ago before it was shut down.
I think local FM radio will eventually be the future of radio in the
larger markets. As for the FCC shutting any of them down, it just isn't in the
political air right now.
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