Globe editorial calls FM radio "outdated technology"

Dave Doherty
Tue Aug 24 09:18:48 EDT 2010

It's easier for me as a broadcaster to maintain a couple of centralized 
sites.  The cellular carriers are used to maintaining thousands of 
distributed sites. I think the point is not that one service is 
intrinsically better than the other, but that we need layers of capabilities 
of all sorts. Then almost no matter what the insult, some communications can 
get through.

From: "Dave Tomm" <>
Sent: Monday, August 23, 2010 11:57 PM
To: "Bill Smith" <>
Cc: <>
Subject: Re: Globe editorial calls FM radio "outdated technology"

> Last winter I was able to call my in-laws on their cellphones during  the 
> big blizzard that hit Philadelphia.  During the height of the  storm, the 
> connection was still crystal clear.  Meanwhile IIRC, there  were several 
> radio stations in that region that were knocked off the  air.  Seems to me 
> in that particular instance, cellular was a better  option that OTA 
> radio....
> -Dave

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