With 940 now officially vacant

Aaron Read friedbagels@gmail.com
Tue Jun 22 12:29:19 EDT 2010

Besides not wanting to deal with the hassle inherent to such a treaty 
negotiation when there's probably "more important" things to deal with, 
Canada (and to a lesser extent, Mexico) have a vested interest in 
keeping those vacant AM allotments exactly as they are: vacant.

Why should they allow US signals to start appearing more and more in 
them, and inherently competing with their own domestic FM signals? 
That's probably a more political issue than a practical one, but this is 
all about politics so there you go.

This is all the more true with the English/French restrictions the CRTC 
(it is the CRTC that does that, right?) imposes - they want to ensure 
that the Canadian audience receives Canadian programming.

Aaron Read                  |  Finger Lakes Public Radio
friedbagels@gmail.com       |  General Manager (WEOS & WHWS-LP)
Geneva, NY 14456            |  www.weos.org / www.whws.fm

scott@fybush.com scott@fybush.com
Tue Jun 22 07:25:53 EDT 2010

Canada's AM dial is now vastly underutilized, and Mexico is heading in 
the same direction. Whether either nation has any interest in 
renegotiating the treaties that now protect those emptying AM channels 
is, of course, a matter more of politics than anything else, and I have 
no clue as to the politics of the issue.

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