Phase out over-the-air signals? (was: Re: WCRB to simulcaston88.7in R.I.)
Fri Jun 3 21:00:49 EDT 2011
Thanks - my spell checker changed you to Graham :)
Obviously CC can deal with that expense
1510 - good luck
In the rent a car here in Vancouver the few AM's here are fine - Seattle comes in clear but otherwise the band is very quiet.
From: Garrett Wollman
To: Kevin Vahey
Subject: Re: Phase out over-the-air signals? (was: Re: WCRB to simulcaston88.7in R.I.)
Sent: Jun 3, 2011 7:50 PM
<<On Sat, 4 Jun 2011 00:13:59 +0000, "Kevin Vahey" <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> Scott - Graham - what do you figure it costs to keep a 50K humming 24/7??
> Clear Channel just must look at 1200 as a nice tax loss...
Don't know who Graham is, but here's some basic calculations:
Let's look at NStar G-2 service in Newton, since we're talking about
1200. A Nautel NX50 running at 100% modulation draws about 85 kW.
We'll assume that the peak demand is 90 kW and the 24-hour average is
80 kW, so the total energy usage in a 30-day month is 57,600 kW*h.
The monthly electric bill in November is then:
Monthly charge $ 18.19
Distribution (first 2000 kWh) $ 47.70
Distribution (next 150 hr) $ 225.60
Distribution (remaining energy) $ 738.15
Distribution (demand) $ 848.70
Transition $ 545.47
Transmission (demand) $ 428.40
Energy conservation $ 144.00
Renewable energy $ 28.80
Cost of energy $4631.04
In June, the total increases to $9049.14. Add to that rent or
property taxes; amortized tower maintenance; amortized depreciation on
the transmitter, associated equipment, and buildings; program
acquisition costs; and general overhead, and I'm guessing you're
probably looking at not less than $15,000 per month.
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