Phase out over-the-air signals? (was: Re: WCRB to simulcast on 88.7in R.I.)

Sid Schweiger
Fri Jun 3 18:54:29 EDT 2011

"Where will we be 10 years from now?
Will AM be silenced? 
HD has been as successful as AM stereo so far....  

"A lot of AM stations have trouble paying the electric bill 

"Where the heck are we going???"

There are actually quite a few AMs that have already turned in their licenses, although AFAIK none are in major markets, where many AMs are not only profitable but are also ratings leaders.  But the migration of formerly AM-only formats to FM has begun, and given the value of land these days (which AMs typically require lots of), IMO it's only a matter of time before the AM band really starts to thin out.

Sid Schweiger
IT Manager, Entercom New England
20 Guest St / 3d Floor
Brighton MA  02135-2040

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