OK but due to GOVERNMENT RADIO hogging all the 50KW frequencies even that is not an option in most cities in America anymore.....the blame must be put on the FCC for allowing Government approved radio on those frequencies. Heck some states have double and triple coverage 2 or 3 networks you can pick up on your radio..Theft from the public to use the public airwaves.
And public stations Hates the public.. no one can provide any content...unless its government approved
So, Yes I do approve of community radio at least 1 in every city and not just lpfm....You can use full time 1 kw+ AM stations too..(NO dropping down to 27 watts at nighttime) ..as long as we GET THE PUBLIC INVOLVED......there is talent out there to fill 12 hours a day in most even rural towns.....
And dont forget STUDENTS pay for their college radio station in their activity fees...and lots choose that college for that reason.
Richard: I don't oppose student radio stations, per se. I oppose using Class B or A FM allocations for them. LPFM is fine and that's what many schools use.
Last edited by Richard Stefan; 07-29-2014 at 08:41 PM.
So "government radio" is a big pain in your keister, but the organizations that get a tax exemption and run the same religious national format on multiple signals (far more of them than NPR affiliates) don't count in your assessment here?
I'd also like to know what "government approval" is being given to the classical on WCRB, the adult alternative on WXPN and KCRW, the locally hosted specialty shows on many NPR affiliates like KAXE, etc. You're posting utter nonsense.
Don't forget, Richard, most student radio stations are operated by government educational institutions - public schools and state-supported colleges and universities.
Bull!And public stations Hates the public.. no one can provide any content...unless its government approved .
Right! That worked so well for cable access and for Pacifica. Let's let everybody play radio, not just students. Radio is so easy. Anybody can come in off the street and do a radio show.Yes I do approve of community radio at least 1 in every city and not just lpfm.
Keep in mind, radio is done for the listener, not for anybody who thinks he wants to go on the radio.
Public radio stations are not "government radio." A lot of them are owned by community non-profits or private colleges.
PS: Not so sure about most public radio stations owned by non-profits or private colleges. A good many are owned by state-supported colleges and universities or public community colleges and some by independent government agencies. If those stations don't account for most of the stations, they do account for most of public radio's audience.
I wasn't aware "government agencies" owned broadcast licenses. I know there were some exceptions for emergency communications, some LPFMs and TIS signals, but full power NCEs can only be owned by non profits and educational groups.
Off the top of my head, Georgia Public Broadcasting is owned by a state agency. NJ Public Broadcasting was until recently. Until the financial crisis, the City of New York operated WNYC and WNYC-FM.
There are several state networks not part of universities.
I'm sure people can offer other examples.
For schools that have a Broadcast and related Majors programs, the FM station is not a toy or simply an extra-curricular activity. It is an integral part of the experiential learning process. When done well, the public benefits by having an alternative station that stands on its own. What we don't need is a non-commercial band made up of mostly the same NPR network programs that are already well represented nationwide.
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