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Thread: Talk 1200 on HD FM??

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    Quote Originally Posted by nowradioguy View Post
    AM 1430 was at one time broadcasting in HD, and I don't know why it couldn't do so, whether in a trust or not.
    I've heard that there's a fee to Ibquity involved with broadcasting in HD. With the station in a trust, it may want to spend as little as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eli Polonsky View Post
    I've heard that there's a fee to Ibquity involved with broadcasting in HD. With the station in a trust, it may want to spend as little as possible.
    The fee is minimal. The real issue is that those AMs that originally started broadcasting in AM HD have nearly obsolete equipment which, in some cases, is no longer supported. When it fails, it is just turned off because nearly no AM today is adding HD,
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    Quote Originally Posted by nowradioguy View Post

    Remember, 1430 AM is in a trust;
    Wow! I forgot about that trust! Still, huh?

    Wonder what is going to eventually happen to it.

    (I don't imagine there are people crawling over each other for (basically) a daytime station** at 1430AM.)

    **The night signal is horrid in Dorchester!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nowradioguy View Post
    Remember, 1430 AM is in a trust; any revenue derived from the operation does not belong to iHeart, per my understanding. So I'd suspect iHeart rightfully would not - maybe could not - give it a boost, as it were, on one of their HD subchannels. AM 1430 was at one time broadcasting in HD, and I don't know why it couldn't do so, whether in a trust or not.
    Any profit from the trust accrues to iHeart, just like the case when a politician puts their investments or businesses in a trust while they are in office.

    iHeart can not influence the stations in the trust, which has to be independently managed, other than appointing the administrators of the trust.

    For 1430 to be put on the HD of an iHeart station, the trust would have to lease the HD channel and pay money to iHeart directly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidEduardo View Post


    just like the case when a politician puts their investments or businesses in a trust while they are in office.
    Whats the end game? What will happen to this station? Is it for sale?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wimmmex View Post

    (I don't imagine there are people crawling over each other for (basically) a daytime station** at 1430AM.)

    **The night signal is horrid in Dorchester!

    Whats the end game? What will happen to this station? Is it for sale?

    Anyone have any insight waht is going to happen to this station? Does it stay in the trust until....when?

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