SHOULD WE BE EXCITED About
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT >???>
If there is one more spot open in this area for another FM signal I'll wash your dishes for 10 years.
not sure what there is to be excited about? existing AM stations can now gobble up whatever vacancies on the FM dial there were. yay.. more clear channel crap..
I look at it as they are moving a bit and maybe just maybe if the right petition hits the right senators we might get a low power am a chance I hope...
i see where you are headed but i see this as a possible nail in the coffin.
FM has become a wasteland of corporate radio. talk radio will gladly move in and ditch AM as soon as possible. watch the feds decide to kill AM broadcast and sell it off.
Isn't that a famous Chinese fortune cookie message?
The things happening now in radio are "interesting" in a strange way.
Follow me on this...
We probably all agree that AM radio is having its problems. At least that's the theory behind the push to "revitalize AM".
So cash-strapped AM stations pay scarce bucks to build a tiny FM transmitter on a band so crowded there isn't even standing room...
AM stations go broke and go out of business.
I mean, how can that possibly help them to "re-vitalize"?
Tax free fake religious organizations establish billions of translators to send the exact same message about the "2nd coming of Christ".
Christ comes and all those stations no longer need to exist.
Full power FM stations have so many genres that not even music school graduates know them all. They lose audience, advertisers move to the internet, they go out of business.
Meanwhile, Radio World publishes another article about how 27% of people like radio, and try desperately to re-vitalize publishing newspapers about radio.
Part 15 radio is still considered to be "interference" but can't cause interference.
It turns out that all the warnings about extinction are true and people become un-vitalized.
We will be hurting if all those fm stations jump on this I hope what happens is the FCC starts to move on petitions that would allow am radio to have same chances fm low power had
Here is what I don't like about this whole thing. Okay in the seventies many Radio stations done exactly what they're proposing to do now. They transmitted the same programming on AM as they did on FM. Later they seen that it wasn't a great idea to do this and that's why they had different programming on the FM side than they did on the Am side.
this this is definitely not a step forward but a giant step backwards. If I Didn't Know Better this is all being done to make sure that hobby radio is dead and they're trying to make it dead by taking up any blank frequencies that one might try and acquire.
if I were the FCC I would not allow these stations to have the same programming on both AM and FM if I were the FCC I would not allow these stations to have the same programming as they do on FM that they do on AM. If it can be received on am in that city or town where they plan on doing a translator it would not be allowed to be on FM.
if if the AM station can be received in the town or city where they are planning on having a translator then they will not be able to put that translator on FM. However if they plan on putting a translator in a place where the AM station is not receivable that's a horse of a different color and I might be able to swallow that one just a little bit.
I see something more Sinister going on and we'll see if I'm right as the months come along. But I see something more Sinister going on and we'll see if I'm right as the months come along. But if they're doing this to try and stop people from being a hobby broadcaster there's only one place that they will go and we all know what that will be and we all know the legality of that. So it's sort of like beating a dead horse but it is what it is no matter what these corporations try and do they're not going to be able to stop out hobby radio. If they go ahead and start adding more stations on am then the hobbyist will have no other choice but to start using 1710. We all again no the legality of this one too so I'm not even going to go there.
so why am I so why am I saying all this stuff you may ask? Well one simple reason in my opinion the corporations are causing what is about to happen to happen. They're not making a solution to it. If they want FM fine they have FM but give the hobby broadcaster am. In my opinion they're just being a spectrum hog and they're no better off than a hobby broadcaster who sees a blank frequency and uses it. The only difference is is there lobbying and paying the government to do exactly what the happiest are doing without paying the government. So in other words money talks and you would already know what else walks. I think that is about the end of the session.
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More Power for Hobby Broadcasters
Not everything is about hobby broadcasting.
True to life but what I'm trying to point out is that gobbling up both AM and FM with the same exact programming is very Sinister indeed. What is the purpose of it? I don't really see any good purpose in that at all.
The only purpose I see is that the corporation's know that AM is a Dying Breed. However you read radio articles about it and they'll tell you that AM is alive and well and it's a wonderful band.
I don't call this revitalizing in any sense of the word. The only thing I call this is cannibalizing the Spectrum. Which is exactly what is going on.
why the public doesn't see this is a problem is beyond me. Not only that but why doesn't the radio guru's I mean the people who are really into this stuff see this as a problem?
All I can say is watch both broadcast bands go straight south.
i wonder what it takes to put up a legit AM station? I have a tower site.
AM (& FM) radio stations believe that they are giving the public (the largest common denominator, in any event) what they want. If they're right, they stay in business. And it appears that they're right.
It takes a peculiar sort of personality to run a flea powered radio station that is unlikely to be listened to by anyone by that individual. Off the wall programming tastes (not always musical) seem to pervade this hobby(/business?). Each of us might lament the vanilla type programming of most licensed radio stations, but they, unlike most of us, have real listeners, for whom advertisers pay real dollars to reach.
I'm sure that if the general listening audience really, really wanted to hear vintage jazz (as an example), and tuned away from sports talk radio to find it, there would be more stations playing it. But they don't. So there aren't.
It's not a conspiracy. It's business.
By the way, I'm south of you so both bands should be fine. Also to Artisan, you make a valid point. We run some off the wall stuff on Fridays on our local LPFM and you know why? Because we have listeners who look forward to listening to stuff you can't find anywhere in this area. We play classical, Polka from Tim, an eclectic mix of rock, soul, comedy, and non-mainstream news like Between the Lines, city commission mettings etc.
Druid Hills Radio AM-1710- Dade City, FL. Unlicensed operation authorized by the Part 15 Department of the FCC and our Resident Hobby Agent.
By the way, I'm south of you so both bands should be fine. Also to Artisan, you make a valid point. We run some off the wall stuff on Fridays on our local LPFM and you know why? Because we have listeners who look forward to listening to stuff you can't find anywhere in this area. We play classical, Polka from Tim, an eclectic mix of rock, soul, comedy, Celtic, Irish, and non-mainstream news like Between the Lines, city commission mettings etc.