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Carl, I think what has changed is the high speed the internet now has…and it is everywhere now. Even 4G cell coverage for phones and tablets are enough to power live video along with audio. It wasn’t this way ever a couple of years ago it is happening so fast. Two things caught my attention recently , a new car and a new boombox radio/cd player for my office. Neither of which came with an am band. It is time to adapt or die? Certainly the Am and LPAM will always be a force, but is the future a combination that includes net delivery as well? Net is video. Everyone and every location is different. Nobody has the formula yet, but lots are experimenting. It is the live remote area, unteathered by electricity and still able to broadcast that has my interest. Everything then fed back to a base station. Remarkable times we are living in. A typical say one mile strong radius with a LPAM combined with worldwide reaching ability via the net is indeed a force to be reckoned with. Tie in dozens of similar setups around the country and you have a network, each feeding on the other. At the core, is that any different than what NBC, CBS, OR ABC is?
Quality, range, or equipment will never be their equal, however, what a network as I envision would be is quick and local. I don’t think it needs to be as polished as the big boys, in a way, it’s ad-hoc look and feel is it’s draw.
Look at that guy I have been talking to on this thread. One day in and he is doing things I never thought of……. It is only going to get more interesting in the very very near future.