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Darkness and cold conspire at year’s end to inspire holiday thoughts, as a way of cheering up and spreading fun.
Radio stations have a special place in the mixture because we fill the night with audio light and the sound of …… and that’s where my thoughts trail off.
The thinking process itself is but another low power medium, coming from brainwave frequencies in the 6 to 24 Hz range, below the 9 kHz lower limit of FCC jurisdiction, which means we could legally amplify our thoughts up to 100 kW, and Dogradiostudio2 has tried making amplifier hat-ware, or maybe it’s hat-wear, for this purpose.
Normal thinkers think about things they know, but inventors try to think about things not yet known, such as covering a city with 100 mW or winning a Nobel Peace Prize for War, which one guy actually did.
The word holiday comes from the word “hollow,” unless it comes from the word “Holy.” What’s odd about it is that Thanksgiving has no special music to go along with it, and this is a problem for radio programmers. The void is filled by starting the following holiday ahead of schedule.
Christmas music is the perfect example of commercial jingles in Trojan guise as pop tunes, reminding listeners to buy until the calendar dies a natural death.
For the audience, give radios. For stations, get transmitters.