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Now there has got to be more to this story than was published, even at the time I couldn’t see the FCC just popping in and closing them down without giving them an opportunity to fix the problem. So either someone at the FCC took a dislike to these guys (probable), or they founght “the man” (not as likely, but possible, since people usually boast these things), or some large station felt they were being infringed upon (most likely).
I emailed Greg from the addy on the website and asked about what happened. He didn’t go into as much of the technical side for me, but some of his comments on the situation…
“Had we been successful, small and low power radio stations could have popped up just about anywhere. This would take advertising revenues away from otherwise struggling and licensed radio stations in small markets with limited sources of income.”
“When you are 20 years old and armed marshals come to your door and tell you to stop what you are doing, you do it.”
..would tend to lead me to think that your “most likely” guess is probably it.
I passed Greg the address to this thread, since we’re talking about his project/history. He did mention that he may update the story on his website when he’s on the road again and has more time on his hands.
Hope he does, or maybe decides to come on in here and chat a bit about it, since I find the story interesting. Looked like they really were getting the idea flying before they were shut down, and I enjoyed reading about it.