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Thanks for your reply Ken! It is appreciated. I didn’t really think of the subject line until you said “Don’t Use Feedback.” Just you saying that makes me cringe now, too!
I do understand the very limited range of a part 15 AM or FM broadcast station as set forth by the FCC. I had not thought about the fact that I would have to put up as many as 140 synchronized stations placed around town to make it work. Illegal, I’m not going to say either which way there. Impractical: ABSOLUTELY! I just did the math. It’s not pretty.
I did look at the RangeMaster transmitter, which looks promising for AM. I certainly wouldn’t MIND AM, as I acquired my first broadcasting job at a local AM station. It would bring back many good memories! My fear is that my target audience wouldn’t tune in to the AM band, but one just never knows until you try, right?
I may also have one or two FM transmitters synchronized within the town, too, just for the added exposure.
As for BMI: I think I’ll go for it anyway. Yes, $500 is a lot of money for a station that doesn’t plan on having any sort of income (except my own), but it would be good insurance in case something should ever come up. I don’t plan on streaming my content. If I do, it would be for the purposes of synching the transmitters ONLY.
I have heard of other sites helping communities or organizations establish LPFM stations, but I haven’t run across the site you mentioned. I’ll peruse it and bookmark it, just so that I have it for future reference.
My first thought about a year or so ago when I wanted to start a radio station was that I would apply for a LPFM station. Then, once I started reading the FCC rules/requirements, that quickly dashed that option! I’m not quite sure how I stumbled onto the part 15 aspect. Google search, I guess.
Thanks again, Ken for your reply! You aren’t discouraging me. You’re just helping me to think about different ways of approaching my goal, which is awesome!