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Your various comments have helped me become less cynical about the future, which comes so easily to me as a pessimist.
I was too severe about platitudes as they have a place on our banners as we march toward an objective. That’s what I felt was missing in the start of this thread – that is, a stated objective. But, now being more fair, it was inferred that we needed an objective.
I also don’t believe we should scrap the existing control of the frequency spectrum by replacing the FCC with something different. I think the FCC is fine for handling the task of re-structuring and I have a few recommendations at the top of the list.
The original purpose of 50kW stations disappeared decades ago. Therefore 10kW is suggested as the maximum allowed power, thus opening many new license opportunities;
For densely populated locations power levels below 250W could open tremendous service for near-area communication, therefore the now stagnant LPAM concept needs to be jump-started;
Programming wise all licenses should belong to their area of service with no absentee landlords or global satellite formats, except sparsely;
Religious organizations should not be assigned licenses to broadcast, as a pure matter of keeping government separate from religion regarding a limited resource. Religions are commodities, like any other advertiser, and should be required to pay for commercial air time to promote their brand;
Make the list longer. Add some more reasonable and common sense ways the AM Band could be repaired.