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They had their chance 40 years ago?
40 years ago no AM station manager or owner would ever have anticipated the noise floor mess created by today’s electronic gizmos.
The managers and owners of 40 years ago are now mostly dead or at best retired. New owners would not have been able to anticipate these needs 40 years before they were in charge.
Your vote really is to hell with AM stations that exist today, as they missed the boat?
Expanding FM to 77-88 is going to make a heck of a lot of radios obsolete.
You think for a SECOND that we’ll get a variety of radio program choices? No, we’ll get Clear Channel, Cumulus, and large regional group owners all of whom have money, building more automated, satellite fed cookie cutter stations.
If nothing else it shoujld be required that applying for any new frequencies require NO corporate or group owners, and about 75% of broadcast content originating locally. THAT won’t happen.