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Well, it sounds like you have the ambition and experience to make a go of it. Keep us posted.
You say the station will primarily be used to monitor the programming. Will the over the air operation then be secondary to generating income, relying mostly on revenues from streaming audio? I see a long list of sponsors on your website.
Living in a noisey area, I can cover a radius of about 1/2 mile with a fair signal, being heard farther depending upon conditions. Living in a rural farm setting where it should be quieter, coverage should be pretty good.
My remote antenna is on the roof. I have six radials each about 12 feet long spaced equally around the base. I’ve often thought of moving it to ground level for some signal comparisons but that’s another story.
Since I was old enough to turn on a radio, it’s been a fascination. A small part of that dream is operating our City’s TIS AM station. Although programming is limited to talk-information (automated), it’s still a kick to know I’m connected to it. At about 8 watts with a 10 foot loaded antenna it easily covers a 4 mile radius.
Here’s wishing the best to you and your station.