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Another good find macdev, another world example of what we are talking about.
Everything that’s said about improving low power FM and the various examples we can show involving other countries gets me thinking about the mindsets we encounter.
In radio media generally there is the mindset of “serving the community,” and it seems to be the only point of view around. Yet most licensed stations don’t actually do anything to “serve the community.” When it comes down to it a few small stations “serve” by reading “PSAs” (Public Sevice Announcements), ranging from advice like “don’t drink and drive” or “brush your teeth on both sides,” and they promote community events like “Poetry Night at the Pub” and “Hobby Symphony Orchestra in the Park.”
Aren’t there other “mindsets” we could have to justify broadcasting?
The FM expansion detractors have a negative mindset that’s worth their time to go on-and-on about what a bad idea we have in our fantasy world.
My mindset is that we should populate the airways with good sounding people who do interesting programs, community welcome – serve yourself.