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What will the corporations – use
530 to 1700 for????
Our crappy little (oh – sorry Carl – CRUDDY
little clock radio that’s worth about 10
dollars and only gets about 4 stations
well – is tuned to WTIC/AM/1080/50 kW
which is 3 miles away. Anything made
with that bad an RF stage would not get
any “HD Radio” at all. Also, “HD FM” is sort of
workable – but with some BIG EVERPRESENT
PROBLEMS. “HD AM” really doesn’t work
The license to broadcast “HD” costs about
$30K, doesn’t it? (That doesn’t even count
the cost of equipment and installation.) And
from what I’ve heard, the radio station has
to pay the whole $30K at once. Installment
paying plans are not permitted.
I do think the whole thing will take a while,
and it will be interesting watching it happen.
Remember the way David Sarnoff and RCA
stole Major Ed Armstrong’s invention of FM radio?
RCA and Sarnoff squashed Armstrong into a little
lump of matter about the size of a grain of sand. Armstrong
then proceeded to jump out a window. How high
was he? 60 stories up?
It’s funny how FM radio worked out so well in the
end(!!!) But corporations have been “people squashers”
for a long time. That’s nothing new.
Watch “Empire Of The Air” from PBS and see
THAT story. Unbelievable.
Some “uplifting comments” (whoo hoo!) from
Bruce, Over At… DOGRADIO