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Thanks @ArtisianRadio! Planning on the internet streaming probably first. Expecting it to take weeks to month to get transmitter positioned and best/perfect and determine what other pieces needed and get them all wired and in place.
I grew up as a baby being put to bed on jazz. I love it, although not a 24×7 thing, it is a fall back to standard.
Getting the word out here will be hard as it’s a strange demographic. Good think is most homes have AM receivers.
We have a local newspaper, but it’s a soulless out of town owner chain and it’s readership has to be dwindled to nearly nothing. Would contemplate bothering with them when coverage of signal is the whole town and adjacent towns. Live amongst 4 towns clustered together. A single LPAM signal might cover 1/4-1/5 of the single town. Not huge places, but not exactly dots for towns either.
Not much in the way of establishments to promote at either. Those are in the other town up the road with stronger middle class demographic.
As for local radio here, there is none. The dial is all Cumulus and Clear Channel. Other than a college NPR affiliate that plays mostly classical music.
Agree about the programming mismash and direction. Trying to balance the puzzle. Clearly interspersing music with talk is one part of it, as is the local content.
Collectively in the 4 town area here we have oh, 40-50k people. In the town I am starting in, 12k plus another 5k that overlaps where close. It is high density population (4k people per square mile).
So, all that said, there was for decades an AM station out of this town. They had a morning two guy talk/news format show. It was alright and probably top show in the entire county. Cumulus killed that along with all but one show somedays at like 5PM. Entire rest of schedule is mass syndicated crap.
So, big opening/void.
The high school games wouldn’t be bad idea. Was actually a high schooler who was doing game broadcasts via his Iphone or similar a few years back. Might look him up to see what ever became of that and if still going, great!