[SBE] The future of Broadcasting.
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a9xw at cs.com
Wed Mar 17 14:23:52 EDT 2010
Well we know CPB is funding a centralcasting model for the state of NY for PBS there. Their next target is Illinois consolidating more than 200 miles outside of Chicago to avoid the Unions. They have cancelled grants to individual stations and Sen (D) Dick Durbin is supposedly trying to get funding restored. There has been an ad for a consultant to formulate centralcasting for all PBS stations and consolidate master controls and where possible TX facilities. Pure politics of govt at work.
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On Monday 15 March 2010 01:30:00 pm Dan Rapak wrote:
First of all, in having this discussion, I think we need to differentiate
between radio and television. Maintaining radio is crucial in that the
dissemination of information in times of emergencies cannot be left to the
But radio has abdicated this responsibility, and no one seems to care.
> That's radio. When it comes to television no one on this list is going to
want to hear what follows. With respect, I think we may be missing the
point. The core issue is not so much what the FCC or the government will or
will not do. The issue is the marketplace.
It used to be that "when severe weather strikes" the local AM was the
place to go. Radio.
These days, the adjacent town TV is the better place, lacking as it is.
These are programming issues, not engineering.
Unfortunately, they are programming issues that severely affect
engineering in a very direct and devastating way.
A condition in which presence of mind is good, but absence of
ody is better.
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