Regarding Mr. Potter’s Essay
I, too, take care of some smaller local stations. The most successful of them is a small town AM with only 53 Watts at night. They never stopped doing the things they have done for 40 years: Live AM and PM shows, ball games, remote broadcasts at town events and festivals, and live, call-in interviews with local folk. The station is a vital part of its community. When I was building new studios for it a few years back I was constantly interrupted by local folks bringing in pies or offering a cup of coffee. You can feel the love.
The places destined to fail are the ones that went with computer automation or satellite programming – nobody’s home. And they deserve to fail.
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