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Regarding Mr. Potter’s Essay

Right On!

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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James Walker