Sunday, January 1, 2017

Clearing the Static 1701

Happy New Year! We begin with a bit of news from Springfield, IL regarding a translator there. Then, we discuss the future of Public Radio. As some programs change hosts or end their long runs on the air, what will Public Radio sound like as new shows and hosts are added? Will it do any good to start targeting a younger audience? Later, a serious discussion about how the incoming Trump administration might change the FCC. Could there be a new telecommunications act in 2017? There are rumors that such an act would eliminate protections like ownership caps. How could we combat this? Would it do any good to demand more provisions for community broadcasting? And, some interesting Christmas Day radio observations. That's all here on this edition of Clearing the Static.


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