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(4/26/2013 10:11:36 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
1. Small AM stations such as a 500 watt unit on say 1590 give then a 100 watt f-m and shut down the 500 watt station.
2. Open space on a satellite for A-M stations and make it subscription free to the listener, there are fewer than 5000 AM stations so they can compete with Sirius
3. Continue testing the all digital service
4. Assigning an FM channel to the AM station does not solve the problem with AM transmission
5. Allow more power wherever possible

- Roy Burnette
(4/26/2013 10:01:04 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
There are only two of the solutions that do not require many years to "save" AM and they are FM translators and blanket power increases. All of the digital solutions proposed require replacement of all receivers for present listeners before any real improvement really happens. The problem of translators is scarcity of translator channels and high price of the few existing translators - prohibitive for small broadcasters. The problem with blanket power increase is the high cost of equipment.
- Timothy Cutforth


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