NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED319087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Mar-7
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Two-Thousand Stations on Twenty Channels or a Partial Way To Solve Minority Programming.
Andresen, Earl Raymond
With the dramatic increase in minorities in certain parts of the United States and expected continued increases in the populations of these minorities, the need for radio communications directed at such communities is apparent. Twenty-thousand or more low-output radio stations could air programming on that portion of the FM radio band which the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) sets aside for noncommercial broadcasting. Funding would be the key concern for any new minority broadcasting operations, although some state and federal funding is available. Generally speaking, minority members tend to be in the lower income strata and generally cannot afford to finance a local noncommerical station. Ironically, these are the people that most need the radio stations to be made available for them. A 10-watt noncommercial station could cover about five miles in diameter. Such an output is enough to enable anyone within the area to pick up the signal with an FM receiver and to prevent other signals from penetrating the area. (Two figures are included.) (SG)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A