Incoming President Requests DTV Cutover Delay

WB4JFI wb4jfi at
Fri Jan 9 22:51:10 CST 2009

Yep.  Saw this one coming way back.  Bad times for traditional media.

Just remember, people buying newspapers, and watching the big three networks
(especially channel 9 in DC) are who are paying for the building where the
AMRAD repeater is presently located.


> -----Original Message-----
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> [ at]On Behalf Of Frank
> Gentges
> Sent: Friday, January 09, 2009 10:42 PM
> To: Tacos
> Subject: Incoming President Requests DTV Cutover Delay
> We kinda saw this coming.
> We saw how the FCC wanted HAMS to go help out in an ill conceived
> initiative.
> Now, our esteemed new President wants a delay until he can figure out
> how to fix the problem and manipulate the old news media on the
> issue.  See
> 2009010802586.html
> So many people are now on the Internet and network TV is such a
> "wasteland" it may not matter at all what he does.
> In a similar vein, the Seattle Intelligencer is up for sale and if a
> buyer is not found in 60 days they may just close the doors and walk away.
> If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it does it
> make a sound?
> If a newspaper ceases publishing and there are no readers who care does
> it matter?
> If a TV station switches over to DTV and nobody gets a free converter
> box will anybody watch?
> Frank K0BRA
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