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Letter: We Don’t Need This Franken

Fresno already has an established community resource

Dear Radio World readers,

I am concerned that adding a Franken FM in the Fresno, Calif., market will be a problem for the only free-speech station in the Central Valley, 88.1 KFCF, also in Fresno.

How can an adjacent channel be added so close to a long-established community resource?

As a long-time engineer and community radio builder, I feel that deleting Channel 6 and opening up the band for more non-commercial LOCAL broadcasting is the correct course.

It’s bad enough now with so many HD signals causing digital chainsaw-type static to adjacent stations already. New voices should be the priority, not more channels for the same old owners who have failed to retain the listeners.

Brad Johnson

A retired chief engineer

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