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.
A retired chief engineer