BREAKUP OF THE CLEARS

Here be tales of the wishes and ill-fated dreams of some radio stations to dominate the radio world (or at least several states).  Some were eyeing the “Super Power” status in other countries (100kw+) but the FCC and Congress was responding to the political pressures of the “have-nots.”  They crafted regulation that would result in a 50-kilowatt U. S. power limit and assignment of stations to those “Clear Channels” occupied by the few.  The menu below takes you through some of this history including information on new assignments.

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