I was flipping through the websites of part 15 radio stations to see all the different designs, and I noticed one common theme. Everyone is a “community station.” So I wrote a commentary for my own website and plan to print it here before posting it on my site:
Tuesday November 16, 2010 — KDX Is Not a Community Station
A moment ago I was flipping through the websites of other streaming and low power radio stations and noticing that all of them are still going by the old model of “serving the community.” That model made sense for stations whose power slapped down a good signal within the city limits of the community, but the mechanism has become entirely different given two factors that change the underlying notion of “community.” Type one, the streaming station, has worldround reach which significantly dwarfs any thought of a local community. And type two, the low power station, reaches the house, yard and a few birdhouses, not quite a community.