Thursday, January 19, 2006
HD digital radio-Benefits a few at the expense of the many.
The media is already over concentrated in the hands of far too few vested interests.
HD digital radio jamms existing analog stations by broadcasting modem type digital hissing noise all over the public's AM and FM bands.
Provides fewer stations, not more, by jamming popular stations you can now receive clearly and enjoy.
Jamms lower power local, community, and suburban stations most. The same stations that provide valuable choice, diversity, and otherwise unavailable, unduplicated, local news, sports, entertainment and information.
Reduces diversity, restricts local news, information, and free speech, by allowing powerful broadcast stations and conglomerates to control and jam independent voices with digital noise.
Has digital coverage limited to only a few miles from the station's transmitter.
Provides few benefits, but maximum destruction, of the current analog broadcasting system the public depends upon, especially in emergencies.
Is a seriously flawed, expensive, technology that benefits a very few group station owners, at the expense of the many.
Obsoletes almost 1 billion AM and FM radios the public already owns.
Provides little benefit for the general public, at the great cost of destroying their airwaves.
The internet already provides hundreds of thousands of iPod downloads and broadcast streams, wireless inernet is already on the way. There is no need for a destructive new proprietary digital signals to jam analog broadcasting.