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Wed Mar 8, 2023, 03:25 AM

Anyone wanna buy a radio station?

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Listings here:
https://www.radiotvdeals.com/35.html?m8:search2[sel_text0]=AM%20Station;search2[sel_text1]=Mkt%20201%2B;search2[group]=2624560;search2[nested]=1

Surprising to see you can buy a station in Florida for as little as $250K.
https://www.radiotvdeals.com/35m8/florida.html

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Response to diva77 (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2023, 03:29 AM

1. finding advertisers, hurricane insurance, vandalism insurance

libel insurance, polka insurance.

costs

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Response to Tetrachloride (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 8, 2023, 03:30 AM

2. what's polka insurance?

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Response to diva77 (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 8, 2023, 03:37 AM

4. As a polka fan, i can attest to how much it is disliked

by the Villages. A saboteur could sneak in, play Roll Out The Barrel and the radio station could lose half its audience in 5 minutes.

With DeSantis in office, polka insurance is vital as he doesnít like happiness.

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Response to Tetrachloride (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 8, 2023, 03:47 AM

5. Media landscape is so dominated by rethugs -- Dems should grab opportunities to get some

more air time by buying up stations -- and there are actually stations out there priced so that you don't have to be an oligarch to own one.

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Response to diva77 (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 8, 2023, 03:56 AM

6. But are they in markets where Democrats will listen?

People donít listen to RW talk radio because its the only station available; they listen because it tells them their existing beliefs are true.

Add to which, the radio audience is aging out. Most Millenials arenít tuning in to terrestrial radio.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 8, 2023, 04:25 AM

9. I don't know any specifics about the stations for sale. However, you underestimate

the power and popularity of radio -- here's an article from 2021(?) (couldn't find date).

https://www.soocial.com/radio-listening-statistics/

Where did you get your info?

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Response to diva77 (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2023, 03:31 AM

3. no

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Response to diva77 (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2023, 04:21 AM

8. Those low-priced ones are low-power daytime-only AM stations

Their only source of revenue is vanity programming where some yokel buys airtime and then does a talk show with either self-produced ads for $50 a pop or the host asking for donations, or resold airtime to a syndication market (how limbaugh got started 40 years ago) for $1/listener. If it was a money maker, they wouldn't be selling it.

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Response to diva77 (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2023, 04:59 AM

10. You might as well mine bitcoin.

A hard way to make easy money.

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Response to Tommy Carcetti (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 8, 2023, 01:28 PM

12. I changed it. Apologies if I offended you.

The ongoing fascist practices of DeSantis were the reason for the "crack."

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Response to diva77 (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 8, 2023, 02:33 PM

13. No problem. nt

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