Seattle to Get Seven New "Hyperlocal" Low-Power Radio Stations

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Any expectations as to how many people will actually listen to these stations? What programming will they offer to actually get people to listen? And how will listenership be measured -- or does anyone really care?
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I want to start a station that is all Mantovani and Ray Conniff, with maybe a little Dolly Holiday thrown in for good measure. How do I do that?
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NPR's shameless and vigorous lobbying (coordinated with the NAB) against LPFM is why I stopped contributing to NPR affiliates 15 years ago. Completely unacceptable, and I will never contribute another dime to them until they acknowledge and apologize for their role in stalling LPFM for over a decade.

Support your community radio stations instead.
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Kent East Hill had its own low power hip-hop station a number of years ago.

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Catalina: I thought that is why KIXI is still on the air.
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My station would make KIXI look like KEXP. I'd take my inspiration from one of my role models, Nurse Ratched.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJDWd91n…
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@1, You can't even get KEXP any farther south than the north end of Boeing Field, which is why I never listen to them or donate money to them.
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Catalina, don't forget the Jackie Gleason Orchestra in that playlist. Also, how about bringing back the old KBRD? We need more musak in our lives!
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I am not ashamed to admit that I listen to Jackie Gleason and Mantovani at work when I have to concentrate on something. My cube is right next to the mail room, so it is always loud and sometimes the conversations are so byzantine that I need bland instrumentals to drown it all out. Plus, it seems to fit utility work.