I think the ownership rules were very limited through the 1970s. IIRC,
each network was allowed to own 7 AM, 7 FM, and 7 TV stations (5 VHF and
2 UHF). The networks did not feed all day. There were breaks.
There is an argument here about defunding the CBC and the egalitarian
vs. "high brow" arguments have perpetually gone on. We actually have two
radio services from the 1980s and the "higher brow" one is no longer
I've been investing in box sets the last two years.
On 2013-07-03 9:48 AM, Tom Fine wrote:
> If I had been in charge, I would have never allowed broadcast networks
> under centralized ownership in the first place, much less some sort of
> "government sez it's good for you" broadcast conglomerate. I'd have
> focused on protecting individual entities in each markets, but allowing
> them to share content (ie mutually fund programming, and everyone
> distribute it -- sort of like network programming via affiliates) for a
> certain number of their broadcast hours every day.
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