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  • Clear Channel, thanks to FCC deregulation, was allowed to gobble up over 1000 radio stations -- including 16 of the most powerful, (lower-case) clear-channel AM stations in major markets.

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  • It's also a radio descriptor: A clear-channel radio station is a powerful, 50,000-watt signal with interference-free nightly coverage 750 miles from its city.

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  • Broadcasting with 50 femtowatts of clear-channel power

    Broadcasting with 50 femtowatts of clear-channel power

  • This was the world of AM radio, of country jamborees and wailing preachers at midnight on clear-channel stations three states away.

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  • In addition to the mainstream stations, like KNX and KFI, broadcasting at the normal 'clear-channel' power of 50,000 watts, every now and then you would hit a station so powerful that it could make the whole radio shake, like a boom box before its time.

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  • Sarnoff, on the other hand, convinced that the key to NBC's success was its engineering superiority, its clear-channel stations.

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  • The reordering shifted most existing AM stations' frequencies in order to create bandwidth for new clear-channel station allocations.

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  • Communications Commission regulations require many AM stations, including WKCE, to reduce their signal's power at night to avoid interfering with clear-channel stations such as

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  • "zone_info": "huffpost. denver/blog; denver = 1; nickname = claire-walter; entry_id = 425142; bob-greenlee = 1; clear-channel = 1; newsradio = 1; radio = 1; talk-radio = 1",

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  • "zone_info": "huffpost. premium/blog; nickname = bill-mann; entry_id = 357145; chuck-norris = 1; clear-channel = 1; cnn = 1; dobbs = 1; fox-business = 1; fox-news = 1; univision = 1",

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  • A major radio station that's been given clearance by the FCC to be the only station with a particular frequency in a radius of up to 750 miles. Not to be confused with the media conglomerate of the same name.

    March 5, 2018