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     CONTINENT OF MEDIA 99-09, produced Nov 27, 1999 by Glenn Hauser

*COM is webcast exclusively by http://www.DXing.com and shortwave
 broadcast exclusively by Radio for Peace International
*RFPI frequency schedule changed including 25 MHz band; for latest
 see http://www.rfpi.org or http://www.angelfire.com/ok/worldofradio
*Honduras has online newspaper including radio stories at
 http://www.marrder.com/htw/cultural.htm
*New UPN affiliate for San Diego is actually in Tecate, Mexico
*A few Canadian TV stations have translators in the US: Montana,
 Minnesota
*WTTW and WFMT in Chicago force out veteran staffers
*KCSM San Mateo gets the historic KJAZ record library
*Boulder gets liberal local radio station, KWAB 1490, thanks to
 Working Assets venture, also streamed via
 http://www.workingassetsradio.com
*Sci Fi Radio to be included on Sirius Satellite Radio, direct
 broadcasting. See http://www.scifi.com and http://www.siriusradio.com
*Background to deletion of WOW calls from Omaha, firing staff
*WSM Nashville adds contemporary to classic country format
*The 9th and final 1999 edition of Continent of Media; for topic
 summaries see http://www.angelfire.com/ok/worldofradio and click on
 Continent of Media
*Notorious Florida pirate is back on air, and with website:
http://www.ldbrewer.com/gallery/gallery.html
*Flagstaff station in trouble over live remote from adult video store
*WPLN Nashville denied educational property tax exemption
*Special issue of The Nation on media concentration in November; see
http://www.thenation.com
*All Is Not Well at the Voice of America, continued - shortfall may
 be reduced, but layoffs still likely, some languages may be dropped
*Sparks radio exhibition at San Francisco Maritime Museum thru January
*Univesity of Oklahoma studying dangers of cell phones at gas stations,
 aboard airliners. See http://www.ou.edu/engineering/emc
*Plans for Data FM via digital signals on subcarriers 
*Command Audio testing digital data via FM stations in Phoenix, Denver
*Petroleum, forest, film, fire still have allocations or licenses in
 expanded AM band
*National Weather Service will improve on Perfect Paul voices by June
*The final COM for 1999, Number 9 inviting your input to P O Box 1684,
 Enid, OK 73702, USA, or wghauser@yahoo.com                        ###