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Northeast Radio Watch to erect the Wall of Pay

Scott Fybush, long time on line radio enthusiast and general radio documenter has thrown up the flag and declared the age of free online radio information is over, at least in the Northeast.  This is both understandable and unfortunate at the same time.

I understand the need to make some revenue off of this (or any) on line endeavor.  It is extremely difficult to monetize this type of work and two years into my own effort, I am struggling with my own business model.  I manage to make enough money to cover actual expenses associated with this web site with a little extra to cover the administrative duties of blogging.  The creative effort is done for free.  I can’t really imagine anyone one would want to pay for some fairly mundane thoughts and opinions of a Broadcast Engineer.

While this blog is only a small part of my time and a very small part of my family income, I believe Scott’s situation is a bit different.  In the past, I have opted not to pay for access to things online, but I think this is a bit different.  I’d like to see Scott make a go of it and be successful. I’d surely miss not reading NERW every Monday morning or thereabouts.  So, I ordered a one year subscription and the tower calender.  I am willing to give it a shot and I hope that enough other people do too.

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A pessimist sees the glass as half empty. An optimist sees the glass as half full. The engineer sees the glass as twice the size it needs to be.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
~1st amendment to the United States Constitution

Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.
~Benjamin Franklin

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. To be your own man is hard business. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
~Rudyard Kipling

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes the freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers
~Universal Declaration Of Human Rights, Article 19

...radio was discovered, and not invented, and that these frequencies and principles were always in existence long before man was aware of them. Therefore, no one owns them. They are there as free as sunlight, which is a higher frequency form of the same energy.
~Alan Weiner

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