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MDIF&W announced today that they now have a new AM Radio station that travelers coming into Maine can listen to on the Maine Turnpike around the Kittery/York area. Don't know how much this cost you and me but my question is, "Is this good use of MDIFW revenue?

Read about it here.
 

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WTF??? Who listens to am? Friggin democrats are going to ruin us!
Most people coming to fish/hunt in Maine are driving vehicals that don't even have am anymore, they have satalite radio!
STUPID!
 

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I'd like to hear what the content of the broadcast is before I decide whether it's a good idea or just a waste of DIFW funds. Granted, folks from away contribute a lot of coin to this states economy. On the other hand, every extra fisherman or hunter means slicing up the pie in even smaller pieces.

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I will see if I can find out what the price tag was or is for this entity. As far as knowing exactly what they will be broadcasting, I don't know if I can find that out. Maybe some of our members live withing 15 miles of the Turnpike near Kittery and can listen. Better yet, it someone wanted to record it and send it to me, I can convert it to mp3 and upload it to the site so we can all listen.

I have an idea what they will be broadcasting is one message that lasts, who knows how long, and it is repeated over and over. I would guess no more than 10 mins. A driver would be out of range pretty quickly.
 

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I sent an email off to Bill Pierce and asked for info on cost and funding. I also asked him how anyone could hear what was being played.

I'll report back when I know something.
 

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I must be important or something. The email answer came back to me in less than 15 minutes. Here's what Bill told me in his email.
It costs about 90.00 per month to run the station. The original funding came from the procceds from the sale of DIFW Log merchandise. ($26,000). I am working on an agreement and proposal for wave file on www already
What he means by a "wave file" is the format in which the recordings are done. For those who don't know, WAVE format is what is still most common these days. In other words all CD players, unless otherwise labeled, play audio in WAVE format. The file is quiet large but the quality is best. MP3 format, which has been improved over the years is much smaller file size wise and for online purposes it is quicker to load and listen too. The next size down is midi which hasn't been revolutionized to take care of voices etc.

I assume that a recording will be made available for us to listen to someday.
 
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