Taiwan_Student wrote:Well, someone should consider that! We really need that. Taiwan has a very interesting history in the Ex-Pat radio department. ICRT was really Great years ago. It was a real community, almost like Forumosa. It had a membership and a new letter and it really was devoted to making the foreigner feel at home. It was practically foreigned owned. They even had a almost "No Chinese" Policy.
Then after the big earth quake, having proved how much of a public service it could be, it self destructed.
Then there was some foreigner guy who started a pretty good radio station. He advertised that he was going to go on the air in the near future and even published his "assigned" frequencies". He set up the radio station via the internet as a sort of a trial run. He even got legitimate organizations to sponsor him. He got all of the studio equipment on credit. Then one day he got arrested and it all disappeared. The guy turned out to be an alleged pathological liar. Too bad, he had a Taiwanese wife and kids.
Why not go... AM. There are more than a few hundred radio stations that just have a call in Karaoke format. Perhaps we could buy time, or buy the bloody station while keeping the legal staff in place. We do need a station.
There have been internet attempts.. But they did not fly too well. To me, a local radio station is something that I can access in my car. Gives me the news I can use and a real "live" voice that assures me every thing is OK.
(I'm from the old days of radio, like Orson Wells's war of the world who believe that a reporter should hold that mike until the end) With affordable 3 G here in Taiwan, that might be an option. You could start a radio station and advertise the best 3g networks to use while listening in your car.
Good luck finding the rules. Good luck in founding a stations.. Please share your ideas anyway. What kind of radio service did you want to form....
Deuce Dropper wrote:Three things:
1-ICRT was doomed as soon as local FM radio stations got their shit remotely together. It only existed because the local alternative was so crap for so many years. Once they figured it out they took much of the audience and advertising dollars.
2-Terrestrial radio is a sunset industry anyways. Why would one even venture into such a business nowadays, especially in a language that is foreign to your market?
3-The internet does it better.
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