Wilson...with all due respects...can you read?
The tower is going nowhere. The signal is going nowhere. Our service to Piqua is going nowhere. I've been at the Piqua studios before...I've rarely seen a member of the public in the building asking for WHIO.
The service is more important to the public than the semantics. You are trying to gin up something which is just not there...
Jason Roberts (or whatever you call yourself today)...with all due respects...can you read?
Cox Broadcasting is taking care of itself. It suddenly changes City of License to Pleasant Hill, a community it doesn't really care about nor will provide advertising revenue to Cox. Pleasant Hill has one thing going for it - it is within 25 miles of the Cox castle, and as the WHIO-FM City of License will save Cox some money by not requiring a Cox presence in Piqua. And the timing of this move was pretty convenient. WPTW-AM in Piqua is talking about pulling the plug. If WHIO-FM didn't change its City of License in a hurry, it might be stuck with Piqua, rather than metropolitan Pleasant Hill.
All the smoke and hollering about "The service is more important to the public than the semantics". WHIO's service to Miami County and urban Pleasant Hill will not change one iota. This was 100% a decision to save money!
Bob...I am going to offer my opinion one more time.
Keeping an employee in Piqua to sit in a office and twiddle his thumbs is a mighty inefficient use of money. Greg Haun, one of our company engineers already explained on this thread that changing the COL allows the station to stay within the 25 mile rule and thus, not have to keep an office in Piqua.
We can use the money that paid for a Piqua office in other areas to allow us to offer a better on-air service, which will allow us to better serve the communities in the Miami Valley we cover which, of course, includes Miami County and Piqua. In my way of thinking, this is far better in terms of public "interest, convenience and necessity" than having an office in Piqua where an employee does zip over infinity other than to wait for a possible, someday, FCC inspection.
Now, you can be as cynical as you want to be, I frankly don't care. But, considering our company just gave Dayton (through its charitable foundation) a million dollars to help improve the riverfront downtown, it's kinda hard to suggest we're being really cheap here, and only "thinking of ourselves", by ending an inefficient use of company cash.
As for WPTW-AM, I hear they're looking for buyers, too. I don't know more than that. We'll have to see what happens...
We can agree to disagree if you want. But I stand by my opinions. And yes, Bob...they're mine.