Miles ego is just fine! Always has been.
1) The complaint to the FCC will be rejected, the editorial had disclaimers stating it was personal opinion, not that of the underwriters, the staff or the management of WHDD...
2) We are just fine, our underwriting is 80% sold out, our grants are steady, and now, our donations are up over 100 percent from last year. Also, last year we reinvested in THREE new generators, a new tower, new antenna that INCREASED our local coverage, and new transmitter! The donations are continuing to rise, and we are VERY successful in our target area. As we are entering year 4, we are increasing revenue, and listenership every month. Two New York Times articles in one year, Jill Goodman and Marshall Miles being named as two of the top 50 most influential people in Litchfield County, a volunteer of the year award from The Sharon Lions Club...pretty good year I would say!
3) WQQQ no longer is considered a LOCAL radio station by anyone, the programs from NPR that they carry, have no significant local impact on our area. We share listeners with WQQQ, and WAMC, but when people want local (and they do!), they turn to WHDD. In the October snowstorm, WHDD was on-air 24 hours a day, uninterrupted serving the area, with government officials from three states using WHDD to get information out. WQQQ was off-air for almost 5 days! And coverage from Albany was spotty at best.
4) With WHDD's AM signal, and our re-transmission on WBSL in Sheffield, MA., we reach South County, MA, Eastern Dutchess County and Southern Columbia County in NY, and our immediate 6 town area in CT.
I won't re-post on this topic..but WHDD is doing just fine, and the few detractors who don't like me (Marshall Miles) will stay hard at work with their version of events, while WHDD just keeps growing and serving the needs of the local community.