Local talk show to discuss debate on FM chips in mobile phones
POSTED: Sunday, June 17, 2012 - 1:30pm
UPDATED: Sunday, June 17, 2012 - 1:34pm
BATON ROUGE, LA — On Monday June 18, Talk 107.3 FM host Bill Profita will devote his two hour show to discussing the big debate in Washington: whether or not FM chips should be allowed in cell phones. The National Association of Broadcasters is asking mobile phone companies allow FM Chips in mobile phones which will provide users access to free local radio.
FM Chips would be prove to be especially important in natural disasters, such as hurricanes. Mobile phone users would have access to local radio even while power was out. The FM chip in the mobile phone would act like a walkman.
Gordy Rush, Vice President of Guaranty Broadcasting, gave this statement on the FM Chip argument “Having worked at Guaranty Broadcasting during both hurricanes Katrina and Gustav, words can’t describe the obligation we felt as broadcasters to keep listeners informed 24-7, knowing that the majority of electricity was out in our community. We knew that we were the primary means of informing and assisting our community at the time.”
Bill Profita will take on this issue in full depth Monday, from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. on Talk 107.3 FM. Bill’s show will include guests including: Mayor Kip Holden, Colonel Mike Edmundson Superintendent of Louisiana State Police, Sheriff Sid Gautreaux, and many more.”
Bill Profita had this to say about the FM Chip argument: “Radio is always the most important link in any natural disaster such as a hurricane. We are first with the information and we are continuous with it. That’s why having the FM Chip in our cell phones is so important.”
The Guaranty Broadcasting Group includes Guaranty Entertainment LLC which produces this event. In addition, Guaranty’s radio stations are Eagle 98.1 FM – WDGL; 104.5 ESPN Baton Rouge- WNXX 104.5; Talk 107.3 FM - WBRP; Country Legends 104.9 FM - KYPY & 100.7 the Tiger FM - WTGE.