Something happened with radio band just now. The FCC had an auction, which is very unusual, supposedly to help wireless networks and soon-to-come 5G service, but probably because I don’t understand it I am very suspicious. With the Trump administration, nothing can be assumed is okay.
I am suspicious because my local public radio station has been off for almost a week. It’s the classical station, WQED, which is publicly supported, and has also a corresponding TV channel. WQED is the one that carried Mister Rogers and all that; it is huge. But the radio station is gone, and online it says they’re having technical trouble with their transmission. They also broadcast a duplicate of it on WQEJ from Johnstown, about 80 miles away, using a repeater or something. That station is still on the air and working. ??? I don’t know why. It’s just a few decimal points away on the FM dial.
There may be no connection between the 2 things. It’s just weird; I don’t remember a major radio station here being off.