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  • Many of the states lowest in percentage covered are characterized by rugged terrain and low population density outside of the cities.

  • Most major metropolitan areas are served by more than one public radio service.

  • The 1989 study identified 13 markets without public radio coverage.  Of these, 12 are now reached by public radioMany are served by full power stations; others are covered by signals from translators.  Of the 13 markets identified in the 1989 study without public radio coverage, only the Laredo, TX, market remains unserved.  The closest public radio station is in Corpus Christi, approximately 130 miles away. 




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