Nan:2013-01-16-rfd-rec.radio.noncomm

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From: "Paul W. Schleck" <pschleck@novia.net>
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups.proposals,rec.radio.info,rec.radio.noncomm
Subject: RFD: Remove rec.radio.noncomm
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 17:26:41 EST
Message-ID: <rfd-remove-rec-radio-noncomm-2013-01-16@novia.net>

This is a formal Request for Discussion (RFD) to remove the unmoderated
newsgroup rec.radio.noncomm.

Newsgroups Line:
Topics relating to noncommercial radio.

Distribution:
        news.announce.newgroups
        news.groups.proposals
        rec.radio.info
        rec.radio.noncomm


Proponent: Paul W. Schleck <pschleck@novia.net>

Charter:

        rec.radio.noncomm       unmoderated discussion of noncommercial radio.

        Subjects discussed might include
        - non-commercial AM/FM radio of the college and NPR variety
        - carrier current and cable based radio
        - do trade journals such as CMJ and Rockpool manipulate or aid?
	- upcoming conventions such as the Nat'l Assoc. of Broadcasters/BEA
	  meeting in Atlanta and the Intercollegiate Broadcasters Society in NY
	- the newly released "Public Radio in the 1990s" report by The Public
	  Radio Expansion Task Force
	- the FCC and its regulations
        - obtaining and managing non-commercial grants

Rationale for removal:

A low-volume newsgroup for many years, activity on rec.radio.noncomm has
recently diminished to just an arguably off-topic periodic bulletin with
a subject of "Top 10 Dance Chart", that does not appear to correspond to
any current programming on any radio station or network, that is also
widely and indiscriminantly crossposted to many other radio and music
newsgroups.  The last two on-topic posts to the newsgroup were on
September 15, 2010 and May 4, 2007.  The last two on-topic posts to the
newsgroup that generated on-topic followup discussion were on March 19,
2007 and July 30, 2005.  Therefore, there have been no on-topic posts
without followup discussion in over two years, no on-topic posts with
followup discussion in over five years, and judging from the minimal
on-topic posting history over at least the last ten years, there is no
realistic chance of significant on-topic activity returning.

History of the Group:

        rec.radio.noncomm is an unmoderated newsgroup which passed its
        vote for creation by 143:30 as reported in
        news.groups on March 21, 1990.

        For your newsgroups file:
        rec.radio.noncomm       Topics relating to noncommercial radio.

        The charter, culled from the call for votes:
        rec.radio.noncomm       unmoderated discussion of noncommercial radio.

        Subjects discussed might include
        - non-commercial AM/FM radio of the college and NPR variety
        - carrier current and cable based radio
        - do trade journals such as CMJ and Rockpool manipulate or aid?
	- upcoming conventions such as the Nat'l Assoc. of Broadcasters/BEA
	  meeting in Atlanta and the Intercollegiate Broadcasters Society in NY
	- the newly released "Public Radio in the 1990s" report by The Public
	  Radio Expansion Task Force
	- the FCC and its regulations
        - obtaining and managing non-commercial grants

Procedure:

Those who wish to comment on this request to remove this newsgroup
should subscribe to news:news.groups.proposals and participate in the
relevant threads in that newsgroup.

To this end, the followup header of this RFD has been set to
news.groups.proposals.

All discussion of active proposals should be posted to
news.groups.proposals.

If desired by the readership of closely affected groups, the discussion
may be crossposted to those groups, but care must be taken to ensure
that all discussion appears in news.groups.proposals as well.

For more information on the newsgroup removal process, please see
http://www.big-8.org/wiki/Removing_newsgroups

History of this RFD:

2013-01-16: Initial proposal
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