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Are radio stations and television stations considered essential?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (17515points) April 12th, 2020

Or will the Covid19 shut them down too?

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chyna's avatar

They are essential but a lot of programs, especially news programs, can be done from home.

kritiper's avatar

They are the primary go-to source of information for most people.

elbanditoroso's avatar

A lot of cable channels could disappear and no one would notice.

Jeruba's avatar

Radio is essential as far as I’m concerned. It’ll outlast most, if not all, of the others.

nightwolf5's avatar

Depends what they play. News and information yes. Cartoons and music, maybe not. I don’t see them shutting down though, at least not now.

JLeslie's avatar

I also say radio is essential and will be here forever. Especially AM can reach people very far away, and you can have a radio from 50 years ago running on batteries and it will work. I even had a radio I could wind up and it would play for a while. During a hurricane, when the electricity would go out, I was very grateful for my simple radio.

I think for this COVID thing TV stations are considered essential, I don’t think Governors and Mayors are stopping TV stations from running, but I was wondering how TV shows and movies are going to be filmed. If people can’t be near each other then what are actors going to do? They might do more reality TV where families are already together, and remote controlled cameras? Or, actors who are COVID immune will be able to work together? I’m not sure how that will work.

zenvelo's avatar

The Press (which includes radio and television) is essential.

SEKA's avatar

How is the government going to control us with their propaganda if we have no way to hear it

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