I’m not sure I understand the logic of this move. It looks like MacArthur airport is going to get a radio station:
At its regular meeting last week, the Islip Town Board approved several agenda items affecting the Ronkonkoma airport, including one that will allow Supervisor Tom Croci to enter into a contract with JVC Broadcasting to host a 24-hour radio station in an empty baggage services office in the airport’s main terminal.
Airport Commissioner Robert Schaefer said JVC Broadcasting would be offered a five-year license agreement with a five-year renewal option. He said the station is scheduled to air by Labor Day.
“I’m trying to get activity into the airport,” Schaefer said. “I want people to come into the airport even though they’re not flying.”
Whoa, wait a second, you want people to come to the airport even though they’re not flying anywhere? Do you know how much it costs to park at the airport for the day? Even if it’s just to “hang out?” What about the plans to turn MacArthur into an international airport? How is it going to handle the increased air traffic along with all the people just “hanging around” at the airport? This is an airport, not a shopping mall.