Then it makes it more obvious. It's time to bail out. Most people aren't interested enough to spend that kind of money on this as a hobby.
If I had the money to invest on a radio thing, I certainly wouldn't go into a KU Band receiver or broadcast equipment... Nope, I'd be investing into broadcasting on the internet.
Obviously I can't speak for everyone, but I think that technology is dying as far as most people are concerned. Why would one really want to spend that kind of money to set up a radio station that reaches 10's of people, when they could use the same money to set up one that reaches the world?
I guess the difference of opinion is that you see it more as you providing the equipment to run a pirate radio station to a "free loader"
Whereas I see it more as someone willing to put their ass on on the line to run an affiliate station for LRN.FM AKA YOU - which makes them anything but a freeloader.
That said... you have no way of testing the dedication of anyone who would be willing to do so for it's genuineness of commitment, so... Yeah... I agree with Mark, it's probably a waste of time to do the whole KU Band thing.