I also think it would be silly and VERY expensive for him to buy a giant TV in the states and ship it to the Philippines! It'd be much cheaper to just, you know, buy it there. But then I'm sure they already have a TV there, or several.
Really, I think these are separate tracks. Where Art lives and whether he returns to radio are, as far as I can tell, two different subjects. I'm sure there is a connection or at least, the one will impact the other, but--the answer to one question doesn't necessarily have any bearing on the other.
And yes, Art could just as easily broadcast from Manila as from the States. He's already done it. So that's a moot argument.
No, I'll remain on the path of guarded optimism--neither assuming the worst nor getting my hopes up too much, but keeping all possibilities open.