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Re: WNFT-1150 AM

At 05:53 PM 5/21/98 -0400, you wrote:
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Martin J. Waters <mwaters@wesleyan.edu>
>To: Dan Strassberg <dan.strassberg@worldnet.att.net>
>Cc: boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org
>Date: Thursday, May 21, 1998 5:44 AM
>Subject: Re: WNFT-1150 AM
><snip>   BTW, can anyone confirm that WILD runs its 1 kW critical-hours
>>power for two hours after sunrise and two hours before sunset? I can never
>>seem to hear the change. Must be that I need to adjust my radio . . .
>To my experience, they (WILD) run NO pre-sunrise power (WBAL booms in even
>Downtown until sign-on) and 30 minutes PSSA after sunset.
Do you have CH (critical hours) confused with PSR (pre-sunrise) and PSS
(post-sunset)? CH are the two hours following local sunrise and preceding
local sunset at the site of a class B or D station on a Class A channel. The
question is not whether WILD has a PSRA (it doesn't), or a PSSA (it does),
but whether WILD operates with reduced CH power. According to the FCC's
public AM database, WILD is authorized 1 kW CH and 5 kW during the rest of
the daylight hours. I suspect that WILD runs 5 kW all day and that it has
done so ever since it increased its day power to 5 kW about 20 years ago.  

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