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Re: WJTO sign off

No, 730 is a Mexican clear channel, on which Canadian Class II (now Class B)
stations were and are allowed to operate full-time but US stations were
originally restricted to daytime-only operation. Although there is
apparently an error in the database regarding CKAC's class, it is a Class B.
When the Rio treaty went into effect, US stations were permitted to operate
full-time on such channels, provided they protected foreign stations
heretofore-protected nighttime contours within the foreign stations'
national borders. That's how both WJIB and WJTO became full-time stations.
The US stations receive no protection from the foreign stations, however, so
CKAC just creams WJTO, which uses some tiny power (29W, I think) at night.
WJTO's TX is south of the COL (which is why the daytome signal in Portland
is so good--the path to Portland is mostly over salt water). Higher-powered
directional nighttime operation from a separate night site north of Bath
could provide an acceptable nighttime signal in Bath, but Bob is not about
to try that. The zoning issues, besides costing a fortune in legal fees,
would probably delay construction for at least a decade.


Dan Strassberg, dan.strassberg@worldnet.att.net
Phone: 1-617-558-4205, eFax: 1-707-215-6367

-----Original Message-----
From: Garrett Wollman <wollman@khavrinen.lcs.mit.edu>
To: A. Joseph Ross <lawyer@world.std.com>
Cc: boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org
Date: Monday, May 15, 2000 11:18 AM
Subject: WJTO sign off

>WJTO is licensed to operate 24-7, but Bob told me once that CKAC blows
>'JTO away at night so he signs off early.  730 is a Mexican/Canadian
>clear channel.