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Re: Maritime AM stations
1000 is CKBW, Bridgewater NS (40 or so miles west of
Halifax) 10 kW DA-N (three towers, aimed east--away from
WMVP. Like most Canadians, CKBW has a rather relaxed
attitude about pattern changes, so it often bombs in
here at night.
I'm not sure about 1310; there used to be a 1300 in
Moncton, but I think it's gone now. And I think there is
(or was) a 1320 in NS, maybe Springhill--hometown of
Anne Murray. But any place in NS is a lot closer to
Boston than any place in NF.
> I heard Bob Bittner mention the re-broadcaster at
> 740 AM of VOCM from the Canadian Maritimes. I have
> picked up a couple stations from that region here on
> the North Shore: while on Rt. 35 in Danvers (right on
> the coast), I picked up something around 1310 kHz;
> and once while at Chebacco Lake in Essex (near
> sunset) I picked up a station from that region at
> 1000 kHz (or something near that spot on the dial).
> Also, I often used to pick up CHSJ (St. John's NB) at
> 700 kHz (now gone) up in Gloucester. Sometimes it was
> so powerful it sounded like a local station!
> By the way, from my listening to the CBC, I have found
> that apparently we Americans are mispronouncing the
> names of two of their provinces: for Quebec, we say
> "kwa-BECK" when it's really "keh-BECK", and for
> Newfoundland, we say "NEW-fund-lind" when it's really
> "new-fund-LAND". Oh well.
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