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RE: Another AM pushing the envelope

Showing your age? I take it you mean WMVU

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org
> [mailto:owner-boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org]On Behalf Of Dan
> Strassberg
> Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2000 10:59 PM
> To: lglavin@lycosmail.com; boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org
> Subject: Re: Another AM pushing the envelope
> Well, I'm not saying that you can't tell the difference between WBPS
> operating with 3400W and 25,000W, but in Methuen, it could be
> difficult. The
> night pattern is enough fatter than the day pattern that somewhere between
> Lowell and Nashua there may well be no difference in signal strength. The
> day pattern has to protect WOTW significantly; the night pattern does not,
> and, notwithstanding the much greater day power, there may actually be a
> small arc over which the night signal is actually stronger.
> Methuen is more
> to the east, if memory serves, so the difference should be apparent there,
> though not necessarily pronounced. (One might say, not as
> different as night
> and day:-) Now, in, say, Dorchester the day signal should be MUCH
> stronger.
> --
> Dan Strassberg, dan.strassberg@worldnet.att.net
> Phone: 1-617-558-4205, eFax: 1-707-215-6367
> .
> -----Original Message-----
> From: lglavin@lycosmail.com <lglavin@lycosmail.com>
> To: boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org
> <boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org>
> Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2000 6:36 PM
> Subject: Another AM pushing the envelope
> >But one station
> >whose signal strength I can SEE because one radio
> >I own has a signal-strength meter, WBPS AM 890
> >has been on the air before 7:00 am with either
> >full daytime power or close to it.  What's
> >interesting is that this has happened a few times,
> >not just the first day of October...and it still hasn't
> >been strong enough to override WLS.  The Spanish-
> >language MUZAK (tm) and News/Talk Chicago style
> >have been equally strong at about 5:55 thru 6:30
> >in the past few days.  And on at least one occasion,
> >WMVU AM 900 Nash-wah (that's the way the guy who
> >owns the station says it) has upped its wattage before
> >7:00 am.  Hmmmmm...is this the only way AM's can
> >hope to compete?