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RE: Red Sox Spanish Play By Play

I live in Arlington near the Lexington line about half a 
mile north of Route 2. My commute is between my home and 
Newton Corner. It's really easy to tell when WBNW is on 
night pattern/power because in the area I described, the 
night signal is essentially unreadable on my car radio, 
which suffers from bad iginition noise. And BTW, WBNW 
should NOT be on night pattern during the day any more 
than it should be on day pattern at night; even though 
the night power is lower, running the night pattern 
during daytime hours causes interference to WNNW. WBNW 
running night power during the day doesn't happen as 
often as WBNW running day pattern at night, but it does 
happen. And the nights when WBNW _doesn't_ run day 
pattern are pretty rare. My theory is that WBNW switches 
to night pattern about once a month to prove that the 
relays still operate, and then they run on night pattern 
for at least half of the next day because nobody at the 
station knows or cares.
> Well I don't know about Lowell, but on my trips up to Salem NH, on RTE 93,
> past about Reading or so, 'BNW starts to fade out.
> WBNW night signal seems to pretty good, in parts of Lexington. On my commute
> home on 128 late nights, I can pick the station up pretty well on the strech
> of 128 between like Winter St in Waltham to about the Wouburn area, then
> they start to fade.
> So you think WBNW doesn't switch to night time power/pattern like it should,
> huh? I'm sure the FCC would be real happy if they found out.
> 73, de Hakim (N1ZFF)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org
> [mailto:owner-boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org]On Behalf Of Dan
> Strassberg
> Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2001 6:35 AM
> To: Sptseditor@aol.com
> Cc: boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org
> Subject: Re: Red Sox Spanish Play By Play
> I don't think WBNW covers Lowell. Remember that 1110 in Salem NH is quite
> close by and WBNW's day pattern has a deep null to the north to protect
> WNNW. As for Framingham, maybe WBNW reaches that town acceptably on a decent
> radio when the station is running its day pattern and power. At night--if
> WBNW actually switches to its night pattern and power--something that
> happens maybe once every couple of weeks--forget about Framingham. In fact,
> when WBBR is coming in well, the night signal isn't that great in parts of
> Concord, the COL.
> Speaking of Carribean shows, WBNW carried one (maybe still carries it) on
> Saturday afternoons for four or five hours. I tuned in once and heard the
> program host giving directions on how to pick up the station better (wrap
> the ac cord around the radio a few times...). Problem with giving such
> instructions over the air is that if you can't hear the station, how do you
> hear the instructions? Everybody who can't hear me, please raise your hand.
> --
> Dan Strassberg, dan.strassberg@worldnet.att.net
> Phone: 1-617-558-4205, eFax: 1-707-215-6367
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sptseditor@aol.com <Sptseditor@aol.com>
> To: Dan.Strassberg@att.net <Dan.Strassberg@att.net>; hmadjid@earthlink.net
> <hmadjid@earthlink.net>
> Cc: boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org
> <boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org>
> Date: Monday, May 28, 2001 10:24 PM
> Subject: Re: Red Sox Spanish Play By Play
> >IIRC, the deal to put the Sox full-time in Spanish this year came a little
> bit late in the game, so to speak, and WRCA has some popular Caribbean
> programming on Saturdays. Thus, the games went to the station which had some
> available air time: 1120. The funny thing is that there aren't many Hispanic
> areas which are well-served by 1120's signal, except Lowell and Framingham.
> Try picking up 1120 in Dorchester, Somerville, or Roxbury on a normal radio
> and you're likely SOL.