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Re: First "Pirate" to Simulcast on AM and FM?
Hmmm.... Ya know, and this may make me sounds really young, but I have only
heard of one other AM pirate. I was really young when it was going on, but
there was a certain man in northern maine who ran a 250 kilowatt AM station
out of the studios for his licensed AM station back in the late 80s and
early 90s. I have heard him tell stories about how he, at one point, saw
commission agents coming and dove out the back window of the station.
>From: "Laurence Glavin" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: First "Pirate" to Simulcast on AM and FM?
>Date: Sat, 09 Jun 2001 10:48:54 -0400
>For the past couple of years, a Spanish-language "religious"
>station has been broadcasting on 1670 in the Lawrence-
>Methuen-Haverhill area. I couldn't really tell whether
>it was a "pirate" station or a legal broadcaster like
>Allston-Brighton Free Radio because I had no idea
>where it was. There are many 'iglesias' in Lawrence and
>vicinity that could be the source. Now they have begun
>simulcasting on 88.3 FM, and I'm SURE that's a pirate
>because they're operating on the same frequency as
>WBMT, the radio station of Masconomet Regional H.S. in
>Boxford, MA just a dozen or so miles away. WBMT is
>not on the air all the time, so this unlicensed
>operation on 88.3 travelled south of Dascomb Rd on
>rt. 93 on my way to work with no intereference until
>its signal dissipated. It doesn't seem to go very far
>north either, so I would place it in Lawrence or Haverhill.
>Sounds like a job for Pirate Man!
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