[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: WKBR-FM (was Re: internet spots)

On 22 Nov 2001 at 9:58, SteveOrdinetz wrote:

> Curiously, how was the audio on WKBR-FM?  I ask because someone told me
> once that in the 50s/early 60s they just used a radio tuned to 1250 to
> feed the FM and, especially at night when they had a tighter pattern the
> signal was none too clear due to a fairly tight null in the direction of
> Uncanoonic Mt, but this sounds a bit fishy to me.  I suspect that if
> there's any truth to the story, it may have been an emergency hookup
> because of STL failure.  I never heard WKBR before 1964, and it didn't
> sound like an off-air AM feed to me (besides, they did some split
> programming).

Seems to me that their signal had the clarity of an FM signal, but I was using a small FM table 
radio and may not have been able to tell.  I don't remember any separate FM programming, but 
I'm not sure I listened very much after 1963, when I went away to college.

 A. Joseph Ross, J.D.                                         617.367.0468
  15 Court Square, Suite 210                      lawyer@attorneyross.com
 Boston, MA 02108-2503           	         http://www.attorneyross.com