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Re: History of 1570AM Beverly
I don't think the presence or absence of the Westfield
station (calls were WDEW for most of its life) has any
bearing on WNSH's CP, but indeed WNSH has a CP (I guess
you could say partially built) to move to the campus of
(I think) Endicott College in Peabody and increase to
(again, I think) 5 kW-D/500W-N DA-2. The day pattern
uses (yeah, I think) two towers and the night pattern
uses four. The day pattern is a cardioid aimed north to
protect WPEP. The night pattern (if I recall) has nulls
to the north and south and sends most signal east.
Based on reports here, WNSH is on the air from the new
site but still with only one tower and still with very
low power (postulated--not by me this time--to be about
100W). I think the station does stay on the air at night
but I don't know if it uses lower power at night.
> > >it was written--
> > >I was wondering if anyone on this list could provide some history on 1570
> > >kHz in Beverly, originally WMLO, then WBVD, and now WNSH. I worked at the
> > >station from 1995-1997 and attempted to do some research at that time,
> > >any archival information WNSH had was limited to the late 1980s onward. I
> > >know Donna Halper solicited information from this list several years ago
> > >the early years of WMLO, and there wasn't a lot of information posted on
> > >listserve.
> Sorry to stick this at the end of Mr. Russo and Ms. Halper's messages, but I
> kinda sorta deleted all the other messages regarded 1570 by accident.
> Anyways, one thing people are forgetting about the 1570 frequency is that
> there was for many many years a station at 1570 out here in Westfield. I
> can't remember the calls, but Curt and Cele Hahn owned it. They moved their
> station from 1570 to clear channel 640 and got the new call letters WNNZ
> just a year or two after we moved out here in 1985. So now that the only
> other 1570 is in Taunton, might that mean that 1570 in Beverly could
> increase their signal and send it more westward at night (if indeed it is on
> at night now)?
> Brian Anastasi