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Re: WXKS-AM Powered Down Last Night(You Could Set Your Watch)

At 12:21 AM 4/25/2003 -0400, A. Joseph Ross wrote:
>On 24 Apr 2003 at 17:57, Laurence Glavin wrote:
> > As a result of yesterday's (04/23) posting about WXKS-AM
> > 1430 flouting FCC regs, I tuned my  radio with a
> > relative-signal-strength meter to 1430 at about 7:30 pm
> > last evening.  Not only did WXKS-AM go from a nearly
> > 3.5 reading to disappearing in the mush of 1430s, but
> > it did so at precisely 7:30.  You could set your watch!
> > Then this morning, I was too busy to sit around and wait
> > for thepower-up at 6:00, but I did set the portable I use
> > to listen to LTAR on 1430 before 6:00 am.  I received a
> > giant signal from WENE, with a little weaving in-and-out by
> > the 1430 in NJ as well as a feeble output from WXKS.
> > At precisely 6:00 am,  I could hear the overnight jock
> > say good-morning to the morning guy because the Wellington Circle facility
> > went 5K NDA and squelched the out-of-town outlets like so many ants. This
> > in Methuen, about 27 miles north of the stick.
>I wonder.  Maybe some people at WXKS read this list.
>A. Joseph Ross, J.D.

Nope - but one of their colleagues (namely me) does.

Turns out it was indeed an honest mistake - they had every indication from 
the logs that their system was working properly.  It took a sharp listener 
like Dan to notice that something wasn't right.

Aaron "Bishop" Read             aread@speakeasy.net
FriedBagels Consulting          AOL-IM: readaaron
http://www.friedbagels.com      Boston, MA