WAAF Worcest..errr... Westborough!

Nostaticatall nostaticatall@comcast.net
Mon Nov 24 09:05:26 EST 2003

One would think.  But check this out...on the east end of Long Island, 
two stations owned by Jarad Broadcasting (WDRE and WXXP) were recently 
flagged for having their antennas 30-50 feet higher than authorized by 
the FCC.  Obviously the engineer that climbed up the tower and moved the 
antennas up knew that it was breaking FCC regulations.  He probably 
figured, "heck it's their license and they're paying me, so what's the 
difference?" In my experience, nearly all engineers and Operations 
managers play by the rules.  Goofy decisions start happening when you 
get absentee owners and GM's involved......

Mike Thomas

Bill O'Neill wrote:

>As cynical as I am these days, I still have a difficult time believing that
>engineers privy to "management" even so much as putting their paws even near the
>rack wouldn't intervene. The chief operator still has his/her license riding on
>good faith efforts to remain within normal limits, tolerances and standards.
>Even with deregulation and techs with beepers covering dozens of signals, some
>things have to have remained intact.  ....Right?

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