GIN, GIP, etc
Thu Feb 19 23:07:41 EST 2004
>Not that Bob would make the move (power costs, a new tower, etc.) ...
>But how close to the 100,000-resident cutoff did Cambridge come at the
>time? And where would Cambridge stand now? ISTR you and Bob having a
>conversation about this on LTAR.
Bob wouldn't qualify - a station must be the ONLY licensed service to the
community. WMBR, WHRB and WLVI all count against him here. Too bad -
Cambridge had 101,355 people in the 2000 census!
(And there's no reason a new tower would be needed for an X-band operation;
I'm quite sure the existing stick would handle it easily.)
If not for WZBC, WNTN would have come close: 83,829 people there in 2000.
I'm pretty sure the largest communities near Boston with NO licensed
broadcast services are Woburn (37,258) and Braintree (33,698).
>Speaking of which ... isn't LTAR's 10th anniversary sometime this year?
That sounds about right. I remember Bob floating the idea at the National
Radio Club's 1994 convention up in Merrimack, N.H., so the show must have
started that fall.
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