GIN, GIP, etc

Scott Fybush
Fri Feb 20 00:27:15 EST 2004

At 05:13 AM 2/20/2004 +0000, Kevin Vahey wrote:
>Ummm are we not forgetting Somerville?
>WMFO is Medford so......

Yep - 77,478 people. That's pretty sizable.

Laurence might also note that the 43,788 other people who live in Methuen 
have no local radio service.

47,283 in Revere, 53,988 in Weymouth, 56,340 in Malden are also substantial!


>On Fri, 20 Feb 2004 12:07am, Garrett Wollman wrote:
>><<On Thu, 19 Feb 2004 23:07:41 -0500, Scott Fybush <> said:
>>>  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).
>>Of course, having no stations at all didn't count in the X-band
>>sweepstakes.  Quincy comes closest, but still needs another 12,000
>>people.  Leominster would have to more than double in population.
>>Chicopee is about halfway there, as are West Hartford and Milford,
>>Conn.  No place else in New England is remotely close.  (Repeating the
>>examination for New York is left as an exercise.)
>>One wonders how the FCC would consider an application to move an
>>existing daytimer into a new community solely to qualify for an
>>ex-band application.  (Does the WJDM Clause prohibit this?)

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