Time For Jimmy Carter To Worry

Dan Strassberg dan.strassberg@att.net
Thu Feb 26 18:51:20 EST 2004

Not so; for the last two or three weeks, Stephan has been on WBNW 1120
Concord and WPLM 1390 Plymouth from 4:00 AM until 8:00 AM. For a month or so
before that, he was on those stations from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM. Maybe you
can't hear WBNW in Methuen because the station now seems to be running on
night power and pattern at night, breaking a four (or so) year tradition of
the sun never setting on Concord. Actually, with the deep null to the
northeast in WBNW's day pattern (to protect 1110 in Salem NH), the Concord
station's 1-kW night signal may actually be better in Methuen than its
"5-kW" day signal. (I placed the 5 kW in quotes because the day pattern RMS
is only twice the night RMS, indicating that if the night power is 1 kW, the
day power is more like 4 kW.)

WBNW's latest problem is seriously distorted audio, particularly at night.
If WBNW isn't going to try for more night power (which may or may not be
technically feasible, given all of the 1120 allocations in eastern Canada),
the station ought to see if there is anything it can do about its audio
processing. WBNW's audio is not very pleasant to listen to at night.

Dan Strassberg, dan.strassberg@att.net
eFax 707-215-6367

----- Original Message -----
From: Laurence Glavin <lglavin@lycos.com>
To: <boston-radio-interest@rolinin.BostonRadio.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2004 5:34 PM
Subject: Time For Jimmy Carter To Worry

> It's time for Jimmy Carter (no not THAT Jimmy Carter, the morning
talk-show host on WTTT-AM 1150 Boston) to
> start worrying about his job.  WTTT owner Salem Communications
> announced that rotund virtue-peddler Bill Bennett will
> be hosting a new talk show to be heard from 6:00 am till 9:00 am
> weekdays Eastern time.  It doesn't seem logical that Salem would
> acquire the services of a Conservative, um, heavyweight,
> and eschew putting him on their talk outlet in Boston.
> Oh, and in other early drive time news, it appears that
> north shore powerhouse (?) WNSH-AM 1570 in Beverly has
> dropped Doug Stephan's show for a show called "Sunrise"
> or something like that.  It used to be on WMVU/WOTW-AM 900
> in Nashwah (that's how their jingle pronounced it.)
> Doug may be big in Montana or Arkansas, but he can't
> get any affiliates in his back yard!
> Laurence Glavin
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