102.5 to Spanish? Nahhh.....

Garrett Wollman wollman@csail.mit.edu
Sun Dec 18 10:48:05 EST 2005

<<On Sun, 18 Dec 2005 13:01:08 +0000, bradfordwood@comcast.net said:

> Does 102.5 offer better coverage into Boston or vice versa?

Oh, very much so.  That's why 102.5 is a $100M signals and 99.5 is
thought to be worth much less than that -- it's the difference between
a Waltham station and a Lowell station.  (One fly in the ointment for
Greater Media, however, is the 10.7-MHz IF taboo which prevents 102.5
from moving to the Pru.  But 102.5 transmits from FM-128 in Needham,
where Greater's Pru stations all have backup facilities, which is at
least more convenient to the Dorchester studios than 99.5's
transmitter on Wood Hill in Andover.)


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