[B-R-I] Re: WFPB Can Be Heard Clearly North Of Boston

Eli Polonsky elipolo@earthlink.net
Sun Jan 9 14:47:39 EST 2005

WFBP-AM's signal comes in over the water along the North Shore coast.
I've heard it faintly at Logan Airport, but it's gone just couple of
miles inland into Chelsea and Everett.

I've heard it well in the past on the upper North Shore (Cape Ann),
up in Gloucester and Ipswich, which are more easterly toward the

I wonder how far it goes northeast directly over the water? I'm
curious whether, in the summer when the station gets to stay on
until nearly 9 PM if anyone up in Nova Scotia could hear Marcia
Young Palmater playing the traditional music of their region on
her one-hour show Downeast Ceilidh Saturday nights at 8 PM?


On 1/8/05 3:42 PM, "Kaimbridge M. GoldChild" <Kaimbridge@programmer.net>

> The esteemed Laurence Glavin from Methuen wrote,
>> U-Mass Boston's AM repeater, WFPB-AM 1170 in Orleans, MA usually
>> has very little signal north of Boston.  It's a directional station
>> that currently protects WDIS (as in dismal) in Norfolk.
>         <snip>
>> Anyway, at this very minute, 12:55 pm est 01/08/05, WFPB
>> is quite audible north of Boston.
> Yup, same here, up in Beverly--with the radio aimed in the right
> direction, WFPB is probably 5-10 times stronger than normal (about
> equal to Quincy's WJDA-?)!

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