WNSH/WPEP - why a power increase?
Mon May 16 09:35:07 EDT 2005
The only reason I haven't seen yet for taking 1570 WNSH to 50kw on the list
(unless I missed a post) is: For the station's resale value. WNSH is worth
$X currently, and $Y with even just a 50kw construction permit. I could be
wrong... Enticing for leased programming folks - who don't know better, that
they were going on a 50kw station. Example: RJM Communications (now folded
/ principal passed away due to health problems) bought then-5kw 1570 WYHI
(now WVOJ) Fernandina Beach, FL for just $225k (assets, real estate,
license). They bumped it up to 10kw days under a minor modification. Then
applied to move the COL closer to Jacksonville, FL - Orange Park, and bumped
up to 50kw days, 3.3kw nights. With the 50kw CP there were lots of suitors
with bigger $ wanting to get thier hands on the station. Due to health
problems (stroke, etc) Mr. Morrison's CP had lapsed. Station sold off
before his death for $330k. Station is under contract now, packaged with
970 WNNR Jacksonville (1kw/167w) for 2.1 million!
Palm Coast, FL
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Subject: Re: WNSH/WPEP - why a power increase?
> In a message dated 5/13/2005 3:27:12 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> I'll be honest in asking, WHY would Willow Farm want
> to put a 50,000 watt signal that "feeds the fishies"
> and very little else? The electric bill will be
> staggering for the amount of potential listenership
> gain (if any). The night time signal will still be
> what it is now. Only the applicant knows for sure.
> My guess is that there is an additional reason that no one has thought of
> yet. Maybe the calls will change to WNVA, WNOV, etc...and serve the
> shores of Nova Scotia. It's been done before... (WTOR, north of Buffalo).
> Keating Wilcox is from, or family is from that area. There is no AM
> anywhere left on the western part of Nova Scotia. But maybe not, the
> is lagging (being kind) up there, so it certainly would not be a financial
> success. Well at least, WNSH-1570 would be heard well in every little
> gift shop
> from Salem to Rockport, even ones inside buildings built the
> ---Bob Bittner
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