Picking up WSMA 90.5 on North Shore

Dan Strassberg dan.strassberg@att.net
Wed Aug 16 10:25:51 EDT 2006

Scott could tell you more, but I'd be surprised if there is any way they
could get 20,000W from Scituate. WBUR is second adjacent and Scituate to
Needham is not that far.

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

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Nelson" <raccoonradio@gmail.com>
To: <boston-radio-interest@rolinin.bostonradio.org>;
Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 2:25 AM
Subject: Picking up WSMA 90.5 on North Shore

> Have been noticing a Christian radio station at 90.5 here in Beverly;
> did a quick search, and it looks like I'm getting WSMA out of
> Scituate. It was a mixture of Christian contemporary music and
> preaching.
> Coverage map:
> >From the Weekly Dig:
> http://www.weeklydig.com/articles/next_up_a_heapin39_helpin39_of_jesus
> "Now they're looking to bring the network's "Solid Bible
> teaching" and "Passionate praise and worship" to
> Boston's South Shore. CSN has filed an application with the FCC that
> would turn Plymouth/Scituate-based WSMA (90.5 FM) into a 20,000-watt CSN
> affiliate....But CSN has a regulatory hurdle to clear before it starts
> converts and uplifting souls here. Under FCC rules, stations in WSMA's
> frequency range must be locally oriented and non-commercial, and must
> maintain their main studio in their city of license. CSN has pledged to
> include some local programming but wants a waiver to broadcast remotely."

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