Picking up WSMA 90.5 on North Shore

Jeff Lehmann jjlehmann@comcast.net
Wed Aug 16 16:26:05 EDT 2006

I believe they're already putting as much power out as they're going to be
able to do. That looks like an old article. They run 7700 watts ERP into 4
beam antennas, 2 pointing SW, 2 pointing north. You can see pictures on the
fine website: 

7700 watts may be equal to 20kW, as it is a Class B1 station, I can't
remember what the power level for those is, I'm sure someone on here does.

The antennas are vertically polarized, so people with horizontal antennas at
home (like me) might not get as good of a signal on the fringes.

Jeff Lehmann
Hanson, MA

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[mailto:boston-radio-interest-bounces@rolinin.BostonRadio.org] On Behalf Of
Dan Strassberg
Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 10:26 AM
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Subject: Re: Picking up WSMA 90.5 on North Shore

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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