Coverage - 99.5 vs. 102.5 which is "better"?
Sat Dec 2 03:14:43 EST 2006
Using a cheap Coby portable receiver, I was unable to pickup WCRB 99.5 at all in Kendall Square Cambridge. This may be due to the tall buildings and intermodulation distortion but perhaps these coverage maps are somewhat misleading.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ric Werme" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> Subject: Coverage - 99.5 vs. 102.5 which is "better"?
> Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2006 13:23:30 -0500 (EST)
> The WKLB on-air folks sounded positively giddy at the increased
> coverage they will get. However, both transmitters have the same
> effective power and the coverage maps at
> show the same areal extent, as far as my eye can see.
> The Needham transmitter certainly gets more people in Southern NE, but the
> move to Lowell (and frequency change away from Concord NH's 102.3 station)
> means _this_ listener now gets WCRB but not WKLB. The first piece
> played was the Hallelujah Chorus, good choice.
> I can get 99.5 well enough in my office in mono on my venerable Sony
> ICF-2010 which turns out to have a really crappy FM tuner. My
> Saturn's factory car radio is more sensitive!
> It's nice to have a Classical station I can receive again, even if they
> have a "Top-40" format. :-)
> WKLB changed www.wklb.com to have a flash intro showing 99.5 morphing
> into 102.5; WCRB essentially took down their web site a couple weeks
> -Ric Werme
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