Coverage - 99.5 vs. 102.5 which is "better"?
Mon Dec 4 11:43:43 EST 2006
> If you drive into parts of NH, it's not uncommon to hear classical
> music on a 99.5...
True, as of late last week....
> doesn't NH Public Radio have a signal up there in Jackson?
And everywhere else! From www.nhpr.org:
# 88.3, Nashua, WEVS
# 89.1, Concord, WEVO
# 90.3, Nashua, WEVO
# 90.7, Keene, WEVN
# 91.3, Littleton, WEVO
# 91.3, Hanover, WEVH
# 97.3, Plymouth
# 99.5, Jackson, WEVJ
# 103.9, Portsmouth
# 104.3, Dover, WEVO
# 107.1, Gorham, WEVC
However, the only music programs they have are a few non-classical
programs mainly weekend nights.
WEVO has long had a repeater in Nashua, a year or two ago they managed to
find another frequency. I thought they were going to shut down the first
repeater, but I guess not. I'm not sure who benefits from them,
89.1 is usually the strongest signal on the highway in Nashua.
> As for WKLB: A week or two ago I was in Nashua/Derry/Windham NH and
> the 102.5 signal was pretty solid though of course once you get near
> the 102.3 in the Concord area
> you'd have some trouble picking them up but there's always WOKQ etc
One thing I would do was listen to WCRB 102.5 through the Hooksett tolls
between Manchester and Concord, then switch to WCNH-LPFM a few miles
later. WCNH came on the air a couple years ago to bring classical
music back to Concord (a lot of WEVO supporters are still mad at them for
going essentially all-talk). Unfortunately, WCNH braodcasts at 94.7,
one channel away from the 900 pound gorilla WHOM at 94.9. WCNH's signal
gets lost by the time it gets to Penaook where I live, about 8-10 miles
from the transmitter.
See http://www.wcnh.org/coverage.asp for more. A lot of their programming
is from the "Beethoven Satellite Network", from WFMT in Chicago with
Peter Van de Graff, a fine name in radio interference! :-)
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