WNNW In HD?
Thu Dec 14 17:26:37 EST 2006
WNNW went HD at 0600 Tuesday morning.
> HD radio is all in stereo. There is no h in Clear Channel's spelling of
> Rumba, which sounds like the name of an alcoholic beverageba--the one that
> the Andrews Sisters presumably mixed with Coca Colba.
> Dan Strassberg
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> From: "Laurence Glavin" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2006 4:55 PM
> Subject: WNNW In HD?
>> I don't know how long this has been going on, but today (Thursday 12/14)
>> I noticed a tremendous amount of IBOC hash just below and above WNNW-AM
>> 800, Lawrence, MA. It causes mild interference to the two Leicester-
>> based AM's near Woostah, WCRN 830 and WVNE 760. When I drove by the tower
>> overlooking Route 93 in Andover, WCRN was completely obliterated not
>> by splatter but by the signature hash IBOC AM's generate. I don't
>> yet have an HD radio, so I don't know whether WNNW is broadcasting
>> in stereo...they installed a new transmitter last spring to
>> boost their output to 3,000 watts...so maybe they're just activating
>> an HD carrier because it's there. WXKS-AM 1430 has been broadcasting
>> in HD for months, so when they go "Rhumba" they undoubtedly
>> will be transmitting that format in HD or HD stereo. It would
>> appear that WNNW is taking this step to compete.
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