Dan Strassberg dan.strassberg@att.net
Sat Feb 18 16:58:02 EST 2006

I have a feeling that when the new owner of WESX gets some real engineering
work done on a transmitter move, he is going to be VERY upset. Quite likely
the multi-million dollar price he is paying for WESX and WJDA is predicated
on a transmitter move for WESX. This would allow him to sell the WESX
transmitter site--probably for more than he paid for the two stations
together. Surely, he must have been considering moving WESX to the WLYN
site. There would be real problems with such a move, however. WLYN is 7.4
miles closer to Boston than WESX is. Reducing WESX's power to make up for a
move of that distance, though it could still increase the signal within the
City of Lynn, would have a really disastrous effect on coverage and, for
sure, the NIF signal would not cover anything like 80% of Salem. Maybe there
is a suitable site inland, where the lower soil conductivity would
drastically reduce the coverage and cut down on interference to other
stations, but we all know how difficult it is to get local zoning approval
to build towers around here. AND, he'd have to buy or rent the new site. So
there's a good chance that this "astute businessman" won't be able to sell
WESX's tower real estate to recover the money he is spending to buy the
stations. Now, he will have to make his business plan work without the
benefit of having bought the stations for nothing. Can you say "shot himself
in the foot"?

Dan Strassberg, dan.strassberg@att.net
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