W1XAL shortwave station in Boston
Sat Jul 8 22:38:07 EDT 2006
Sid Schweiger wrote:
>>> There was another shortwave station that I believe was located in
> Boston at one time called WRUL. I believe it still existed in the
> early 1960s. It eventually was sold and became WNYW -- Radio New
> York Worldwide -- and I actually heard it in that incarnation. I
> don't know what happened to it after that. Can Donna or anyone else
> fill us in on that one?<<
> Studios were in New York City, transmitter site in Scituate. I haven't
> been down that way in a while, but some of the towers might still be
I believe the transmitter site's gone now in Scituate.
WRUL was a descendant of W1XAL. In its WNYW days, it was owned by
Bonneville, with studios shared with WRFM 105.1 at 485 Madison Ave. in
NYC, the old CBS building.
Around 1976-77, it was sold to Family Radio out of Oakland, which
changed the calls to WYFR. I believe it operated briefly as WYFR from
Scituate before the transmitters were relocated to Okeechobee, Florida,
where they remain today.
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