W1XAL shortwave station in Boston

Doug Drown revdoug1@verizon.net
Sun Jul 9 12:10:43 EDT 2006

Just curious, after having read that the station migrated from Massachusetts
to New York to Florida --- what are the FCC's rules regarding change in city
of license in regard to shortwave stations?  Speaking of being "fuzzy on the
details," it seems to me that it's a stretch to trace much of a continuity
between a station in Florida and an antecedent station in Boston that
existed years ago.  (I don't mean to sound snarky; it's just a layman's
observation.) - Doug

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Howard Glazer" <hmglaz@worldnet.att.net>
To: <boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org>
Sent: Sunday, July 09, 2006 7:44 AM
Subject: Re: W1XAL shortwave station in Boston

> Joseph Ross wrote:
> > On 8 Jul 2006 at 1:52, Donna Halper wrote:
> >
> > > Actually, when it first went on the air, it was at the University Club
> > > on Commonwealth Ave in Boston, and had a working agreement with the
> > > Christian Science Monitor newspaper to broadcast news and educational
> > > programs all over the world.  Owner Walter S. Lemmon (who would later
> > > put WGCH in Greenwhich CT on the air) was very committed to using
> > > shortwave to teach tolerance and promote understanding between
> > > cultures, and W1XAL was part of that commitment.  In its day, some
> > > very important educators, scholars, statesmen, political figures,
> > > linguists, and diplomats broadcast from the station.
> >
> > 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?
> I'm fuzzy on the details, but the station -- or at least its license --
> wound up being sold to Family Radio, an evangelical outfit based in
> Calif., and the format was switched to 24/7 preaching.
> Howard

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