WBOQ reach in to Boston
Mon Jun 19 12:09:06 EDT 2006
WBOQ would have a halfway decent Boston reach (at least in car radios)
if it weren't for WRBB at Northeastern University.
Of course, WRBB is not going to go anywhere anytime soon...Northeastern
has invested a fair amount in the studios there recently, and the
students love having their own station.
That said, the students, and NEU, are under no illusions that their
signal is terrible. It's smacked around by WBOQ, WWLI and even WXLO (to
some degree) and really smacked down by all the blanketing interference
from the Pru.
WRBB certainly wouldn't mind moving to a better frequency if the cost to
them wasn't outrageous. Personally if there was such a thing as a
small, relatively cheap 24/7 AM station for sale in Boston, it'd
probably be perfect for them. Get away from that blanketing issue anyways.
Or actually what might be a realistic plan, would be for WBOQ to pay for
WRBB to rent exclusive use of a Pru FM's HD-2 multicast channel, with
the understanding that within X years (say 5 years...that's enough for
HD radios to start getting on the market) that WRBB will abandon 104.9
and shut it down, so WBOQ can then get into Boston.
Or, I wonder if WFNX would particularly mind if WRBB moved to 101.3FM?
Obviously that's not a great frequency for WRBB - it's still got
blanketing problems and there's a strong second adjacent. But it can't
be worse than 104.9 is.
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