Herald Inside Track: Might Sox buy 99.5?

Scott Fybush scott@fybush.com
Wed Mar 15 16:10:24 EST 2006

> WSOX-FM 99.5 anyone?

Not out of the question - but that runs into the same problem that ANY 
Sox flagship FM that's not a Boston signal (preferably from the Pru) 
runs into: can you have a plausible Sox flagship that can't be heard on 
a cheap radio in the stands at Fenway, right in the shadow of all that 
Pru RF overload?

99.5 is also quite iffy around the Rt. 128 tower farm, so you lose a 
good chunk of Newton, Waltham, Wellesley and Needham as a result.

In an ideal world, the FCC would allow very low power (100 watt?) 
on-channel boosters at the Pru and on one of the 128 towers to help 99.5 
(and 93.7, and 101.7, etc) overcome the overload, but that's not 
possible under the current rules.

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