WMEX 50 KW DA days

Chuck Igo
Sun May 7 13:58:21 EDT 2006

Dan wrote:
>> I don't think Garabedian was ever CE of WMEX. In fact, I don't think
Garbedian is an engineer at all, although he became quite knowlegeable
about engineering issues as a result of all the work he personally did
related to planning and building WGTR 1060 and later increasing its
power and putting it on at night. The latter effort proved to be an
exercise in futility for Garabedian and he lost interest and sold the
station. It took 25 years and a succession of owners before Alex Langer
brought in the right people and solved the technical problems.

AFAIK, the CE of WMEX was a fellow from New Bedford or Fall River named
Ed Juaire. Ed was also CE of WSAR, IIRC.  <<

And isn't there an urban legend/lore of how Bud Ballou got some help in
getting to Boston by playing some sort of part in the design of the WKBW
night pattern?  From what I recall, the engineer apparently got
approval, after a little input from Bud, of a pattern that put KB into
Boston at night better than WMEX.  And in lieu of an aircheck (nothing
beats real-time competition), Bud was brought from Buffalo to Boston. 

- - Chuck (mom's Vega only had an AM radio) Igo

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