WMEX 50 KW DA days

Eli Polonsky
Mon May 8 00:59:26 EDT 2006

> From: "Dan Strassberg" <>
> To: "Rick Kelly" <>,
>     "Boston Radio Interest"
> <>
> Date: Sun, 7 May 2006 20:29:51 -0400
> Subject: Re: WMEX 50 KW DA days
> Note that when 1060 returned to the air in 1997 as WJLT from the
> WKOX towers on Mt Wayte Ave in Framingham, the power had been
> reduced to 500W because WKOX's top-loaded towers are electrically
> taller than half wave even at 1060 and the efficiency was such
> that 500W from the tall towers was equivalent to 1 kW from the
> Kendall Ave tower.
> This has to be close to the ultimate in AM techno-geek trvia tales
> ;>)

I'll bring it even closer by noting that WJLT broadcast in C-Quam
AM Stereo at that time, until the increase to 40 kW days and the
call letter change to (coincidentally) WMEX in 2000, prior to
becoming WBIX about a year later.


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