Doug Drown revdoug1@verizon.net
Mon May 8 14:08:38 EDT 2006

WWZN's fate, whatever it will be, brings up the observation that Allen and
his predecessors, all the way back to the early '70s, have struggled to keep
the station afloat.  WMEX began to lose its way after WRKO came on the
scene.  The circa 1970 power increase to 50 kw days, 5 kw nights didn't help
all that much.  Hence my question: What were the Maxwells assuming when they
raised the daytime power output?  I said in a post a few days ago that I
never could get WMEX when I was growing up in Ashburnham, and even after it
went to 50,000 watts, I still couldn't.  So what was the point?  If it was
to compete with 'RKO, it didn't work.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Garrett Wollman" <wollman@csail.mit.edu>
To: "Dan Strassberg" <dan.strassberg@att.net>
Cc: <boston-radio-interest@rolinin.BostonRadio.org>
Sent: Monday, May 08, 2006 12:40 PM
Subject: Re: 'RKO announces Sox deal official

> <<On Mon, 8 May 2006 12:35:15 -0400, "Dan Strassberg"
<dan.strassberg@att.net> said:
> > Now, when WILL we hear about the fate of WWZN?
> I have been told that Allen is not willing to sell the operation
> piecemeal: any buyer has to take all the stations and the newspaper.
> That's one way to ensure he makes a loss on the deal, I suppose.
> -GAWollman

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