Rumba: no ratings, but ad money?

Dan Strassberg
Fri Apr 6 17:40:42 EDT 2007

WUNR's power increase will be accompanied by a SIGNIFICANT decrease in
radiation toward Nashua. WRCA's power increase will be accompanied by a
SIGNIFICANT decrease in radiation toward Derry. Both stations' new patterns
are FAR more restrictive to the north than are the current patterns. In
addition, WRCA will be moving five or so miles further from NH. WRCA, which
currently delivers an excellent signal to my QTH will deliver a poor signal
by day and will receive significant audible interference at night. WUNR's
already poor signal will deteriorate further. The improved signals will be
noticeable mainly in areas to the east of Oak Hill, and will be most
noticeable in Dorchester, Mattapan, Quincy, and Milton. Except for upscale
Milton, those are, of course, the areas that WUNR and WRCA target. Because
of its higher power, less restricitve patterns, and the greater distance of
its move, WKOX will experience the greatest improvements in its signal to
the east and north of Oak Hill.

Dan Strassberg,
eFax 707-215-6367

----- Original Message -----
From: "Laurence Glavin" <>
To: "Scott Fybush" <>
Cc: "'BostonRadio Mailing List'"
Sent: Friday, April 06, 2007 5:06 PM
Subject: Re: Rumba: no ratings, but ad money?

> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Scott Fybush"
> >To: "Laurence Glavin"
> >Subject: Re: Rumba: no ratings, but ad money?
> >Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2007 15:13:56 -0400
> >Laurence Glavin wrote:
> > Two ethic outlets DID show up in the ratings: WUNR-AM 1600 COL Brookline
> > and WNNW-AM 800 (1/2 the wavelength of the former) COL Lawrence.
> >The nitpickers' brigade springs into action:
> >TWICE the wavelength; half the FREQUENCY.
> >:-)
> >s
> Yow...about 30 minutes after the original posting, I realized that
> I probably got it wrong.  On more than a few occasions I've tuned
> to WUNR not far from the 800 tower, under WCCM and WNNW, and observed
> imaging from the 800 outlet.  Wait until WUNR boosts its power at
> the Sawmill Brook Parkway site; the signals will really
> do battle.
> S
> I
> D
> E
> B
> A
> R:  The first year I was in the Air Force, I was assigned to a base in
> Spokane, WA, so I was looking forward to your spread on that City's
> radio scene, and it certainly is fine so far.  Remember, even today,
> Spokane is not much bigger than Hartford/W. Hartford combined and the
> area is no great shakes either.  Spokane must be one of the most
> cities in the country.  No wonder you reference stations that over the
> have gone silent (and you didn't even mention KLFF-AM 1590, Mead, WA.
> =
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