AM Radio Coverage
Fri Mar 2 16:22:18 EST 2007
WTAG can't be heard much east of the 495 belt, but it certainly blankets all
of Worcester, Franklin, Hillsborough, and Cheshire Counties. The signal can
be heard well into New Hampshire and Vermont, as well as into the upper
Pioneer Valley and a good deal of north/northeastern Connecticut.
During my years as a child and young adult in the Fitchburg-Gardner-Athol
area, WTAG came in as though it were next door, both day and night. Despite
its null to the east and its having only 5 kw of power, WTAG covers the area
it serves as effectively as any 50-kw station possibly could.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Laurence Glavin" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Mike Malone" <email@example.com>;
Sent: Friday, March 02, 2007 2:05 PM
Subject: Re: AM Radio Coverage
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Mike Malone"
> >To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >Subject: Re: AM Radio Coverage
> >Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 15:07:28 -0500
> >As a side note years ago (circa 1985) when I was a newscaster on
> >WTAG, I seem to remember the station getting a reception report
> >along with an air check of the station being received somewhere in
> >the UK.
> That's really remarkable considering the weak signal WTAG sends
> east. One day, when the 590 frequency in Boston belonged
> to WEEI then owned by CBS and all-news, I was driving south on the
> Central Artery when WEEI went off-the-air for just about 10 minutes.
> Instead of switching to another station like a normal person, I
> tuned to 580 to observe how well WTAG was coming in in Boston,
> and during that time the signal was barely audible at all.
> I'm assuming its nighttime pattern protects 590 in Boston to
> the same extent, so if someone in the UK can hear it at all,
> he or she has a REALLY super radio.
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