WDRC-FM oddity

Laurence Glavin lglavin@mail.com
Tue Nov 13 13:46:06 EST 2007

>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Jeff Lehmann" 
>To: "'A. Joseph Ross'" , boston-radio-interest@lists.BostonRadio.org
>Subject: RE: WDRC-FM oddity
>Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2007 23:18:46 -0500

> Saturday evening, while driving home from Greenfield, I tuned the car
> radio to WDRC-FM in Hartford, 102.9. What I heard was something that
> repeatedly called itself "Hot Country 104.9." I wonder what was
> going on. Unfortunately, I lost the signal before the 10:00 PM legal
>You were hearing W275AS in Greenfield, a translator for 104.9 WYRY Hinsdale,
>NH. The FCC is allowing translators all over the place these days.
>Jeff Lehmann
>Hanson, MA

A recent entry among the FCC applications on the Daily Digest was for a translator 
on 96.7 megahertz, W244CF COL Plymouth, MA.  That's one dial position down from
WTKK-FM, Boston.  It will operate with 10 watts with a directional antenna just east 
of route 3 on the Plymouth/Sagamore line.  Now the FCC directional data indicates 
that only one radial, zero degrees, which is due north, will get the full output,
1.000, every other point is a fraction of that.  But the contour map shows the major
lobe pointed toward the northeast.  In any event, many people headed to the Cape tuned 
to WTKK may find themselves listening to a bible-thumping preacher for hire!

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