CBS Selling off 50 Stations

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
Sun Aug 3 12:07:41 EDT 2008

I've heard the WDRC Trimulcast before and Dan is right, when done right, you
can't tell it's not "local".

They do sell local avails, and both 610 and 1240 break away for different
local, regiojnal and naitonal sports.... and some Sunday programming.

On Sun, Aug 3, 2008 at 11:59 AM, Dan.Strassberg <>

> Two of the three stations that simulcast WDRC (AM) are not
> graveyarders. IIRC, the three are WSNG 610 Torrington, WMMW 1470
> Meriden, and WWCO 1240 Waterbury. Of these, only WWCO is a
> graveyarder. AFAIK, both WSNG and WMMW provide the only "local"
> service to their CoLs. Also, IIRC, Buckley sells local avails on all
> three of the simulcast stations, covering on the simulcasts at least
> some of the spots that air on WDRC. I don't know how commonplace this
> practice is nationwide, but I do know that it isn't unique to Buckley.
> When done well, listeners can't tell that the whole program isn't
> local. In theory, automation should be able to handle the break-aways
> and rejoins, but I think that in most of the places where is done
> flawlessly, the talent is involved with making it work well.
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>   I'm not sure how much Buckley could acquire, if they wanted to.
>> They  own 3 AM's around the state along with WDRC AM&FM.  With
>> Hartford  being an underradioed market, they probably would have to
>> sell off  the out of town AMs (mostly graveyarders) to buy even two
>> of the FM's  for sale.  That won't be easy.  Historically, Buckley
>> doesn't buy and  sell a lot of properties so I don't know if they
>> would even have an  interest in beefing up their portfolio there.

Paul B. Walker, Jr.

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