Subject: Voice-over Flubs

A. Joseph Ross
Wed Feb 27 15:32:52 EST 2008

On 27 Feb 2008 at 8:08, Dan.Strassberg wrote:

> And yes, the Red Sox did indeed leave 850 for 1510 at some
> point. The move to the much weaker signal (around 1976) was bad enough
> but the timing was even worse because it coincided with the
> construction of the State St South office complex just west of the old
> 1510 transmitter in N Quincy. The new steel-frame buildings decimated
> 1510's already-execrable 5-kW night signal, making the station
> completely unlistenable even in close-in western parts of the
> market--including most of Newton, Waltham, Lexington, Arlington,
> Belmont and other places. 

We always had trouble with the WMEX night signal in Bedford.  In 
fact, I used to listen to it on my car radio while driving home at 
night, and the signal would fade as soon as I turned off the main 
road and onto the road to our neighborhood.  When the Red Sox moved 
to 1510 and channel 38 (whose signal also wasn't very good in Bedford 
at the time), my father wanted to know why a big-league team was 
dealing with minor-league stations.

A. Joseph Ross, J.D.                           617.367.0468
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