Tue Apr 7 21:05:58 EDT 2009
Martin Waters wrote:
> --- On Tue, 4/7/09, Paul Anderson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> So assuming WMAS Springfield had those calls since the beginning,
>> that's two sets of heritage call letters gone just this week.
> WMAS was the original call sign, 1932. It was the second station in
> Springfield, and all of western Massachusetts, after WBZ, which I
> believe had by then done the call letter switch with WBZA.
> Perhaps Mr. Fybush can tell us whether the WMAS self-supporting AM
> tower behind the station building on the banks of the mighty Conn.
> River (which also holds the FM antenna) is the original tower.
I'm pretty sure it isn't; 1932 was very early for vertical AM antennas.
The antenna structure registration for that tower claims 1939, but that
may not be right, either.
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