Thu Aug 13 21:07:35 EDT 2009
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matthew Osborne" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Dave Doherty" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2009 7:28 PM
Subject: Re: WXKW Albany
> Actually, I believe they were indeed on AM 850 - co-channel to WHDH, and
> only 40 kc above WGY. The story I heard was that the moment they first
> went on the air WGY immediately filed lawsuits and FCC complaints that
> they were interfering with them, which prevented them from ever getting
> beyond the Special Temporary Authority phase of licensing. That is what
> doomed them...
> That's a neat story about recording the signal level toward Boston - I had
> never heard it before, but it makes perfect sense given the frequency
> Matt Osborne
> Rotterdam, NY
> --- On Thu, 8/13/09, Dave Doherty <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> I heard some stories about WXKW when working with some of
>> the old timers in Albany early in my career.
>> The broad picture I got was that it was basically doomed
>> from the start because they could never make the pattern
>> work, and the Thruway made them an offer they couldn't
>> refuse for their property sometime around 1954.
>> One story I heard was that every hour they had to switch to
>> 10W-ND for a few seconds to record the signal level in the
>> direction of Boston at some remote logging site. That would
>> have put them on 840 or 860, I guess, because they were
>> somewhere in the 800's and they certainly could not have
>> been co-channel to WHDH.
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