WXKS (AM) 1430 no longer simulcasting WKOX

The Seacoast theseacoast@maine.rr.com
Fri Feb 13 18:22:55 EST 2009

Ernie (Ernie Boch) and the Automatics Radio


-----Original Message-----
From: Dan.Strassberg [mailto:dan.strassberg@att.net] 
Sent: Friday, February 13, 2009 12:25 PM
To: Boston Radio Interest
Subject: WXKS (AM) 1430 no longer simulcasting WKOX

As of today, Friday 2/13, a few minutes before noon, WXKS (AM) was
programming separately from WKOX (AM) 1200. WKOX is still broadcasting en
Espanol and I assume the format is still Rumba. WXKS is broadcasting in
English. It is a music format called Automatic Radio 1430 (someone will have
to tell me what genre of Rock it is; I'm no good at IDing Rock genres). As
far as I'm able to tell, WKOX is still not running 50 kW. Compared with last
September when WKOX et al began transmitting from Newton, when I tune to
1200, I can observe no increase in the small number of bars that appear on
the CC Radio's signal-strength display. I'm expecting full power soon,
though, because yesterday, the FCC accepted for filing applications from
WKOX and WRCA for licenses to cover their upgraded facilities. My theory
about WUNR is that its case is hung up in FCC red tape because its
consulting engineers apparently failed to file for an extension of the
station's CP before it expired last November. The consultants must have
thought that no extension was necessary because last August the FCC had
granted WUNR an STA to operate with its new antenna system but with its old
5 kW-U power until the end of this month.

Dan Strassberg (dan.strassberg@att.net)
eFax 1-707-215-6367

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