KSCO, like WJIB, a commercial station asking for donations

Eli Polonsky elipolo@earthlink.net
Tue Jan 13 03:10:43 EST 2009

>From: "Scott Fybush" <scott@fybush.com>
>Monday, January 12, 2009 2:55 PM
>WRBB can't go back to its old 91.7 spot, since WUMB on 
>91.9 is now in the way. I think someone on the list 
>(Aaron, was it you?) did some preliminary studies at 
>one point that suggested 88.5 or 89.3 might work at 
>low power in Boston, if second-adjacent interference 
>waivers were to be granted by WERS and WBUR, but that 
>seems unlikely.

It's actually WGBH and WERS that have always objected
to any kind of 89.3 operation in greater Boston. WGBH
has allegedly rejected all applications for legitimate
use of that frequency in the area (resulting in its
often being used as a pirate repository on the dial).

Neither WMBR or WERS want anything on 88.5 either (a
frequency which is also currently occupied by pirates).

>Another suggestion that was floated at some point was 
>to move WRBB to 101.3, the frequency briefly used in 
>Boston by the old WFNX translator from the top of the 

In order for that to work, the authorities would have
to be successful in knocking Boston's most powerful
pirate station, "Big City FM" (which can be heard well
beyond Route 128 in many areas), off the air. I think
they've been fined, but that hasn't fazed them. "Big 
City FM" transmits on 101.3 from Blue Hill Ave. near 
Franklin Park, playing mainly Caribbean music in mono 
with very heavy audio compression and bass boost EQ.


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