Hecht and Alonso

Doug Drown revdoug1@myfairpoint.net
Tue Jun 2 21:10:27 EDT 2009

Hampden is a nice community (as in "niiiice") --- gently rolling 
countryside, pleasant, quiet, suburban without the trappings of suburbia. 
Hence I suspect it is prime NIMBY territory.  The town is one of the more 
upscale of the Bangor-Brewer area.  It would be a great place for radio 
towers --- there's a lot of open space --- but there would probably be a lot 
of opposition.

That having been said, I'd love to see this plan come to pass somehow.  Much 
of Maine radio is a train wreck, and it would be nice to find another 
alternative (there are precious few) to the usual stuff that's offered out 
there.    -Doug

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Roger Kirk" <rogerkirk@ttlc.net>
To: "Dan.Strassberg" <dan.strassberg@att.net>
Cc: "Boston Radio Interest" <boston-radio-interest@rolinin.bostonradio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 02, 2009 8:39 PM
Subject: Re: Hecht and Alonso

> Dan.Strassberg wrote:
>> I've never been in Hampden ME; I don't even know the closest I've ever
>> been to Hampden. But I do know that the areal view of the proposed
>> WRME site at CDBS certainly LOOKS nice. Appears to be just the right
>> shape and size for the array and it looks like nice flat land that
>> seems to be covered with grass and has no trees on it. All of the
>> trees are beyond the periphery of the site. Also, the NIF from that
>> site appears to completely encompass Bangor (and lots of other places
>> in central Maine). Amazing! One would certainly think that the
>> neighbors wouldn't want no stinkin' towers there;>( (especially since
>> the towers would be 270' high, which means that at least two of them
>> would be illuminated.
> Hampden is a stone's throw from Bangor & Brewer. I've driven through many 
> times on my way to PEI.  Looking for NIMBY?  This could very well be it. 
> Herewith a link to a retirement village in Hampden, ME.
> Towers? I don't think so.
> http://www.youtube.com/user/AvalonVillageME

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