Wed Jun 3 09:54:38 EDT 2009
True re WVNE though the necessary co-channel null at Atlanta (from a
transmitter site NW of Boston) would also have to be made broad enough
to point at metro-Worcester. Still WVNE's listenership area may be
considered to extend east of the Route 495 / MassPike junction so the
750 idea is likely a no-go.
Of course WVNE itself may wish to go to 750 to enable night operation
that would put a reasonable signal over metro-Worcester possibly east
as far as Framingham-Natick-Milford.
Bob Bittner e-mailed and said that he wants to keep WJIB-740 on air so
I guess that would preclude any metro-Boston, metro-Worcester, or
southern NH speculation re 750 or 720.
And I doubt that there's that much money to be made on an AM operation
north of Manchester, NH or Portland, ME. If anything, it would be an
upgrade to an established station rather than a completely new entity.
Portsmouth had a great signal on 750 (WHEB) days with 1 kW and couldn't
support that in the long run as FM took over.
From: Dan.Strassberg <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Sent: Wed, 3 Jun 2009 9:26 am
Subject: Re: 750 CP's
You forgot, and in my previous reply, I also forgot WVNE. That would
have to be purchased and taken dark. And since WVNE is the only
broadcast service licensed to Leicester, deleting that signal would be
o pull off--especially with the FCC under control of the
Democrats, who have already expressed a dim view of moving signals out
of less populous area to provide additional services to densely
populated areas that are already adequately served. Perhaps that
concern could be mitigated by minority ownership of a 750 licensed to
a community in greater Boston, but even if a suitable site could be
found (good luck!), you could expect the wrangling to continue for
decades. Bob Vinikoor invested a decade trying to build a 50 kW
(daytime) 720 signal in the upper Connecticut Valley of NH and VT, and
you can see what that got him--only huge legal bills and a Pyrrhic
victory in the NH Supreme Court.
Dan Strassberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
----- Original Message ----- From: <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2009 8:41 AM
Subject: 750 CP's
> Couldn't a 750 (or 720) station in Boston be a more profitable
> venture than one in Bangor ?
> Existing WJIB-740 would be bought out and taken dark and the 750
> signal might be operable out of the WRKO Burlington (or WWDJ
> Lexington ?) site with existing or added towers. Pattern would beam
> all to the southeast at the city. Not sure if 680 and 750 are too
> close in frequency to diplex; 680 and 720
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