WGIR vs WHEB Question

Sid Schweiger sid@wrko.com
Wed Nov 11 09:19:11 EST 2009

"A friend of mine on Facebook posed this question regarding WHEB-FM vs WGIR
One has to ask: why, in concord nh does wheb come in clear at 45 miles away
and wgir at 15 miles doesnt...both at 50k watts
It is very consistent.. every day same stretch. The strange part is WGIR's
towers are a staight shot down the interstate, not topographic barriers,
heck, you can virtually see the towers from Concord (the towers are actually
in Hooksett, not Manchesters, I presume they are using a microwave signal
from the studio to the tower) The whole area is a valley on the river, but
elevation is consistent."

The towers in Hooksett are for WGIR(AM).  The FM transmits from Mt. Uncanoonuc in Goffstown, about 200 feet from the WMUR-TV transmitter site, and is somewhat terrain-shielded to the north.

Sid Schweiger
IT Manager, Entercom New England
20 Guest St / 3d Floor
Brighton MA  02135-2040

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