WWZN has a suitor but

Sean Smyth sean.smyth@yahoo.com
Fri Aug 13 08:31:58 EDT 2010

On Fri, 8/13/10, Dan.Strassberg <dan.strassberg@att.net> wrote:
> >From Foxboro, there is slim
> chance of keeping the station licensed to
> Boston. That isn't necessarily a deal-breaker, though.
> Norwood or
> Foxboro itself would be possibilities. A big problem would
> be the
> late, and as far as I can tell unlamented, CJRS. Dark for a
> generation
> or not, CJRS still requires nighttime protection, so the
> night signal
> in a fairly narrow corridor more or less due north of
> Foxboro would be
> limited to an inverse-distance field of  ~1185 mV/m @
> 1 km, which is
> the current nighttime ID field at 349 degrees. From the
> current site,
> that signal barely gets 1510 to Burlington at night.
> Therefore, with a
> Tx far southwest of Boston, 1510's night signal in places
> like much of
> Newton would be, for all practical purposes, nonexistent.
> If ESPN was
> unhappy with 890, they would be even more unhappy with
> 1510. ESPN did
> not pay anything for 890 because they didn't buy it. So the
> price was
> right. They would be paying a bundle to move 1510, and in
> much of the
> market, the signal would be no better than 890's. This
> project is
> tailor-made only for dupes with deep pockets.
> I wonder if the site is the same one to which Alex Langer
> once applied
> to move 650. It was just east of Route 1 in
> Wrentham--almost in Rhode
> Island.

1. The Krafts, not ESPN, would buy 1510.

2. The site would be on the Krafts' land in Foxboro(ugh). I'm pretty sure their property doesn't extend into Wrentham, but I could be wrong about that.


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