Technical History of WHAV online at Radio Mag
Fri Aug 20 16:32:12 EDT 2010

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 My recollection is that when WHAV-FM returned to the air after its hiatus,
 it ran TWENTY thousand watts non-directional, at 350 feet HAAT.  It was later
 that the station boosted its ERP to FIFTY thousand watts with a directional
 antenna on Silver HILL, not Silver HALL of course.  It was an obvious 
 directional antenna because every bay looked like a home rooftop TV antenna
 with two horizontal-only elements and two vertical-only elements.  It appears
 that the requirement of directionality was to protect WPRO-FM 92.3 in Providence,
 and a relatively new 92.5 in Waterbury, CT (maybe WATR-FM?). Then, just like
 that, WHAV-FM just replaced those directional bays and went NDA 50 K at 350'.

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