Paul Hopfgarten paul@derrynh.net
Mon Feb 8 21:58:35 EST 2010

104.5 FM (missed calls) does ESPN in the Capital Region...(I was listening 
yesterday on my way back home...going through Albany)...

-Paul Hopfgarten
-Concord NH

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dan.Strassberg" <dan.strassberg@att.net>
To: "Matthew Osborne" <mattosborne1976@yahoo.com>; "Bill O'Neill" 
<billohno@gmail.com>; " Jr.Paul B. Walker" <walkerbroadcasting@gmail.com>
Cc: "Boston Radio Interest" <boston-radio-interest@rolinin.bostonradio.org>
Sent: Monday, February 08, 2010 9:48 PM
Subject: Re: WROW?

> WROW certainly has a great signal--especially during the day. Even if
> 1300 builds out its power increase to 10 kW-D/8 kW-N, the coverage
> will never equal WROW's. Who is doing sports in the Capital District?
> 980, right? Nothing wrong with the 980 signal, but 590 is better.
> Unless there is a sports-talk station on a decent FM signal, I would
> guess WROW's next format flip would be to sports talk. ESPN? Is 980
> local at all? If not, I would guess that the competition would not
> feel compelled to be local either.
> -----
> Dan Strassberg (dan.strassberg@att.net)
> eFax 1-707-215-6367
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Matthew Osborne" <mattosborne1976@yahoo.com>
> To: "Bill O'Neill" <billohno@gmail.com>; " Jr.Paul B. Walker"
> <walkerbroadcasting@gmail.com>
> Cc: "Boston Radio Interest"
> <boston-radio-interest@rolinin.bostonradio.org>
> Sent: Monday, February 08, 2010 9:20 PM
> Subject: Re: WROW?
>> --- On Mon, 2/8/10, Paul B. Walker, Jr.
>> <walkerbroadcasting@gmail.com> wrote, regarding WROW:
>>> They dumped the talk format on the
>>> AM, are simulcasting Magic 100.9 WKLI on
>>> the AM, the Magic format will eventually move over all to
>>> the AM and there
>>> will be a new format for 100.9 in a few months
>> Did anyone happen to get the exact time the plug was pulled and AM
>> 590 was switched to the simulcast?  I was listening to Magic 100.9
>> for most of this morning at my desk starting a little after 10:00
>> AM.  As late as 10:30, I recall the announcer talking about hearing
>> your favorite Magic songs "in crystal-clear FM stereo."  The first
>> sign that anything was up came at about 10:50 AM, when they did a
>> combined legal ID for WKLI and WROW.  Then, immediately after the
>> TOH newscast the liners began, instructing all Magic listeners to
>> switch to AM 590 to continue hearing it.
>> All in all, I'm not surprised by this at all.  WROW's ratings have
>> been in the tank for a few years now, and with start-up talk station
>> WGDJ (AM 1300, the former WQBK) gaining traction, the writing was on
>> the wall.  The real question in my mind is, if the Magic format
>> turns out to be unviable for AM 590, what other format would work
>> for a 5 kw-D/1 kw-N AM station like that?
>>                                         Matt Osborne
>>                                         Rotterdam, NY

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