Sat Jan 9 12:40:32 EST 2010
I picked up HEB-AM a few times back in the late 70's in East Boston!
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WHEB-750 Portsmouth would have been a "killer" for coverage not only of the
southern ME, NH, and MA seacoast down to and including Cape Ann but it also
had a spectacularly loud signal on the South Shore and Cape Cod. Signal
strength measurements that I took from West Yarmouth in the '70s put its 1
kW ahead of 850's 50 kW and nearly in the same league as 680 and 1030.
But a 50 kW in Bangor ? I'm not sure that the expense would be justified
for the amount of people served who couldn't get WJTO-730 as well. If it
was Bar Harbor instead of more inland Bangor, they'd have a monster signal
along the entire New England coast as well as parts of Nova Scotia and New
Brunswick and all the way south to Montauk Point, Long Island. When St.
John, New Brunswick (CHSJ) was on 700, they could be heard all day as far
south as Chincoteague, VA !
But Bangor isn't Bar Harbor (or St. John) in terms of sea gain boost.
What could be a bit cheaper for Bob would be to scoop up West Yarmouth's
1240 and/or Plymouth's 1390 to provide the Cape Cod area with programming
well-matched to its sizeable senior population (who used to have nostalgia
music on FM but lost that).
Mark Connelly - Billerica, MA
Betcha Hecht & Alonso will happily consider offers for their 750 CP in
Hampden, outside of Bangor (50 kW-D/10 kW-N DA-N four towers).
Although the grant date was 1/18/2005, meaning that it should have expired
two years ago, the CP has apparently been tolled, because my source carries
a notation that it won't expire until 2029!
Dan Strassberg (email@example.com)
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Sent: Saturday, January 09, 2010 2:54 AM
Subject: Re: I guess holiday music works
> In a message dated 1/8/2010 10:38:32 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> I am thinking that if Bob Bitner had been able to buy WHEB, he would
> have blanketed the coastline on 730, 740, and 750.
> Had I been awake and aware of 750's ownership's thoughts at the time,
> I definitely would have. Absolutely!
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