On the Indiana Toll Road

Paul B. Walker, Jr. walkerbroadcasting@gmail.com
Fri Jun 11 11:50:14 EDT 2010


I KNOW you were seriously kidding about "playoffs STA".

Ive had stranger reception of Am stations before.. just recently, one from
down south which I KNEW was on night power and the lobe isnt directed right
in my direction anyways... stranger things have happened.


On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 9:57 AM, Dan.Strassberg <dan.strassberg@att.net>wrote:

> If WEEI was on night pattern (which it should have been at any time
> during the C's game last night), and the pattern was in adjustment, it
> is difficult to imagine it booming in 750 miles to its west. WEEI is
> supposed to send the equivalent of less than 100W in that direction at
> night. Could Entercom be taking a cue from the co-channel station in
> Penn Yan NY(WYLF), which is supposed to run 45W at night but was heard
> all over the Northeast and Eastern Canada for many years--even after
> the FCC issued a warning? Or was this a case of the "playoffs STA"
> that the FCC has been rumored to allow to AMs in big and small markets
> that carry sporting events of major importance to listeners in their
> markets? Of course, it could also have been an example of freak
> propagation conditions; I've never heard other reports of Entercom
> stations violating the terms of their licenses.
> The report of local reception last night being no different from
> normal in MetroWest suggests freak propagation (which conceivably
> could affect the skywave without affecting the groundwave). But then
> there is the report of WEEI being heard routinely at night west of
> Cleveland OH. That one REALLY puzzles me. A signal equivalent to 100W
> routinely being heard ~500 miles away on today's crowded AM band may
> not be impossible but it certainly seems freakish.
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> Dan Strassberg (dan.strassberg@att.net)
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> Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2010 9:49 PM
> Subject: On the Indiana Toll Road
> Both the Red Sox on 680 and the Celtics on 850 are bombing in near
>> Elkhart, Indiana
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