Al Kennedy

Kevin Vahey
Fri May 14 08:56:53 EDT 2010

WMEX starting testing 50K daytime in the summer of 68. I remember Ron
(Polcari) Robin telling Mac that the signal in Manchester was worse.

Mac just wanted 50K on the rate cards and coverage maps he sent out.

WRKO blindsided Mac as he just assumed he would hold his own as he did
with WBZ.

On 5/14/10, SteveOrdinetz <> wrote:
> On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 8:06 PM, Dan.Strassberg
> <>wrote:
>> WMEX was owned and managed by people who pinched pennies until Lincoln
>> howled in pain. The station had antiquated equipment and generally
>> lousy facilities (and this time, I am not referring just to the
>> signal, although that was terrible until the daytime power increase of
>> 1972).
> Not sure of the exact chronology of WMEX's power increase, but ISTR mentions
> of being 50,000W as early as 1969.  I have several music surveys from 1971
> that refer to the station as a "50,000 W Hitmaker".

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