Fri May 14 09:23:28 EDT 2010
When I was a junior in high school, we had a one-day summer outing at Crane's Beach in Ipswich. WMEX was doing 50kw at that time, and I (who always carried my trusty GE portable radio with me) was in seventh heaven. Living out near Fitchburg, I could never get the station. -D.D.
Quoting Kevin Vahey <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> 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 <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 8:06 PM, Dan.Strassberg
> > <firstname.lastname@example.org>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".
> Sent from my mobile device
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