WCOP (was ABC in Boston)

Kevin Vahey kvahey@gmail.com
Wed May 19 18:02:16 EDT 2010

Certainly explains why WCOP failed as a Top 40 outlet in the early
60's as they didn't have the north shore teens at night. That at least
WMEX could do.

Could 1150 get a power increase - I know 1150 in LA runs 50K

On 5/19/10, Dan.Strassberg <dan.strassberg@att.net> wrote:
> For sure that would have been the case at night. The daytime signal is
> not great in that direction either but not horrible. The night pattern
> primarily protected co-channels in Ottawa, St Johns NB (I think), and
> Wilmington DE. The day pattern is simply a considerably relaxed
> version of the night pattern with enough gain toward Boston to satisfy
> the FCC. At the time WCOP was built, a Boston-licensed AM was supposed
> to deliver 25 mV/m to the main post office. WCOP never did much better
> than 15 mV/m and had to have gotten a waiver.
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> Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 10:34 AM
> Subject: Re: WCOP (was ABC in Boston)
>> I also learned for the first time how fickle directional signals
>> could
>> be. WCOP was doing play by play of a soccer team (Dom Valentino) and
>> they used for some home games Manning Bowl in Lynn - and you could
>> not
>> pick up 1150 clearly.

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