BSO on the radio - not for me anymore

Jim Hall
Tue Oct 12 08:22:23 EDT 2010

I was hoping that when WCRB moved closer to me (I am in Andover), the signal
would be better. It's not, and I am not sure it's actually the signal as
such, because it didn't happen with previous incarnations of 99.5. I have
often wondered if WCRB converted their collection of classical vinyl LPs to
CD themselves, and didn't always do a great job. The sounds that I find
distracting are the sort of sounds vinyl records used to make if the record
was old, the stylus needed replacing, or the tone arm was not properly
balanced. The errant sounds seem to be periodic as you would get with a
vinyl disc spinning. Given the size of their recording collection, maybe
they hired kids to do the conversion to CD. It's not on every recording, but
it's on enough of them that it makes listening to WCRB kind of annoying.

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Gary's Ice Cream
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2010 4:28 PM
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Subject: RE: BSO on the radio - not for me anymore

I'm in East Chelmsford and can see the blinking lights on the WCRB tower
from my is less than 5 air miles away....but many nights when I
turn on the Bose radio as I go to sleep I find 99.5 to be unlistenable with
static and interference...other times it is fine.

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