WXKS-AM hires Severin for afternoons

Dan.Strassberg dan.strassberg@att.net
Tue Aug 16 14:58:13 EDT 2011

I suppose you are talking about the recent change in the day pattern
(originally three towers, now four). That should have marginally
increased the signal strength to the west. The effect varies
substantially with the azimuth, however. The day signal in downtown
Boston was reduced enough to notice but is still quite strong. There
was not supposed to be a change in the night pattern but apparently,
the radiation to the southwest (229 degrees) was cut in half--from
the equivalent of maybe 100W ND to maybe 25W ND. The night signal to
the west is considerably weaker than the day signal and the QRM from
CFGO and WTLA is pretty bad. WXKS did catch a break, though. WAGE in
VA north of DC (a significant contributor to WXKS's NIF) moved from
1200 to 1190 (and then, I think, completely abandoned the idea of
night service).

Dan Strassberg (dan.strassberg@att.net)
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob DeMattia" <bob.bosra@demattia.net>
To: "boston Radio Interest" <boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 10:06 AM
Subject: Re: WXKS-AM hires Severin for afternoons

> On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 9:16 AM, Dan.Strassberg
> <dan.strassberg@att.net>wrote:
>> Will he be simulcast on WGIR, WGIN, WTAG, WHJY? In the winter, that
>> would still leave a substantial hole in the MetroWest coverage
>> after
>> 4:15PM. I doubt that WTAG's 94.9 translator in "Tatnuck" reaches
>> Natick and 1200 in Natick after sunset is problematic.
> I've never heard 1200 rebroadcast on any other station.  The TAG
> translator
> makes
> it to Westborough, then it does battle with HOM (neither one is a
> winner).
> 1200 is fine in Metrowest before sunset, after sunset is a different
> story,
> though
> I haven't checked their signal since they changed their pattern.
> -Bob

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