Boston radio in the Maritimes

Wed Jul 6 14:17:33 EDT 2011

And the AM in Antigonish (the accent is on the nish, BTW) was CJFX 580 
originally with 5 kW-U DA-1 two towers, figure-eight pattern 
protecting WTAG, then later 10 kW-U DA-1. Nice signal in a rather 
sparsely populated area. However, I believe that, for many years, 
there was no station in Port Hawkesbury and until the new station 
signed on (CIGO 1410 10-kW-U DA-1 two towers, east-facing cardoid), 
CJFX served that community as well as Antigonish. I note that CJFX was 
eventually granted 25 kW DA-1and was reclassified as a Class A AM. I'm 
skeptical that that final upgrade was ever built, however, and CJFX 
moved to FM several years ago.

Dan Strassberg (
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "George Allen" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2011 12:11 PM
Subject: Re: Bloston radio in the Maritimes

> Oohhhh.... WBOS Music Theater... now *that* brings back moldy 
> memories.  And... I've actually been to Antigonish!
>   George
> From: Chris Hall <>
> Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2011 00:41:37 -0400
> Subject: Bloston radio in the Maritimes
> At night on my GE AM/FM table radio a real surprise with what I 
> heard loud and clear......everything
> and more including "The Music Theater station WBOS" as if I were 
> sitting in a house in Oak Hill, a hell of a lot better than at my 
> house in Salem
> on the North Shore.  CJRW Summerside 250 watter on 1240 just like 
> being next door day and night at 120 miles, my cousins listened to a 
> station in Antigonish, NS

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