CBS reacts to Merlin move in Chicago

Thu Jul 14 17:24:11 EDT 2011

But WBBM has no signal problems. OTOH, WCBS (and WFAN) have signal
problems in Washington Heights (northern tip of Manhattan, Hudson
River side, where WINS comes in like a ton of bricks). Actually, I
think the WFAN/WCBS signal problems extend all the way down to
southern Manhattan until you get close enough to the East River. IMO,
for covering the New York City market with a 50-kW ND AM signal, WABC
and WBBR have better Tx locations than WFAN/WCBS. The Jersey locations
are not as good over Long Island Sound or eastern North Carolina, but
Norfolk VA and New London CT aren't exactly parts of the New York
market either.

Also, if CBS were to flip an NYC FM to all news, which one would it
be? 102.7?

Dan Strassberg (
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kevin Vahey" <>
To: "Garrett Wollman" <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2011 4:10 PM
Subject: Re: CBS reacts to Merlin move in Chicago

> Here is the link from CBS Chicago
> Can't see this happening in Boston anytime soon as the CBS FM
> cluster is healthy.
> In NYC I wouldn't be surprised to see WINS do this given problems of
> the signal.
> IF HD radio ever catches on it will become moot
> I see my new Blackberry shortens links by default
> ------Original Message------
> From: Garrett Wollman
> To: Kevin Vahey
> Cc:
> Subject: CBS reacts to Merlin move in Chicago
> Sent: Jul 14, 2011 3:59 PM
> <<On Thu, 14 Jul 2011 18:16:40 +0000, "Kevin Vahey"
> <> said:
>> WBBM Newsradio 78 will be simulcast on FM starting Aug 1st
> Please do not use "URL shortening" services.  There is no guarantee
> that someone reading the archives in a year's time will be able to
> make any sense of this, particularly when it's not even clear where
> the page you are citing was published.
> -GAWollman

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