WCRB to simulcast on 88.7 in R.I.

Aaron Read friedbagels@gmail.com
Fri Jun 3 13:16:44 EDT 2011

Whoops - you're right...I read that backwards on the press release:

"Beginning in August, the University's station, WJMF 88.7FM, will
retransmit the signal from WGBH's 99.5 all-classical service,
returning round-the-clock classical broadcasts to the Providence area.
Bryant's student-run station will continue uninterrupted on a variety
of new technology platforms, including via WJMF HD-2, smartphone
applications, and the use of one of WGBH's mobile DTV channels.
Bryant's WJMF will be the first student-run station in the region to
be available on the groundbreaking new mobile service."

Wow, that's really shocking, actually.
- Aaron

On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 1:06 PM, Jeff Lehmann <jjlehmann@comcast.net> wrote:
>> WCRB will be rebroadcast on WJMF HD-2.   There is no way Bryant's
>> students (nor their alums) would allow the current student format to
>> be displaced from the main 88.7 signal; there's a pretty serious
>> communications curriculum at Bryant.  And especially not now, on the
>> cusp of WJMF finally having a real Providence signal.   Remember a few
>> years back, when Rhode Island Public Radio quietly talked to Bryant
>> about getting morning/afternoon drive on WJMF and the howls of protest
>> from the student body?
> All of the articles say that WCRB will be on the main analog/HD1 signal of
> 88.7, and that WJMF will be moved to HD2. It's definitely an unfortunately
> development for the students at Bryant. Maybe they could find a translator
> to move to the campus of Bryant to rebroadcast the HD2?
> Jeff Lehmann
> Hanson, MA


Aaron Read

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