WCRB to simulcast on 88.7 in R.I.
Fri Jun 3 13:25:45 EDT 2011
I'm convinced that most of today's college students don't even own an FM
radio and only think of AM as that noisy station that their Dad's listen to
on the way to work.
I see a day in the not too distant future when most college radio stations
will start shutting off their FM transmitters and simply stream and/or
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> radio-interest-bounces@tsornin.BostonRadio.org] On Behalf Of Aaron Read
> Sent: Friday, June 03, 2011 1:17 PM
> To: Jeff Lehmann
> Cc: boston-radio-interest@lists.BostonRadio.org
> Subject: Re: WCRB to simulcast on 88.7 in R.I.
> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >> 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
> > 88.7, and that WJMF will be moved to HD2. It's definitely an
> > development for the students at Bryant. Maybe they could find a
> > to move to the campus of Bryant to rebroadcast the HD2?
> > Jeff Lehmann
> > Hanson, MA
> Aaron Read
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