Sports radio in the 1930s
Sun Oct 30 08:43:22 EDT 2011
I thought WTHT moved to 1410 and eventually became WGTH, then WPOP. -Doug
On Sun, 30 Oct 2011 08:01:56 -0400, "Dan.Strassberg" wrote:
Was WAAB still licensed to Boston at the time of NARBA (3/29/1941)? Or
> had it already moved to Worcester? My guess is that it did not move to
> Worcester until 1943 or 1944. I believe that the FCC outlawed
> duopolies in 1943 and, rather than lose the license, Sheppard moved
> the station to Worcester at that time. Presumably, therefore, the
> diplex with WNAC existed post NARBA. Oh, and the shared tower was
> reportedly a Blaw-Knox diamond. Anyone have any details on it? Height?
> (My guess is that the height was no greater than 350', which would
> have been half-wave at 1400. That was likely WAAB's frequency
> pre-NARBA.) I imagine that if a photo of the tower exists anywhere,
> Donna either has the photo or knows of its whereabouts.
> Would a 350' tower at that location have caused problems with Logan
> Airport? Isn't that site in the glide path? The towers at WMKI's
> current site, which is not very far from the old site, are only ~200',
> give or take.
> Dan Strassberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Garrett Wollman" <email@example.com>
> > WNLC and WTHT are the only ones that no longer exist AFAIK. WNLC
> > was
> > deleted some years back, and WTHT died in 1954 when the /Hartford
> > Times/ got out of radio. (Its 1230 kHz allocation was later
> > reactivated for a station in Manchester.) WAAB is now in Worcester
> > as
> > WVEI.
> > -GAWollman
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