WNAC 1200

Kevin Vahey kvahey@gmail.com
Thu Aug 2 01:15:23 EDT 2012

Simple layman's terms - at 1260 they were limited to 5,000 watts non
directional day  - and directional at night.

In theory back in 1947 they could have applied for 50K non directional day
( but WCAU would have been an issue ) and at night into the ocean.

I am guessing WNAC was livid when WHDH upgraded to 50K

It is important to remember that Metro-West as we know it now really did
not exist in the late 40's. Metro Boston was considered anything inside
what would become the 128 ring.

Honestly 1260 right after the war was probably the third best signal in
Boston proper behind WBZ and WEEI. Creative engineering made 850 and 680

On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 11:57 PM, A Joseph Ross <joe@attorneyross.com> wrote:

> On 8/1/2012 12:04 PM, Donna Halper wrote:
>  On 8/1/2012 11:16 AM, Jim Hall wrote:
>>> In perusing old Broadcasting magazines this morning, I was intrigued
>>> that in
>>> 1947 the then WNAC 1260 requested a move to 1200 kHz, 50 kW directional
>>> from
>>> the FCC. The request was of course turned down and they bought WLAW 680
>>> instead. I am trying to imagine WRKO 1200 jingles now.haha.
>> John Shepard 3rd complained bitterly about 1260, which WNAC was moved to
>> in 1928.  He tried unsuccessfully for years to get a lower frequency on the
>> dial, and ironically, never lived to see it happen, since he died in 1950,
>> whereas the move took place in 1953.
> I understand why 680 was much better, but.maybe people out there could
> indulge this non-engineer a bit more and explain why was 1260 that bad and
> why would 1200 have been that much better?
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