Radio stations on the Hancock Tower...?
Tue Mar 20 14:12:48 EDT 2012
The last broadcast station to transmit from up there was the old 101.3 translator for WFNX.
On Mar 20, 2012, at 11:37 AM, Bob Nelson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The recent blackout in Boston led to backup transmitters being used
> for several stations whose towers were on the
> Prudential Building and it led me to thinking: what about the Hancock
> Tower? Do any stations broadcast from
> that skyscraper now, or did they in the past? I had thought at least
> one did, and bostonradio.org confirmed it, in its
> page about WZLX
>>> In 1980, the FM transmitter was moved to the Hancock Tower in downtown Boston. It didn't stay there for long, however: the transmitter burned up in 1982, and the Hancock people decided that they really didn't want broadcasters on their building if the equipment was going to do that
> I don't know if any other stations have broadcast from antennae on
> Hancock Tower, or if any do now.
> I know the CN Tower in Toronto was built to solve reception problems
> of TV and radio as higher buildings went up in that city.
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