pirate query

Kevin Vahey kvahey@gmail.com
Mon May 28 00:16:43 EDT 2012


The problem is the lease options are all on AM which is a tough sell to
people under 40.

WILD 'perhaps' could gave gotten a low powered night signal if they pursued
it but with the transmitter in Medford it would not have reached the target
area anyways. WBAL is perhaps the strongest out of market signal in Boston
which compounded things.

The Haitians are thrilled to get whatever AM slots they can - but Boston
needs a FM urban voice.

On Sun, May 27, 2012 at 11:16 PM, Garrett Wollman <wollman@bimajority.org>wrote:

> There are numerous legal radio stations that reach that area, several
> of which would be happy to lease the time.
> Unfortunately, even under the new LPFM rules, there's no way to
> squeeze one into Boston.  Framingham, on the other hand, could have a
> 102.9 LP100; one would probably cover at least 60% of the town's
> population if built in the right place.  (I'm sure Scott has already
> considered the possibility of building LPFMs in Rochester on 97.1,
> 97.3, 98.3, 98.5, 100.1, 100.9, 103.1, 104.3, and/or 106.3.)  Lowell
> and Lawrence could have 94.9 or 98.1; Brockton could have 101.1 or
> 102.9.  Worcester could also fit that 102.9.  You could put a 99.9 up
> in Woburn that would also serve a good chunk of Burlington,
> Winchester, and Lexington.  New Bedford could have 97.7 or 99.5 (I
> used the WCTK tower as the coordinate reference; apparently that meets
> second-adjacent spacing for a 97.7 LP100).
> I should seriously figure out who in Framingham ought to build that
> 102.9 and get them to apply for it.  I know enough people around here
> who could do the engineering work.
> -GAWollman

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