Power 96.9 changes format after one day

Bob DeMattia bob.bosra@demattia.net
Thu Jan 3 12:32:52 EST 2013

The Boston/Needham service contours are very close.  If anything,
the Needham location is a little better because it puts more signal
to the west, covering Worcester, and less signal over the ocean.
The Needham locations are also significantly higher - 60 to 110m
higher than the Pru.

93.7's antenna is 60m lower than the Prudential.  While the FCC may
let them have 3dB more power, this doesn't help when there's a hill
in the way.

My car radio agrees.  93.7 does great further north, but struggles
in Metrowest in areas that the other stations do fine.
Head down to the Brockton or New Bedford and you'll also have issues.
Entercom doesn't simulcast on 103.7 because they like the electric

So I'm standing by my classification.


On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 11:46 AM, Dan.Strassberg <dan.strassberg@att.net>wrote:

> Come on... Even though it's licensed to Lawrence, 93.7 qualifies as a
> full-market signal. Next thing we know, you'll be referring to the
> Needham/Newton signals (and maybe 89.7) as rimshots. I don't know how many
> posts I've read that referred to AM 1200 as a lousy signal. It's actually a
> decent signal; it's just not a killer. People should be more circumspect
> when they characterize broadcast signals.
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>  MIKE was pretty successful with a rimshot signal,
>> so would that format work on a full power station?

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