Is WILD-AM's Audio Problem At The Source?

Bob Nelson
Fri Jun 7 10:33:09 EDT 2013

I scanned the dial recently and 1090's audio wasn't too bad--still low but
better than before. What got me was when they first started they would have
a couple in-studio hosting and a reporter or something would be calling in.
You'd hear the reporter half decently but the in-studio hosts were faint...

On Thu, Jun 6, 2013 at 5:15 PM, Laurence Glavin <> wrote:

> I was viewing a Dave's TV commentary at DCRTV via, and
> something he said startled me. He was scanning the
> AM dial in DC and its suburbs, and when he stopped at 1190, WCRW-AM 50K
> from Virginia but oriented toward
> the Washington area and appealing to the Asian population there, Dave
> remarked that the raw signal coming in
> was satisfactory, but he couldn't hear any audio. They follow the same
> format as WILD-AM 1090 in
> Boston, serving as a rebroadcaster of programming from China Radio
> International. If you've ever tried listening to
> China Radio on WILD-AM, most of the time you'll experience a seemingly
> dead carrier unless you pump it up.
> But if Dave is right, and the same problem afflicts WCRW in the DC area,
> could this problem be with the source and
> not at WILD? This format has been on WILD-AM for a long time, so it seems
> as though management of
> WILD would alert China Radio about the problem, but who knows?

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