A Joseph Ross joe@attorneyross.com
Sat Jun 6 17:32:32 EDT 2015

When I was a student at UMass Amherst, I found that WBZ was quite 
listenable in the daytime, but more difficult at night.  As I've driven 
to and from Amherst area from time to time since, I've continued to find 
the daytime signal useable, but not the nighttime signal.  I've often 
found myself wishing that WBZA were still around.  And I suppose that 
was why it continued to exist for so long.

On 6/6/2015 3:07 AM, Don via Boston-Radio-Interest wrote:
> WBZ claims a big signal at night...but if you drive due west from 
> Boston, you will find that after Worcester, WBZ's signal is fluttering 
> and unreliable.  But when you get to Albany it's pretty strong and 
> reliable.
> Someone from this list (I think it was Martin Waters) was in CT, and 
> said he couldn't get a decent signal from WBZ day or night. When I 
> think about it, WBZ has a lot of listeners in Mass, NH, and even 
> RI...but not so much in Vermont, W Mass, and CT.  Which is strange (to 
> me anyway) for a station that covers 38 states.
> Here's the question:  Does the area of the "dead zone" depend on the 
> frequency of the station?  i.e....I mentioned that WBZ (1030AM) is 
> pretty reliable in Albany and Upstate NY.  However, WGY (810AM (which 
> is directional towards New England) is occaisionally listenable, but 
> not a reliable night signal.  You would think it would be pretty equal 
> going both ways.
> Does the difference between 810 and 1030 alter the area of the "dead 
> zone" between ground wave and sky wave?
> Thanks for your help...this is something I've never understood fully. ;-) 

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