Kevin Vahey
Sun Jun 7 00:29:13 EDT 2015

Simple - WPTR was beaming 50K due east from Colonie, NY. At night you
had trouble hearing them in Schenectady.

Same applied to WKBW, CKLW and WCFL to name 3.

WBZ has always been iffy around Springfield which explains why
Westinghouse kept WBZA on as long as the could but turned the license
back to the FCC in 1962 to allow them to buy WINS New York
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On Sat, Jun 6, 2015 at 11:07 PM, A Joseph Ross <> wrote:
> And how much does the power of the signal affect things?  As I said, I got a
> useable signal for WBZ in the daytime in Amherst, but only sometimes at
> night in the dorm.  When driving, I think the fact that I was in a moving
> vehicle made things worse, and the constantly changing nature of the
> reception led me to tune elsewhere.  In fact, as I recall, I found the
> entire AM band unusable while driving home at night from Amherst until I got
> close enough to Boston.
> WGY came in well in Amherst.
> So what does WPTR have that made it reach Boston so well back in the day?

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