[B-R-I] Re: WMVX 1570 change of transmitter site

Kaimbridge M. GoldChild Kaimbridge@Gmail.com
Sun Mar 13 16:41:00 EDT 2016

Mark Connelly wrote,

 > I am fairly sure that the change of transmitter site for WMVX
 > 1570 from Beverly, MA to Andover, MA (CoL Methuen) occurred
 > this week on Wednesday (9 MAR).  Around noon EST I was
 > listening on the car radio and both 800 WNNW and 1570 WMVX
 > were off the air.  This left weak CJAD on 800 and WFTU on 1570.

Yup, you beat me to the punch—though I noticed it a week earlier 
(We 2 Mar) just after 5pm, when WMVX was definitively weaker and 
nullable in North Beverly.
I drove over to the Endicott College xmtr site Tuesday morning 
and WMVX programming was popping in and out with a dead carrier, 
with no increase in signal strength so, yes, I would say that the 
college site is now history.
If you look at the STA granting,


the opening background explanation says “that WMVX(AM) was 
informed that its current tower lease would not be renewed and 
that the station could only remain at its current licensed site 
until February 1, 2016.”
So where was the station during February, if elsewhere?
Then there is a major caveat:   “However, the STA is for daytime 
operation only and the daytime non-directional power is limited
to 3 kilowatts.”
Well, up to now, they have been a flagrant violator of their 
nighttime reduction requirements and it doesnʼt sound like that 
status has changed.

 > Note that WNNW and relocated WMVX are to be sharing the same
 > "stick" located just northeast of the I-93 / I-495 junction
 > in Andover, MA.

I believe it is the old (now auxiliary) 93.7 stick—?
Looking at the application search details,


it looks like the CoL change to Methuen has been approved a/o Feb 
Iʼve tried listening from about :50-:10 and havenʼt been able to 
catch a ToH ID.


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