[B-R-I] Re: WMVX 1570 change of transmitter site
Sun Mar 13 22:20:32 EDT 2016
Actually Marlborough did/does have WUTF-DT 66.
From: Boston-Radio-Interest [mailto:boston-radio-interest-bounces@lists.BostonRadio.org] On Behalf Of Scott Fybush
Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2016 8:27 PM
Subject: Re: [B-R-I] Re: WMVX 1570 change of transmitter site
On 3/13/2016 7:40 PM, Jeff Lehmann 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.
> I wonder how they got away with making this move since there is no
> other radio or TV station licensed to Beverly? Usually stations are
> only allowed to change city of license when there is another station
> licensed to the town/city.
The rules are a little looser for class D AMs. In this case, I believe part of the showing was that Methuen was even more underserved than Beverly.
This is not the first such move in recent memory; WSRO 1470 left Marlborough with no licensed service when it became WAZN in Watertown a few years ago.
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