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

Jeff Lehmann jjlehmann@comcast.net
Sun Mar 13 22:20:32 EDT 2016

I see...

Actually Marlborough did/does have WUTF-DT 66.

Jeff Lehmann
Hanson, MA

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From: Boston-Radio-Interest [mailto:boston-radio-interest-bounces@lists.BostonRadio.org] On Behalf Of Scott Fybush
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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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