WJIB at 101.3

A Joseph Ross joe@attorneyross.com
Wed Aug 16 22:42:37 EDT 2017

I get the picture.  FM is where the audience is now, and I assume that's 
why Bob put up the translator.  The first translator I heard, a few 
years ago, was WHMP's translator in Northampton.  While I was listening 
to them on AM, they mentioned "WHMP-FM" and gave the frequency, and I 
tuned to it.  It had a much better signal than the AM, and I set a 
button for it on my car radio.  But there was no competing station, 
legal or otherwise, interfering, at least within the area that I was 

So if, as I assume, Bob put the translator on the air in order to get 
the FM audience, and I believe he has some FM stations, translators or 
otherwise, in Maine, I would think he'd be talking about their 
frequencies from time to time.

On 8/16/2017 9:49 PM, Bob Nelson wrote:
> The pirate has an Instagram message saying they have heard the rumors 
> and only can say they are trying to restore programming..but people 
> can get it on an app.
> As for FM translators I too note what Bob is doing. But:
> WSNO Barre VT got an FM translator and changed the AM from talk radio 
> to CHR.. because it must be a simulcast.1450 and 105.7 now known as 
> "105.7 The Beat".
> WMVX Salem NH is on 1110 and also 98.9 as a translator. Known as 
> Valley 98.9
> WRCA Watertown and WNBP Newburyport each have translators at 106.1 and 
> are known as Bloomberg 106.1
> Get the picture?
> On Aug 16, 2017 8:41 PM, "A Joseph Ross" <joe@attorneyross.com 
> <mailto:joe@attorneyross.com>> wrote:
>     Well, I'm glad the pirate moved, since it made the WJIB translator
>     useless in my area.  Without the pirate interfering, the FM signal
>     is superior to the AM signal, especially at night.
>     I notice that Bob hasn't mentioned the translator on the air yet,
>     he just refers to 730 and 740.  That harkens back to my younger
>     days, when stations that did AM-FM simulcasting (except for WCRB)
>     talked about the AM frequency and almost never mentioned the FM
>     frequency. That was fine back when most of the audience was on AM,
>     but I assume Bob put up the translator, as well as his other
>     stations in Maine so that people will listen to them, and they
>     won't unless they know about them.
>     I suppose the WJIB translator is still in the test stage, but Bob
>     doesn't mention the other Maine stations either, unless he uses
>     announcements that are only heard in Maine.
>     On 8/16/2017 5:17 PM, Bob Nelson wrote:
>         Hearing from 2 different people that the pirate first tried
>         100.5, and now
>         100.9...both right next to WZLX.There's a huge list of local
>         pirates in
>         Boston, Brockton and elsewhere...including some others right
>         next to big
>         legit stations like this.
>         On Wednesday, August 16, 2017, Kaimbridge M. GoldChild
>         <Kaimbridge@gmail.com <mailto:Kaimbridge@gmail.com>>
>         wrote:
>             Bob “RaccoonRadio” Nelson wrote,
>                 As I'd mentioned WJIB's translator is doing better
>                 here on the
>                 North Shore or at least the pirate doesn't seem to be
>                 interfering.
>                 Indeed I am on the fringe area of their signal,
>                 anyway. I am
>                 hearing from some listeners of WJIB on a Facebook
>                 group; people in
>                 Dorchester, Copley Sq. and Roslindale are getting
>                 W267CE now with
>                 no interference and one person said they could barely
>                 pick up the
>                 pirate right around where it was supposed to be
>                 broadcasting from.
>                 So they may have turned the power way down, or maybe
>                 that was some
>                 other station coming in--but he did seem to think it
>                 was Big City.
>             Yup, by 2:25am Monday morning, “Big City 101.3” was no where
>             to be heard at the South Station postal facility (or—later
>             confirmed—anywheres up on the North Shore)...just Bob B.ʼs
>             W267CE
>             (w/Milfordʼs W267CD mixing in, up on the North Shore)!
>             Back in March, I got the Sangean DT-160 AM/FM Pocket
>             Radio, with
>             good sensitivity, excellent (even adjacent channel)
>             selectivity
>             and SUPERB(!!!) image overload rejection:  While all of
>             the other
>             radios at South Station were “image wastelands” on FM due
>             to the
>             Pruʼs FM stick, the DT-160 had absolutely NO imaging
>             whatsoever
>             (even in the all-window cafeteria facing the Pru) except,
>             maybe,
>             very, very, VERY slight (and I mean to the point of not really
>             being able to distinguish from the background noise floor!)
>             “image hash” at the very bottom of the dial (87-89 MHz),
>             as well
>             as maybe an extremely weak image at .2 MHz above (and below?)
>             the Pru signals (e.g., 100.7➜100.9)—though easily overtaken by
>             the slightest bona fide on channel signal!....The biggest
>             gripe
>             I have with the DT-160 is its about .6-.9 sec. frequency
>             change
>             silence!
>             What this means is—besides getting the Cape, RI, Worcester and
>             SEʼrn NH to varying strength as regulars (as well as any tropo
>             from ME to CT to LI/NYC {have already logged CT-95.7 and
>             LI-97.5
>             a couple of times} and probably even further)—all of the (even
>             Pru adjacent channel) Boston area pirates are receivable at
>             South Station!
>             (I was off last night, and the night before I didnʼt hear
>             anything on 100.5, but I will most certainly check tonight)
>                   ~Kaimbridge~
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