Changes at WHMP
Sun Sep 23 17:12:26 EDT 2018
96.9 came along before the new FM translators tied down to AM stations, so it was allowed to translate an HD channel, as it’s doing as oldies.
The new 101.5 was part of the “AM revitalization” window, so it is mandated to translate an AM station for some amount of time.
> On Sep 23, 2018, at 3:41 PM, Dave Doherty <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Translators (what you refer to as repeaters) are allowed to rebroadcast HD
> channels. It's happening all over the place.
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> I'm in the Amherst area for a few days, and I was surprised to find that
> 96.9 FM is no longer the FM repeater for WHMP. It's now "Pure Oldies 96.9,"
> with oldies from the 1950s and 1960s. The ads seem to be local ads, and the
> only legal ID, or mention of call letters at all, is "WLZX-FMHD3." I didn't
> know a repeater could be used to relay the programming of an HD3 channel.
> WLDX is at FM 99.3, but I've been enjoying Pure Oldies so much that I
> haven't checked to see what they are doing.
> The WHMP website indicates that they are now on FM at 101.5 in Northampton
> and 107.5 in Greenfield, which I also haven't checked. It also says that
> they are on AM at 1240 and 1400. This apparently means that they still have
> WHMQ in Greenfield, but have eliminated their Springfield relay, which I
> believe was called WHNP.
> Both WHMP and WLZX are owned by Saga Communications.
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