Changes at WHMP

Rob Landry
Mon Sep 24 07:09:06 EDT 2018

On Sat, 22 Sep 2018, A Joseph Ross wrote:

> 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.

A translator can relay an HD2 or HD3 channel; in fact, many stations use 
these channels as STLs to feed what are essentially new FM stations that, 
moreover, don't count toward local ownership caps. The only drawback is 
that translators are limited to nomore than 250 watts.


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