WLAW claim

Jim Hall aerie.ma@comcast.net
Tue Jul 23 12:25:47 EDT 2019

Just browsing through some Broadcasting Magazine yearbooks at
americanradiohistory.com. In the 1949 yearbook (page 149), WLAW Lawrence has
a full page ad proclaiming itself as "New England's most powerful radio
station". On what basis did WLAW make this claim, considering that even with
50 kW from Burlington, it is still a Class B (old Class II) station, with
WBZ and WTIC as Class A (Class I-A and I-B)? Now, where I live in Andover,
680 is much stronger than 1030 given the distances involved and the
radiation patterns, but is/was 680 really "New England's most powerful radio

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