WBZ-AM Allston backup is no more

Doug Drown ashboy1951@gmail.com
Fri Oct 16 07:51:30 EDT 2020

So what will WBZ use for backup now?  I live in midcoast Maine, and can
recall brief several occasions in recent years when the station had to use
diminished power for its signal.

On Fri, Oct 16, 2020 at 3:34 AM Kevin Vahey <kvahey@gmail.com> wrote:

> On October 6th the tower that was used as a backup transmitter for
> WBZ-AM in Allston was dismantled.
> My research indicates the tower was erected around 1950 as a backup to
> the taller tower used by Channel 4 and was only used when there was an
> ice buildup on the taller tower. That tower collapsed during Hurricane
> Carol in 1954 and the small tower was used by Channel 4 until they
> were able to use the old WEEI-FM tower in Medford before moving to
> Needham in 1957.
> The tower was then used as a backup for WBZ-AM.
> The tower had to be taken down to clear space for the new Channel 4
> studios which will replace the current facility built in 1948.

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