650 AM All Digital

Rob Landry 011010001@interpring.com
Wed Dec 8 10:13:47 EST 2021

On Tue, 7 Dec 2021, Tim Gordon wrote:

> Yes, and I've been impressed that at night I still get an almost constant
> HD indicator, and a listenable signal out in these parts cutting in & out
> about 50% of the time, as I drive around. This time (last night) was
> different, a complete shut down of their transmitter as far as I could
> tell, and at 6:47pm which is 2+ hours after sunset. Maybe they went back to

No, they never went back to analog. I can only assume you were 
experiencing some sort of interference. Without an analog signal to back 
up the HD, it just mutes if it can't decode the digital. And all that 
interferece you typically hear on the AM band is still there; it's just 
being covered up. WSRO can only run 100 watts after sunset, and it's got a 
Class A in Nashville on the same frequency.

> But they're back on today, and for the first time I've heard some air
> checks along the lines of, "AM 650, Boston's True Jazz station, WSRO" and
> the like. Seems to be programming that's a little different than what Rob
> L. had mentioned that he'd arranged, I think?

The format got tweaked a bit by Stu Fink, but it's still basically the 
same format.

There is a format change coming at the beginning of next month. I *think* 
the jazz format will continut on 1410/98.1, but I'm not sure.


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