650 AM All Digital

jjlehmann@comcast.net jjlehmann@comcast.net
Tue Jan 4 10:58:03 EST 2022

Looking at WSCS's website, it's the service that used to be run by WCRB, which still runs on WFCC and WCRI as well.

Jeff Lehmann

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From: Boston-Radio-Interest <boston-radio-interest-bounces@lists.BostonRadio.org> On Behalf Of A Joseph Ross
Sent: Tuesday, January 4, 2022 1:51 AM
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Subject: Re: 650 AM All Digital

They seem to be running the same classical service as WSCS.

On 1/3/2022 8:40 AM, Rob Landry wrote:
> Classical: http://natrix.springfieldsvariety.com:8000/wsro
> Jazz: http://natrix.springfieldsvariety.com:8000/wzbr
> Rob
> On Sun, 2 Jan 2022, Tim Gordon wrote:
>> Enjoying the 1/1/22 change to classical on 650, it makes good use of 
>> the dynamic range etc. capabilities. I'll let Rob post the online 
>> feed links to
>> 650 and 1410 which he sent me if he wants to make those public, I 
>> think they're pretty cool, to use the technical term. No pressure. 
>> :-D --Tim
>> On Wed, Dec 8, 2021 at 10:14 AM Rob Landry <011010001@interpring.com>
>> wrote:
>>> 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.
>>> Rob

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