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  1. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by MarcB View Post
    Don't forget 800, 890, and 1400 all have FM translators now as well.
    I didn't think 890's 94.9 was on the air yet, as I was told that it would be a very difficult build on the 890/1060 array because of filtering out the AM signals. I do see that their website and facebook page certainly highlights 94.9 now though. Has anyone out near Ashland actually heard it yet?

  2. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by Eli Polonsky View Post
    WUNR features a lot of Spanish programming, even if brokered, Spanish is the majority of their airtime. The Boston area also has primarily different types of Spanish formats on 800 (from Lawrence), 890, 1150, 1230, 1300, (maybe 1330 again when it comes back on), 1400 (from Lowell), 1570, and others. WNTN is probably better off serving (and selling time to) a variety of other ethnic groups that may not be being served elsewhere on the dial.
    1570 isn't Spanish; it's Brazilian Portuguese.

  3. #33
    Quote Originally Posted by raccoonradio View Post

    Came in pretty well, and consider only 750 w, but from a tower in Cambridge.On the radio-locator map for the CP, N Reading is in Distant, rather than Local or Fringe
    I tried to listen about 6PM Monday Evening (still daylight now), and I was picking up a preacher from WITK In Penn.

    Also, does anyone have their new schedule? Their new website seems to be missing one....

  4. #34
    Quote Originally Posted by Wimmmex View Post
    I tried to listen about 6PM Monday Evening (still daylight now), and I was picking up a preacher from WITK In Penn.

    Also, does anyone have their new schedule? Their new website seems to be missing one....
    Overnights they will repeat the day schedule. Not sure about Saturdays, but I their longtime English Public Affairs show 1550 Today with Paul Roberts will remain. That's what they said a few weeks ago anyway. That had aired Saturdays from 8-9AM.

    I'm guessing the Weekend schedule might remain slightly the same, I'm not sure. With the exception of Grecian Echoes (And the sister Sports show on Sunday The Benchwarmers), Abundant Life with Robert Reed, 1550 Today, UDH Radio, Arabian Nights, Arabic Baptist Church, Leading The Way (Arabic), and Farrakhan Speaks Hour were the only shows that were not dropped and replaced with the public domain UN Radio that ran during the station's final months in Newton.

    The UN Radio was originally a midday block, it's all public domain content. But as leases began running out as the station was about to be sold off, almost the entire schedule with the exception of Grecian Echoes, the shows mentioned above and Greek Voice Of America was replaced entirely by it as the leases ran out. They had a handful of Legal IDs voiced by the previous owner, along with 1 jingle cutting in at the top of the hour automatically. They dug out an old jingle for the final days in Newton. Was surprised to hear it. Had not been used for years.
    TOH ID Jingle (Skip to 2:09): http://www.mediafire.com/file/q2xq9q...23001_Line.mp3

    Anyway, back to the schedule
    Officially...
    Weekdays and Sundays 7AM-12PM: Grecian Echoes (Flagship show) with The Benchwarmers (English Sports Talk show) 1-2PM Sundays
    12PM-1: Armenian
    1-2PM: Portuguese (Portugal)
    2PM-3:30-PM: Italian
    3:30PM-5PM: Irish
    5PM-7PM: Greek Voice Of America
    Last edited by JeremyAndrews; 03-14-2017 at 03:07 PM. Reason: typos
    Jeremy Andrews

  5. #35
    Quote Originally Posted by Wimmmex View Post
    I tried to listen about 6PM Monday Evening (still daylight now), and I was picking up a preacher from WITK In Penn.
    I tried WNTN last night, and their three watt night signal did not seem to be on the air. Maybe they haven't gotten the night signal going yet since the transmitter move.

    If it was on, I should get it here in Somerville a few miles from Fresh Pond, since I used to be able to (faintly) get the old three watt night signal from Newton, and I'm getting a much stronger day signal here from Fresh Pond than I did from Newton despite the lower wattage.

  6. #36
    It's a pretty new Nautel transmitter Been in use only a few years. They might be signing off at 7. They plan on replaying the daytime programming after 7PM but not yet (Few weeks maybe)

    The whole station had to be re built. They used mostly in studio hosts with automatic Legal IDs and some pre recorded programming.

    Not only did they have to build a completely new transmitter system at WJIB's tower, but they also had to re build the studios at their building in Needham.

    The Grecian Echoes studio has been operating since February but the rest of the equipment left over from the 4 studios at the building in Newton might still need to be picked up and moved and installed for the other studios. A lot of it is quite old. I think they actually got some new(er) equipment for the new Grecian Echoes studio.
    Last edited by JeremyAndrews; 03-14-2017 at 05:43 PM.

  7. #37

    UNR...not to be confused with W-UNR

    Quote Originally Posted by JeremyAndrews View Post

    The UN Radio was originally a midday block, it's all public domain content. But as leases began running out as the station was about to be sold off, almost the entire schedule with the exception of Grecian Echoes, the shows mentioned above and Greek Voice Of America was replaced entirely by it as the leases ran out.
    So...no airing of United Nations radio at all now?

  8. #38
    Quote Originally Posted by Wimmmex View Post
    So...no airing of United Nations radio at all now?

    Nope. That was all just filling time while they were waiting to finish the sale. It's all available on the UN Radio Website if you want to hear it.
    Jeremy Andrews

  9. #39
    webstream is up. Abacast. Sounds 100 times better than the old one.

    Basically they are playing music blocks from each of the languages in the lineup.

    http://v6.player.abacast.net/5838
    Jeremy Andrews

  10. #40
    Quote Originally Posted by JeremyAndrews View Post
    webstream is up. Abacast. Sounds 100 times better than the old one.

    Basically they are playing music blocks from each of the languages in the lineup.

    http://v6.player.abacast.net/5838
    Nod to the station's past, they have a Disco hour Saturdays from 2-3.
    Jeremy Andrews

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