How relevant does he have to be and to whom?
Radio listening after 6 PM falls off to near nothing.
His P1 is 55 to dead.
It doesn't matter what WBZ claims for coverage in their glory days, there is no way they are covering 38 states and parts of Canada and are listenable for more than a few seconds at a time outside of MAYBE 200 miles from Hull MA when they are on the main box.
All the sales execs care about it the local market, I'm sure any national spots are placed from higher up in the company, so it is not a selling point that some farmer in Indiana is listening to WBZ when he is slopping the hogs.
If he was not making them money he would be gone, and that is all that is relevant at this point.
From NE Ohio many years back, I heard 250 watt Hawaiian stations, and relatively low powered stations from New Zealand and Australia as well as Argentina, Algeria, Poland and the like. But the listening was not for entertainment but for the challenge.
BTW, the listener to a distant station sends (if anyone still does that) a reception report. The station sends a QSL card or letter of verification. It's still an active hobby.
the man made noise is a killer, I can't even drive down the street without the AM band being unlistenable because of man made interference that was not there 30 years ago.
granted the AM sections of most car radios are absolute crap, but the noise floor is nowhere near the floor anymore.
BTW....the WBZ card bears the "Group W" emblem -- they were owned by Westinghouse Broadcasting back then......
It would nice to see WBZ extends it's all news programming until midnight. That would make Dan Rea relevant
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