WCRN oldies or classic hits?
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    WCRN oldies or classic hits?

    Someone on I Love AM Radio facebook group getting Worcester's WCRN 830 in Niagara ON and says they're playing oldies, "weird..."

    10:35 pm on their stream..it says Michael Savage but E. Humperdink After the Lovin playing.Now...into Ride Like the Wind Christopher Cross
    "This is the north star. Fresh and familiar classic hits.On full service radio WCRN"
    Into Ringo It Don't Come Easy
    Now it says powered by Fox 25 morning news.Something just for nights. Now:
    We'll Never Have to Say Goodbye Again

    Gentle On My Mind
    Last edited by raccoonradio; 04-06-2017 at 10:47 PM.

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    Seems like it reminds me of how wmrc used to be in Milford. Very interesting.
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    They have used full service radio slogan for awhile.May well be talk etc by day, music by night.Fox (aka Cox Media) 25 morning news has been simulcast by them and maybe they're kicking in some money to sponsor music by night? Or is this a full format change? The use of "full service radio" makes me think it's the former and it implies music only at night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raccoonradio View Post
    "This is the north star. Fresh and familiar classic hits.On full service radio WCRN"
    I first noticed the switch Wednesday morning just after 3am.
    Sounds like they are taking lessons from WCAPó?
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    Quote Originally Posted by raccoonradio View Post

    "This is the north star. Fresh and familiar classic hits. On full service radio WCRN"
    I heard a bit of it the other night. It sounds like a "soft" oldies/classic hits of the '60s, '70s, '80s format.

    They should dig out and hook up their old C-Quam AM Stereo generator for this format, if they still have it!

    WCRN was in AM Stereo for a few years when it first came on in the '90s.

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    WCRN wasn't in AM Stereo during the "Swing 830" or "True Oldies" days, were they? They probably don't have the capability anymore, unless maybe now they have a newer transmitter like a Nautel now, which has stereo built in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlehmann View Post
    WCRN wasn't in AM Stereo during the "Swing 830" or "True Oldies" days, were they? They probably don't have the capability anymore, unless maybe now they have a newer transmitter like a Nautel now, which has stereo built in.
    WCRN was broadcasting an AM Stereo signal during the first couple of the "Swing 830" years, but I recall the programming was not in true stereo, perhaps because at least some of the material was recorded pre-stereo in the '40s and early '50s. It seemed to be broadcasting in a "fake stereo" process with one channel tinny, the other muddy.

    By the time it went to "True Oldies", it was transmitting a mono signal.

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