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    Exclamation Joe Raineri, Revolution Radio 93.5 and West Palm Beach

    Okay, so I know that "revolution" has it's main signal on 93.5 in the keys.
    http://radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/pat...atus=L&hours=U
    And they are on one of the iHeart HD2 channels, so they can be on both the 93.5 translator in Miami
    http://radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/patg?id=W228BY-FX&s=C
    and one in Fort Lauderdale.
    http://radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/patg?id=W228BV-FX&s=C

    I see that Joe Raineri, most recently from WMEN 640, has been picked up by Zoo Communications to do mornings on the quad cast. And on his show page, he posted this:
    "So I guess I'm taking my talents to South Beach. Couldn't be happier to be heading to Miami to work with some of the most talented radio people I've ever met. This is only the beginning. Soon enough I'll be back waking up with my friends in Palm Beach County as well. Get Ready!"

    I'm taking that to read that Zoo is in talks to buy WBGF from JVC.
    http://radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/patg?id=WBGF-FM&s=C

    Thoughts?
    Last edited by AMRocks; 05-18-2017 at 09:32 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMRocks View Post
    Okay, so I know that "revolution" has it's main signal on 93.5 in the keys.
    http://radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/pat...atus=L&hours=U
    And they are on one of the iHeart HD2 channels, so they can be on both the 93.5 translator in Miami
    http://radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/patg?id=W228BY-FX&s=C
    and one in Fort Lauderdale.
    http://radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/patg?id=W228BV-FX&s=C

    I see that Joe Raineri, most recently from WMEN 640, has been picked up by Zoo Communications to do mornings on the quad cast. And on his show page, he posted this:
    "So I guess I'm taking my talents to South Beach. Couldn't be happier to be heading to Miami to work with some of the most talented radio people I've ever met. This is only the beginning. Soon enough I'll be back waking up with my friends in Palm Beach County as well. Get Ready!"

    I'm taking that to read that Zoo is in talks to buy WBGF from JVC.
    http://radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/patg?id=WBGF-FM&s=C

    Thoughts?
    Could be. They bought a station in the Keys to feed translators in Dade and Broward so they could do the same with WBGF for West Palm. I'd like to know how well they bill.

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    Is this guy related to the late Mike Raineri?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ai4i View Post
    Is this guy related to the late Mike Raineri?
    Same name, different spelling

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    Quote Originally Posted by strangelove View Post
    Could be. They bought a station in the Keys to feed translators in Dade and Broward so they could do the same with WBGF for West Palm. I'd like to know how well they bill.
    The Keys station is commercial. Commercial stations can't use translators to extend the reach of their coverage. I presume that the translators are rebroadcasting leased HD-2 channels.

    The FCC is clear: "Ownership and financial support: In general, commercial primary stations and anyone associated with a commercial primary station may neither own nor provide direct or indirect support to non-fill-in translator stations, both before and after the translator commences operation." The only exception is where a station uses translators to fill in "white areas" and I do not believe there are any such areas anywhere in FL, let alone in the Miami MSA.

    They apparently don't report to MK, so no idea on billings. It would surprise me if they had any significant revenue. There is not even much on their website that ties in with clients, save for a show or two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidEduardo View Post


    The Keys station is commercial. Commercial stations can't use translators to extend the reach of their coverage. I presume that the translators are rebroadcasting leased HD-2 channels.

    The FCC is clear: "Ownership and financial support: In general, commercial primary stations and anyone associated with a commercial primary station may neither own nor provide direct or indirect support to non-fill-in translator stations, both before and after the translator commences operation." The only exception is where a station uses translators to fill in "white areas" and I do not believe there are any such areas anywhere in FL, let alone in the Miami MSA.

    They apparently don't report to MK, so no idea on billings. It would surprise me if they had any significant revenue. There is not even much on their website that ties in with clients, save for a show or two.
    I'm betting they are leasing an HD channel from iHeart to feed the translators. But I don't have an HD radio to find out for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMRocks View Post
    I'm betting they are leasing an HD channel from iHeart to feed the translators. But I don't have an HD radio to find out for sure!
    I do have one so to answer it... yes. W228BY is rebroadcast from WHYI-HD2. And yes, ANCO leases it from iHeart to air programming there.

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    According to this article from WPTV Anco Media Group has purchased WBGF and will be upgrading it to 50kw by July 1. Hmm. So far there's no application to transfer the license but what I'm curious about is upgrading to 50kw. They have to protect WGYL 93.7 in Vero Beach but to the south they'd only have to protect their own WZFL. Can they have the protection rule waived for their own station and push WBGF's signal south?

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    Quote Originally Posted by strangelove View Post
    According to this article from WPTV Anco Media Group has purchased WBGF and will be upgrading it to 50kw by July 1.
    I do not see any application pending, and it looks like they would have to deepen their nulls a lot.
    Plus, adding 5db to their signal toward the east would still not match the major Miami stations in downtown WPB.
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