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    1110 sold their AM site off 4th St in St. Petersburg. They are now non-directional, diplexed with WAMA in Tampa. That's why they have the reduced 5.5kw Critical Hours power. I think their translator is to be on top of the Bank of America building in downtown Tampa with 250 watts.

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    The thing that I find most unprofessional (besides this) is that not only do they go off the air during the middle of songs,
    but this morning I was listening here, and they came on the air in the middle of a song.
    A computer must be rotating their songs 24/7 while a disconnected clock turns their transmitter on and off.

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    I was traveling south on U.S. 301 about 5 miles north of Ocala yesterday (around 1 pm), and on the car radio WTIS was coming in surprisingly well. Clearly a distant signal, but very consistent and relatively free of interference. I didn't get to stay with it because we were in the process of removing a CD and inserting another. But WTIS seems to be putting out a fairly strong north-south signal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ai4i View Post
    The thing that I find most unprofessional (besides this) is that not only do they go off the air during the middle of songs,
    but this morning I was listening here, and they came on the air in the middle of a song.
    A computer must be rotating their songs 24/7 while a disconnected clock turns their transmitter on and off.

    "Sonny, when I was your age, we back-timed the National Anthem to the Mutual network news...heh heh heh!"
    WTIS was recently sold, so it is possible that the old owner didn't transfer the web domain to the new owners, or shut the site down.

  5. #75
    Looks like WTIS is making a little progress. Their ID now says they are on both 1110 and 101.1, and the translator is on the air. The signal is okay. Pretty much a Metro Tampa signal. Gets a lot of interference outside the 60dBu service contour, especially to the east, as they have WJRR on the Co-Channel. The audio quality isn't to bad for a small operation, but needs some work. They also finally got rid of the old website as well, but not much improvement as it says "Coming Soon".

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmydean View Post
    ...and the translator is on the air. The signal is okay. Pretty much a Metro Tampa signal.
    Do you think it has moved from St. Pete to Tampa yet?
    W266CW's coverage looks slightly larger than,
    and a tad west of, but very similar to W280DW's.
    I am in the southern shadow of Bradenton's
    Radio Unidos (WUDN-LP),
    so I will have to do with the AM.
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    According to the FCC, WTIS is operating from their new site in Tampa. 10kW day, 5.5kW critical hours. Non-directional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankberry View Post
    According to the FCC, WTIS is operating from their new site in Tampa...
    I was curious about W266CW
    According to R-L, W266CW is or will be almost 600 feet up,
    so they should cover the Tampa side of the bay pretty well.
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    Documents (at this time) show that W266CW is licensed to St. Pete.

    Years ago, when I was CE for WQYK-FM, WTIS called me and asked me to get their transmitter back on the air.
    It was an old CCA 10kW unit which had not been maintained for a very long time. Their backup (pre-sunrise) transmitter was a 1950's 500 watt Gates which was in even worse shape.
    After taking some parts from my WQYK-FM stash, I did get the CCA back on the air.
    As I recall, I was never paid for the job and the parts were never returned.
    that was the last time I ever agreed to help them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ai4i View Post
    I was curious about W266CW
    According to R-L, W266CW is or will be almost 600 feet up,
    so they should cover the Tampa side of the bay pretty well.
    WUDN-LP will protect me from their signal!
    Sounds to me like they are emitting from downtown. I heard them all the way to Thonotossassa crystal clear, and I'm sure if they were at the Gandy site, they wouldn't get that far.

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