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    Quote Originally Posted by wavo View Post
    Good point! Is the real estate they presently operate from not marketable for some reason?
    It is likely not premium real estate. If you drive by it, the area is full of rather old and decrepit factory and warehouse buildings, many looking like they are not in use (which may be deceptive and a good mask for sweatshops inside!). I would guess that, today, the cost of doing engineering, getting new land and permits and moving would just not be worth it for an AM station.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wavo View Post
    Is the real estate they presently operate from not marketable for some reason?
    It's situated near one of the most polluted waterways in America.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidEduardo View Post
    660 and 880, being non-directional...were not compelled to move to High Island...it is truly the dream site for both stations.
    Why not the third dominant clear in the market, also?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ai4i View Post
    Why not the third dominant clear in the market, also?
    Good question. Of course, it's likely that they preferred the site in Lodi, NJ, that they already had, as it was fairly unpopulated when built and wasted less signal over the water. The island site looks like it can't accomodate another tower, and I doubt they'd have wanted to try to put 2 signals that are each 110 kcs apart from each other into a triplexer back when all those calculations were done by hand and the result was often fairly high Q narrow bandwidth circuits. I built a diplexer for 570 and 805, a bit over a quarter megacycle apart, and even then it was extra work to keep the bandwidth we wanted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidEduardo View Post
    ...and even then it was extra work to keep the bandwidth we wanted.
    Who would have ever suspected that we would have so many multiplexed arrays as we have today
    and that many of them would be directionals with multiple patterns for days and nights?

    You know about our three stations that just played musical transmitter sites in south Florida,
    two of the three markedly improved their day and night signals,
    not a single tower was added or removed, and all sixteen of them are still being used,
    though R-L suggests that the one in Boynton is no longer there, and I do not know if they are.
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    Many years ago, WCBS would pause 10 (or was it 30?) seconds overnight for "a transmitter adjustment." Does anyone know why? (Of course, we all know that the 880 signal is non-directional.)

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    Per the rules at the time, some readings and measurements were supposed to be taken with no modulation (which made Paul Harvey's show a good time to take base current readings at a directional I worked at). I would imagine it could have been something like that


    Quote Originally Posted by Kemosabe View Post
    Many years ago, WCBS would pause 10 (or was it 30?) seconds overnight for "a transmitter adjustment." Does anyone know why? (Of course, we all know that the 880 signal is non-directional.)

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    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/08/...tman-obituary/. One of WCBS Radio's first talent as an all News station Harvey Hauptman is dead at 87.

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