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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by Eli Polonsky View Post
    I finally heard this WROL translator while driving through Central Square, Cambridge, and I heard why some of you are hearing NOTHING on it!
    No, that just started sometime yesterday: The first time I heard them, on the train, they sounded normal; this morning at 2:40am I heard them for the first time at the South Station PO, with the out of phase/distorted audio you described—it sounds like the IF image signal from a nearby radio (e.g., if someone is listening to 94.5, then there will be a muddy/bassy image at 105.2 on other radios in the immediate vicinity). They sound about, maybe, half as strong as Bloombergʼs 106.1 xltr, so they do get out!
    Interesting enough, at the same time, I heard a new, lower powered unLic pirate station on the frequency!
    ~Uncle Kaimbridge~

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  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by MarcB View Post
    The other board lists all the applicants for new translators.

    WMEX 1510 has applied for 101.1 FM in Weymouth.

    WJDA 1300 in Quincy has applied for 100.1 FM in Quincy.

    WBIX 1260 wants 97.3 FM in Medford.

    Over in New Bedford/Fall River.

    WBSM 1420 wants 99.5 FM in New Bedford.

    WNBH 1340 wants 101.3 FM in New Bedford.

    WSAR 1480 Fall River wants 95.9 FM in Fall River.
    Nothing on WSAR's page on Wikipedia on the FM Translator
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/WSAR

    Likewise on WBSM and WNBH

  3. #23
    I was under the impression that WVBF 1530 in Taunton was getting an FM presence as well.

  4. #24
    As of last night, it sounded like the audio phasing problem on the WROL translator was fixed, modulation level is better, but bandwidth still sounds limited, about the same as a clean AM signal.

    I'd think that a 95.9 translator for WSAR in Fall River would overlapping interference with WCRI Block Island, RI in areas of the MA/RI south coast. Though Fall River is outside WCRI's protected area, the WCRI signal hits the south coast well over the water.

  5. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by Eli Polonsky View Post
    As of last night, it sounded like the audio phasing problem on the WROL translator was fixed, modulation level is better, but bandwidth still sounds limited, about the same as a clean AM signal.
    Yeah, they seemed to have fixed itóat least to the extent it is nowóby Monday night.
    That new (Spanish?) pirate on the frequency seems about as strong, almost mimicking the strength of the xltr, even in the post office, where the signals get absorbed to varying degrees by the building.
    ~Uncle Kaimbridge~

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  6. #26
    I listen to WKOX 1430......during both Limbaugh and Hannity's shows there was a little blip saying March 5th both will be moving to 1200...no call letters...has 1430 been sold? Years ago wasn't there a Talk1200...Jeff Katz was the morning guy....IIRC wasn't it initially called something like Rush 1200?

  7. #27
    Yes, by early 2010* Clr Channel (was it officially iHeart yet?) swapped calls of WKOX 1200 and 1430."WXKS 1200" became Rush radio with Jeff Katz mornings and Jay Severin afternoons. 2 years later, talk was dropped for Bloomberg (eventually). By July 2015 when Kuhner replaced Rush on RKO, they made 1430 talk and Fox Sports.

    I don't know if 1430 is sold yet but the Bloomberg lease ends next week on 1200 and they have to sell 1430 somehow.
    As for WROL today I was in the area of Park Plaza and got the 100.3 simulcast.It showed up on my NextRadio app but display said WHEB maybe because I had it scan the dial in Beverly.

    *-Jan of 2010 Scott Brown wins special election.Word starts to break about Rush Radio coming.March, shows like Rush debut... Katz and Severin by April

  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by raccoonradio View Post

    I don't know if 1430 is sold yet but the Bloomberg lease ends next week on 1200 and they have to sell 1430 somehow.
    As announced a few months ago, 1430 is in the Ocean State Trust

    https://radioinsight.com/headlines/1...estment-trust/

    It can stay there as long as necessary. They've had stations in their other trusts for more than a dozen years.

    It looks like iHeart is making 1430 an orphan, moving their top syndicated talk shows to the 1200 frequency, which is a better signal. Who knows what they'll fill the time with on 1430. Most likely one of their syndicated formats.

  9. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigA View Post
    As announced a few months ago, 1430 is in the Ocean State Trust

    https://radioinsight.com/headlines/1...estment-trust/

    It can stay there as long as necessary. They've had stations in their other trusts for more than a dozen years.

    It looks like iHeart is making 1430 an orphan, moving their top syndicated talk shows to the 1200 frequency, which is a better signal. Who knows what they'll fill the time with on 1430. Most likely one of their syndicated formats.
    Does iHeart ever go the bottom-feeder, dollar-a-holler route with virtually worthless signals like this in other markets, or does it put its own programming on every station it has?

  10. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by CTListener View Post
    Does iHeart ever go the bottom-feeder, dollar-a-holler route with virtually worthless signals like this in other markets, or does it put its own programming on every station it has?
    That's a good question. I think it depends on the specifics of the station. Once its in the trust, it's up to the independent trustee to do whatever meets the expenses. But they're definitely not going to leave Rush and Hannity on this station when they have a better signal available.

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