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    Quote Originally Posted by Cincinnati Kid View Post
    When I first heard about this, I took it that it was an electric light bulb.
    Had he been around in those days, Tom Bodett could have been a spokesman for WLW.
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    Plugged into the electric radio

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kemosabe View Post
    WLW was not alone in its high-powered aspirations. In the 1930s, KNX, WJZ, WHAS, WJR, KDKA, KFI, WSM, WOAI, WOR, WGY, KSL, WBZ, and WHO sought increases to 500 kW. In 1962, WLW, WJR, WSM, WGN, and WHO applied for boosts to 750 kW. Two years later, in its battle with WNYC, WCCO filed for the same upgrade.
    There are a couple of hundred pages of correspondence and reports about the Clear Channel Broadcasting Service at https://www.americanradiohistory.com...r_Channels.htm


    That was the association of stations that wanted greater power on the 1-A clear channels. They did not give up until the FCC finally said "no" and began proceedings to license additional stations on those national clear channels with the objective of serving areas with poor radio service. Stations were granted on many of those channels in places like Guymon, Casper, Kalispell, St. Georges, Four Corners, Roswell, Eugene, Boise, Reno, Las Vegas, Grand Junction, and Lexington.
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    David, I have to wonder if you still have any of those tapes from HJED you recorded years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiritof67 View Post
    David, I have to wonder if you still have any of those tapes from HJED you recorded years ago.
    I wish! They stayed in Cleveland and were thrown out when I moved to Ecuador a couple of years later.
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    What would be the "health risks" today if a station was allowed to broadcast at 500,000 watts. People complain now about cell towers giving off radiation, I can only imagine what they would be saying about a super station at 500,000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don CT View Post
    What would be the "health risks" today if a station was allowed to broadcast at 500,000 watts. People complain now about cell towers giving off radiation, I can only imagine what they would be saying about a super station at 500,000.
    There seems to be no health issue regarding medium wave signals. While NIMBY groups bring it up regularly when some station tries to relocate near them, the health concern is rapidly dismissed due to lack of evidence.

    But yes, you are right, uninformed or ignorant people will object without ever looking for the facts, first.

    There are / were many, many 500,000 to 2 million watt stations all over Europe, the Middle East and Asia and none has been reported to have been the cause of health issues.

    500 kw TWR in Bonaire (now 440 kw) has run from the 60's and there is no health issue reported there. Same with 250 kw XEW in Mexico City...

    It is infinitely more dangerous to live near a freeway or main highway than next to a powerful radio station.
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    For many years, in addition to the WLW transmitter and tower in Mason, the area was also the site of a Voice of America installation with its multiple towers. Quite a bit of radio power going on there at that time.

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    As Cincinnati folks know, the former Voice of America transmitter site is still there as a museum and meeting facility. The land the towers sat on has been turned into Voice of America Park.

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    There is a tiny minority of people out there who claim to suffer adverse affects from exposure to RF, although it is hard to quantify exactly what types and amounts of RF are "affecting" them. Many of them blame cell phone towers for their afflictions. Some claim to be affected by the presence of Wi-Fi signals.

    These people may be genuinely experiencing symptoms of some kind. Whether it has anything to do with RF is doubtful. There is apparently a community of such people living near Green Bank, WV, which is a "radio quiet zone" because of the radio astronomy that takes place there. No cell phones allowed.

    I was contacted once by an individual who claimed to be suffering ill effects from a radio tower we built near his home for a class-A FM station. He identified it as a "cell tower", although at the time there was no cell site there. I ran some numbers and determined that the worst-case RF level from our station, at his house, was probably less than what is allowed to leak from the average microwave oven.

    If you watch "Better Call Saul" on AMC, you will recall one of the major characters suffered from a similar problem, to the extent that he shut off the power in his house and used camping lanterns for light...although it was later revealed that his problem was entirely psychological.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wimmmex View Post
    I think when Herb Jepco did his overnight show...he was originally on KSL Salt Lake....and WHAS Louisville. Ity coverred a good deal of the continent.

    KSL = http://www.nf8m.com/pattern_maps/US-...p_1160KHz.html

    WHAS = http://www.nf8m.com/pattern_maps/US-...ap_840KHz.html

    Add WBZ to that plan, and it would cover almost the whole US, no?

    http://www.nf8m.com/pattern_maps/US-...p_1030KHz.html
    WPHT http://www.nf8m.com/pattern_maps/US-...p_1210KHz.html

    KYW: http://www.nf8m.com/pattern_maps/US-...p_1060KHz.html
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