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    WNTY 990-AM What happened to their signal?

    Anyone know what happened to the signal of WNTY 990-AM? Being that we're in Southington it's usually crystal clear during the day and almost crystal clear at night, but the last couple of days the signal sounds weak and staticy day and night. This is on the house radio, my Walkman, and on the radio in the Honda Civic. Driving all over Southington the signal is like this. I only noticed because I turned on my Walkman for the first time in a long time the other day, so I'm not sure how long their signal has sounded like crap. In the house and car we listen to their 96.1 FM signal and when when I walk or am working on my laptop in the office I'm listening on the tune-in app on my smart phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcB View Post
    Anyone know what happened to the signal of WNTY 990-AM? Being that we're in Southington it's usually crystal clear during the day and almost crystal clear at night, but the last couple of days the signal sounds weak and staticy day and night. This is on the house radio, my Walkman, and on the radio in the Honda Civic. Driving all over Southington the signal is like this. I only noticed because I turned on my Walkman for the first time in a long time the other day, so I'm not sure how long their signal has sounded like crap. In the house and car we listen to their 96.1 FM signal and when when I walk or am working on my laptop in the office I'm listening on the tune-in app on my smart phone.
    who on here but you cares? Why not email them and ask?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SomeRadioGuy View Post
    who on here but you cares? Why not email them and ask?
    I don't even care. Aside from the other night when I turned on my Walkman I don't remember the last time I listened to an AM radio station or any radio station on a regular radio. (The radio that Mom leaves on in the kitchen or the radio in the car not withstanding). I do all my listening on my Smart Phone now. For $50 a month I get 8 GB of Data (in addition to unlimited talk and text). That 8 GB is enough to listen to Kool Radio, Hot 93.7, 104.3 BMX Jams (Chicago), La Mega 101.7, Bomba-FM on my phone when I can't get Wi-Fi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SomeRadioGuy View Post
    who on here but you cares? Why not email them and ask?
    I don't know why you have to make all these jerky comments. If you don't like the thread, don't be on it and keep moving. Stop acting like a troll, it's super annoying for the people who actually want to read intelligent comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carltheradioguy View Post
    I don't know why you have to make all these jerky comments. If you don't like the thread, don't be on it and keep moving. Stop acting like a troll, it's super annoying for the people who actually want to read intelligent comments.
    And...

    ... the question about the station may be a reflection of what happens to AMs once they get a translator. The AM becomes nothing more than the requirement for the translator, is no longer promoted or mentioned, and pretty much forgotten.

    The FCC should realy start giving such translators a class of service that grants protection and let the AM stations sign off for good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidEduardo View Post


    And...

    ... the question about the station may be a reflection of what happens to AMs once they get a translator. The AM becomes nothing more than the requirement for the translator, is no longer promoted or mentioned, and pretty much forgotten.

    The FCC should realy start giving such translators a class of service that grants protection and let the AM stations sign off for good.
    The problem with WNTY's signal is major! Today on my way back from Cheshire I made it a point to drive past the WNTY studio/towers on Old Turnpike Road, switched the radio in the Honda Civic to AM 990 and in front of their studio/towers the signal was weak and staticy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidEduardo View Post

    The FCC should realy start giving such translators a class of service that grants protection and let the AM stations sign off for good.
    No real upside for the FCC to do that, and it rewards translator recipients and penalizes the AMs who didn't qualify for the revitalization bailout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcB View Post
    The problem with WNTY's signal is major! Today on my way back from Cheshire I made it a point to drive past the WNTY studio/towers on Old Turnpike Road, switched the radio in the Honda Civic to AM 990 and in front of their studio/towers the signal was weak and staticy!
    I left a voicemail about WNTY's signal issue with Scott Baron in the Engineering Department at Full Power Radio in Bloomfield.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcB View Post
    I left a voicemail about WNTY's signal issue with Scott Baron in the Engineering Department at Full Power Radio in Bloomfield.
    I finally remembered to check 990 AM's signal today. It's crystal clear once again. I've had a lot on my mind so I forgot all about checking it out. Just a lot of stress going on in my life, so checking out the signal of a little rinky dink AM station is way at the bottom of my list of priorities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcB View Post
    I finally remembered to check 990 AM's signal today. It's crystal clear once again. I've had a lot on my mind so I forgot all about checking it out. Just a lot of stress going on in my life, so checking out the signal of a little rinky dink AM station is way at the bottom of my list of priorities.
    If some little rinky dink AM is of so little importance, you sure care and talk about it alot.

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