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Thread: Wemq 92.1 in horsham pa is finally on the air at full power

  1. #31

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    I'm always a bit bemused when folks get upset because an out-of-market station becomes harder to hear for one reason or another. I mean, I remember the days of catching far-away stations (WVLT being one of those) and thinking it was cool. But if the station isn't intended for the market where I'm listening, I can't really complain when I hear some static. And I certainly wouldn't expect station management to do anything about it. One would have to assume they're going to put their money and efforts into making sure the signal is listenable where the intended audience is. Or maybe I'm crazy. I could be crazy. I am probably crazy.
    It ain't no country club either.

  2. #32
    They blast into Del, and Elkton, MD. They're a south jersey station and that's really all. Yeah they can be heard spotty in Philly, and in AC, but unless they find a place to move their stick to, to get better AC or Philly coverage, they're stuck with what they have.

    A good GM would find creative ways to market better to the areas they have indoor coverage in, but considering they're based in vineland, which is practically camden by the farm, they're in quite the predicament. It's a wonder they've been on as long as they have. Geator money will dry up fast though if he pulls out of WVLT and sticks with WTKU and WXPN.

    EDIT- I love vineland, but it's not a place that's full of money for advertisers to line their pockets with. That's presumably why WVLT is begging to be a philly station, but when WDAS-AM 1480 shows up in the books and an FM station doesn't, that should be a sign. We love to talk about format changes on here, and yet no one brings up the station most likely to flip, and that has to be WVLT. They're a low signal, locally owned and in need of money. They oughta try to find the format most lucrative, and is oldies really that? I love, love what they play, but my god there's no way it's making them much money.

    Here's a few ideas, not to be taken that seriously of course.
    "WVLT, South Jersey's REAL Country!" (older 80s-90s country as an alternative to top 40 country on XTU)
    "WVLT, Classic Alternative for South Jersey" (more of a pipe dream, late 70s-90s alternative hits)
    "The Talk of South Jersey, WVLT!" (sorta like those talk FMs in delaware, syndicated at night Red Eye Radio stuff)
    Put WMIZ on 92.1, South Jersey's Spanish Outlet
    Last edited by radiodx10; 05-15-2019 at 01:41 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by radiodx10 View Post
    They blast into Del, and Elkton, MD. They're a south jersey station and that's really all. Yeah they can be heard spotty in Philly, and in AC, but unless they find a place to move their stick to, to get better AC or Philly coverage, they're stuck with what they have.

    A good GM would find creative ways to market better to the areas they have indoor coverage in, but considering they're based in vineland, which is practically camden by the farm, they're in quite the predicament. It's a wonder they've been on as long as they have. Geator money will dry up fast though if he pulls out of WVLT and sticks with WTKU and WXPN.

    EDIT- I love vineland, but it's not a place that's full of money for advertisers to line their pockets with. That's presumably why WVLT is begging to be a philly station, but when WDAS-AM 1480 shows up in the books and an FM station doesn't, that should be a sign. We love to talk about format changes on here, and yet no one brings up the station most likely to flip, and that has to be WVLT. They're a low signal, locally owned and in need of money. They oughta try to find the format most lucrative, and is oldies really that? I love, love what they play, but my god there's no way it's making them much money.

    Here's a few ideas, not to be taken that seriously of course.
    "WVLT, South Jersey's REAL Country!" (older 80s-90s country as an alternative to top 40 country on XTU)
    "WVLT, Classic Alternative for South Jersey" (more of a pipe dream, late 70s-90s alternative hits)
    "The Talk of South Jersey, WVLT!" (sorta like those talk FMs in delaware, syndicated at night Red Eye Radio stuff)
    Put WMIZ on 92.1, South Jersey's Spanish Outlet
    Day-unce 92.1?



















    Just kidding.
    It ain't no country club either.

  4. #34
    Oh Dance 92.1! Why the hell not haha. Like south jersey's KTU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by radiodx10 View Post
    Oh Dance 92.1! Why the hell not haha. Like south jersey's KTU.
    Dr. Michael Lynn in the mornings, Christina Joyce mid-days, Vineland can surely lure Jay Towers from FOX2 Detroit so he can handle PM drive, followed by Mojo holding down nights. It's 1995.
    It ain't no country club either.

  6. #36
    Agreed, WVLT is not a Philly station, BUT WEMQ is not a NJ station, so why is this flea (16 watts at 167 feet) powered waste of energy booming in the Garden state taking over everything north of Marlton which was WVLT's receivable signal before their launch. I was in the Moorestown Mall parking lot and WVLT was completely wiped out. Either they have to be running more power than authorized, or they have a heck of a downslope range, but that still wouldn't account for that coverage at that power.

  7. #37
    WEMQ's tower is 400ft above Moorestown and 15 miles away. WVLT is 33 miles away at about 250 ft above Moorestown. 16 watts isn't much compared to 6K, but throw in some weather conditions and WEMQ could do some damage to VLT's fringe signal in that location.

  8. #38
    A good question, has WVLT ever showed up in Philly books?
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  9. #39
    No, but it got enough response to make it worth certain advertisers to pay to be on the air.

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