New England RadioWatch: March 20, 1996
- After a too-short weekend in Philadelphia, I'm back, and so far
the biggest news is that the lights are finally back on at the
WMEX-1150 tower site along route 2 in Lexington, Mass. Since
just before Christmas, the lights on the ~500-foot FM tower at
the site (currently used only as a backup for WMJX 106.7) had
been off. That tower is pretty much the highest point between
Boston and Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, so I was a bit
worried about what might have happened. Fortunately, the lights
are now back on.
- A clarification about the status of folk station WADN 1120
Concord MA: A pair of trailers are in place at the transmitter site
off Rt. 62 in South Acton, but they are NOT yet being used as
studios and offices. WADN is planning to move out of its
current studios in Concord's Damonmill Square complex, but has not
done so yet.
- A reshuffling of the schedule at WABU-TV 68 in Boston means that
Charles Adler's "Adler On Line" talk show is now radio-only on
WRKO 680 from 7 to 10pm weeknights. The 8-9pm hour had previously
been simulcast on TV 68. Now Adler is on TV from 4-5pm daily.
- More consolidation down in southwest Connecticut, as Commodore
Broadcasting buys WSTC 1400-WKHL 96.7 Stamford. Commodore already
owns WNLK 1350-WEFX 95.9 Norwalk, WRKI 95.1-WINE 940 Brookfield,
and several stations in nearby Westchester County, NY.
- More information on the demise of WDIS 1170 Norfolk, MA. Reports
in the local weekly indicate the station had its power cut off after
failing to pay an electric bill in the neighborhood of $2,000.
Owner Albert Grady is reportedly working on getting it back on.
- And that's about all I've noticed when it comes to radio hereabouts...
but if you're interested in tapes of Philadelphia, Allentown-Bethlehem-
Easton, Wilmington, Reading, or South Jersey radio, please contact
me for a comprehensive aircheck list from this past weekend.
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