North East RadioWatch: August 6, 1998

Tower Falls on WLVI

by Scott Fybush

Travelogue time: Last weekend found the NERW-mobile pointed south, for the hills near Olean and the Worldwide TV-FM DX Association convention. We spent more time listening to stations outside the region than within, but we did notice a much more professional sound to locals WMXO (101.5) and WMNS (1360), which have changed ownership since we were there last year. We also spent some time just south of the state line, in the satellite-radio wasteland of PA towns like Smethport, Coudersport, and Port Allegany. There were a few bright spots -- the local full-service on Bradford's WESB (1490), the folk show on Kane's WPSB (90.1, relaying WPSU 91.5 State College), the local hot AC on WKBI-FM (93.9) and CHR on WPKK (97.5) from St. Mary's, and the local AC on WNAE (1310 Warren). We also got a kick out of the remote broadcast (from across the state!) of high-school girls' softball on little WWCB (1370) in Corry, before returning to New York State.

And that's it for this week! See you next Thursday...

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