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So many 50 kW AM signals

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Re: So many 50 kW AM signals

Post by k8jd » Sat May 18, 2019 7:29 pm

I remember when WYSI 1480 and WYNZ 1520 first went on the air. I had to borrow my father's car and drive out to the sites :D



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Re: So many 50 kW AM signals

Post by rugratsonline » Sat May 18, 2019 11:50 pm

k8jd wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 1:51 pm
CK-722 wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 9:38 am
1190 WLIB is 10 kW Day, 30 kW Night
I had WLIB 1190, as 50 KW daytime power :D
Back in the days of the Air America fiasco, WLIB only got as powerful after its owners bought and downgraded Fort Wayne's WOWO.



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Re: So many 50 kW AM signals

Post by CK-722 » Sun May 19, 2019 3:15 pm

For a while, WOWO had an application to increase Night power to 15 kw Night. It would have favored Michigan. The WCHB/WMUZ 1200 50/15 DA-2 and the WLXX 1200 in Chicago complicated it.


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Re: So many 50 kW AM signals

Post by innate-in-you » Sun May 19, 2019 10:02 pm

rugratsonline wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 11:50 pm
k8jd wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 1:51 pm
CK-722 wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 9:38 am
1190 WLIB is 10 kW Day, 30 kW Night
I had WLIB 1190, as 50 KW daytime power :D
Back in the days of the Air America fiasco, WLIB only got as powerful after its owners bought and downgraded Fort Wayne's WOWO.
The upgrade occurred well before they joined Air America.
WLIB did the upgrade, but still couldn't compete with its new rivals on FM.
They briefly did black variety, including oldies on weekends playing R&B selections that they played in their early days as WLIB (50s). They left the Urban format and served the Afro-Caribbean audience for awhile before Air America took over the channel.



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Re: So many 50 kW AM signals

Post by k8jd » Mon May 20, 2019 7:47 pm

1520 is dark in S.E MI now.
1480 is till there but a more directional antenna , more power and spanish programming.



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Re: So many 50 kW AM signals

Post by k8jd » Mon May 20, 2019 7:49 pm

rugratsonline wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 11:50 pm
k8jd wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 1:51 pm
CK-722 wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 9:38 am
1190 WLIB is 10 kW Day, 30 kW Night
I had WLIB 1190, as 50 KW daytime power :D
Back in the days of the Air America fiasco, WLIB only got as powerful after its owners bought and downgraded Fort Wayne's WOWO.
I could hear WOWO 24/7 when was a kid , living in Livonia !



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Re: So many 50 kW AM signals

Post by Turkeytop » Mon May 20, 2019 10:24 pm

k8jd wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 7:49 pm
rugratsonline wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 11:50 pm
k8jd wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 1:51 pm
CK-722 wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 9:38 am
1190 WLIB is 10 kW Day, 30 kW Night
I had WLIB 1190, as 50 KW daytime power :D
Back in the days of the Air America fiasco, WLIB only got as powerful after its owners bought and downgraded Fort Wayne's WOWO.
I could hear WOWO 24/7 when was a kid , living in Livonia !

When I was about 12, I got a crystal radio kit for Christmas. WOWO was the first station I ever got with it.



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