Wednesday, November 04, 2009

New AM stations granted

Holt, Alabama: 1340KHz:
Permit granted for new station.
1,000 watts day and night, non-directional.
Anderson Communications.

Conway, New Hampshire: 1340KHz:
Permit granted for new station.
620 watts day and night, non-directional.
Mt. Washington Radio & Gramophone.


Laurernce Glavin said...

I used to hang around in the Conway/North Conway area to go hiking in the White Mountains. In the fall, I would pick up WHN-AM 1050 from NYC even after sunrise with a flicker of a signal from WBNC-AM 1050 from where I was staying. I often wondered why WBNC wasn't originally built to operate on 1340 after WLNH moved from that frequency to 1350. The intervening hills squelched WLNH's signal in the Mt. Washington valley so I believe a signal on 1340 could have been viable then.

Doug Smith said...

That's a good question. I think... that the FCC doesn't take terrain into consideration when deciding whether to allow a new AM station. WBNC-1340 might have been technically viable, but not legally viable.