Friday, April 29, 2011

Permit granted for new AM station

Osceola, Indiana: 1210KHz:
Permit granted for new station.
2,500 watts daytime
219 watts nighttime
Directional, different patterns day & night.
41-38-33/86-03-13
Edwin C. Moore

Osceola is just east of Elkhart in northern Indiana.

2 comments:

Laurence Glavin said...

That strikes me as kind of close to Philadelphia's WPHT; 589.5 miles per FCC.gov. Here in the Boston area, WAMG-AM 890, operating on a traditional clear channel (not the corporation)frequency of 890 khz, licensed to WLS in Chicago and operating with 50K NDA (just like WPHT) receives a sh*tload of nighttime interference from WLS. Sometimes, early in the morning in winter, if you tune to 890, you get WLS with WAMG in the background. There may be some people living near this 1210 transmitter in Osceola who may be able to SEE the towers if they're lighted at all, but unable to receive it at night over WPHT. (I once had this happen with WCRB-AM 1330 in the days when WPOW-AM 1330 transmitted from Staten Island, NY).

Doug Smith said...

There is, amazingly enough, another station on 1210 in Pennsylvania. (WANB Waynesburg) However, WANB is a full daytimer -- not only a Class D station, but with no night power at all.

This new Indiana station's pattern is pretty tight to the east:


If I'm reading this properly, the effective power in the direction of Philadelphia is on the order of 25 watts at night.

I cite Osceola as being just west of Elkhart -- looks like Elkhart itself won't receive the station at night. (and probably not that well during the day) (WPHT will indeed probably clobber it at night & during critical hours)

But it'll probably be useful in Mishiwaka and South Bend during the day.