Empire Broadcasting sells W291BY to WMHT

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    Empire Broadcasting with all of its stations currently silent has sold what probably was the most valuable of its assets WAIX 1160’s translator W291BY, 106.1 to WMHT Educational Telecommunications. WMHT-TV, virtual channel 17, RF 34 is the local PBS TV station. It operates 89.1 WMHT-FM, a classical music station, and 97.7 WEXT, a class A FM station , playing adult album alternative licensed to and its transmitter location in Amsterdam, west of the immediate capital district.

    While I am not sure what WMHT is going to do with W291BY  , a good guess might be simulcasting WEXT’s programming, to get a signal into downtown Albany. WEXT’s site is too far west to reach downtown Albany while W291BY looks down at it from its site on Bald Mountain, just north of Troy.


    Yes, and up here, 89.1’s signal goes into the Adirondacks, while the WEXT signal is crummy.

    / And while I’m passing through, WSDE-1190 has the same post under “about us” that they’ve had all year: that they’ll be serving Albany on 100.1 starting April 2018. (?)

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