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    John Basalla
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    I notice that WHK, AM1420 now has an FM translator.  On their Top-of-the-hour Legal ID they mention their AM station followed by their translator call sign, which I will never remember unless I write it down.  To date, they haven’t mentioned the frequency it was on, so I scanned around until I finally heard it at 102.5FM (I think).  The sound quality, at least on the nationally fed programs, isn’t as good and full-bodied as most other FM stations, and the audio level is lower.  The feed is behind that which is heard on AM1420.  I’ll be keeping my car radio station selector button set on AM1420 as the AM has the stronger, better receivable, signal when driving around in the car.

    #185830

    Nathan Obral
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    It’s W273DG and is a whopping five watts from atop the Chase Building at W. 9th.

    Recorded in Ultra Stereo, the ultimately superior cousin to Normal Stereo!

    #185840

    vjm1
    Participant

    It’s W273DG and is a whopping five watts from atop the Chase Building at W. 9th.

    WTAM’s famous line is that it’s heard in 38 states and half of Canada

    When he was on WHK, Les Levine always quipped that WHK was heard on 38 streets and half of Canton

    So I guess W273DG is heard on 38 sidewalks and half of Chester

    #185846

    radioperson
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    It’s W273DG and is a whopping five watts from atop the Chase Building at W. 9th.

    WTAM’s famous line is that it’s heard in 38 states and half of Canada When he was on WHK, Les Levine always quipped that WHK was heard on 38 streets and half of Canton So I guess W273DG is heard on 38 sidewalks and half of Chester

    I think the purpose is to just get WHK coverage into downtown office buildings.
    #185849

    Nathan Obral
    Participant

    It’s W273DG and is a whopping five watts from atop the Chase Building at W. 9th.

    WTAM’s famous line is that it’s heard in 38 states and half of Canada When he was on WHK, Les Levine always quipped that WHK was heard on 38 streets and half of Canton So I guess W273DG is heard on 38 sidewalks and half of Chester

    I think the purpose is to just get WHK coverage into downtown office buildings.

    They want to have an FM presence, no matter what. To be blunt, conservative talk radio is a very poor draw with younger demos, let alone Salem’s ideology-above-anything-else philosophy. (Why you’d listen at your cubicle to Sebastian Gorka is… well, I could think of much better options to spend one’s time.)

    I honestly don’t think anyone is going to turn in to 102.5 downtown unless you seek it out while communting into downtown.

    But for all that, it’s better than WHKW’s translator at 96.9, which is on the WKRK/WFHM mast and is even more of a joke than WHK’s translator is.

    Recorded in Ultra Stereo, the ultimately superior cousin to Normal Stereo!

    #185863

    mightyvoice
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    I think the purpose is to just get WHK coverage into downtown office buildings.
    Maybe…..but I’ve worked in an office building for more than 5 years.  I can’t recall having seen anyone listening to an FM radio.  I’ve actually spotted a few Sirius/XM radio antennas up on top of cubicles, but otherwise the people I see with earbuds in are streaming audio off their phone or computer (myself included).
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