So let’s say you were driving down a country road in Herkimer County, NY, and you come across a giant TV antenna on a telephone pole, next to the road, in a field. Strange right? Well it’s not some conspiracy theorists’ dream. It’s an actual analog TV translator.
W04AE serves Herkimer as a relay of WTEN out of Albany.
This late summer trip was a good excuse for us to update a rather neat little corner of New York. Not quite Albany, not quite Utica, the stations of the Mohawk Valley serve the “tri-city” area of Johnstown, Gloversville, and Amsterdam. A total of six AMs serve
Three in Johnstown/Gloversville
and WFNY 1440.
WFNY’s translator is not located here, but rather up on a hill north of Gloversville, along with an LPTV (Co-Owned with WFNY), and WNGG 90.9
Amsterdam has two AMs
Amsterdam also has one large TV tower with FM side mounted to it.
Plus one of New York’s newer AM’s, that had a little controversial startup with the FCC rejecting the original license application.
This update also includes the Herkimer County Community College station WVHC…
And of course, a complete update to the Stewart’s Shops page from a summer of Western New York travel!
A nice week away from a very busy work schedule allowed to meet up with some old friends and add some really nice stations to the site… I started out by stopping at the tree- er- cell tower (it’s easy to see how I could get those confused, eh?) of WYQQ Charlton, and in Westfield to see WSKB’s new antenna/tower.
Then it was off to South West Vermont to get some updated pictures of the new 93.5 translator in Brattleboro and to Mt. Equinox to see the work done up there as well.
Before I was off to see and update my main goal for the week, Hartford, I had to stop by and not only see but help my friend Pete Partenio work on the WSBS transmitter.
Then it was off to Connecticut, with a stop by a couple of non comm stations and WPOP, before heading to WIHS 104.9, and a chance to see their new transmitter with Willie Barnett and G.J. Girard.
And then up to West Peak with my friend Gene Faltus to see the transmitter of WZMX! (And update my 7 year old West Peak pictures!)
The tour then allowed me to update my pictures of WLAT 910 minus the one tower, and to add MarcB’s most favorite radio station, WNTY!! er.. WXCT!! Along with the towers of WTIC-TV and WVIT!
And of course , no Western Mass vacation would be complete without the addition of a couple Stewart’s Shops. Including this beautiful one in Manchester, VT!