Took a long long time, but finally, I have been able to get some much needed updates done to my website!
And it happens to be one of the biggest and recent changes to happen around here! Of course, I am talking about the brand new WCTK Cat Country 98.1 and WNBH 1340 towers in New Bedford.
This update, which comprised of two days of travel got to see the next three steps of the giant “Bull” upgrade, The new 101.7 antenna.
The replacement antenna for WWBB to deal with rooftop RFR issues…
And the replacement antenna for WCIB, to deal with downward signal issues.
This update also got three brand new LPFMs, one of which was on the air in Rhode Island.
A new antenna/tower at Concord High School.
A LPTV that simulcasts an NBC O&O out of New Hampshire…
A new backup antenna for WBRU
And a first time look at the one AM never shown on NECRAT prior.
We also got to see an antenna make a rare “re-appearance” on NECRAT! This one is one we’ve featured for many many years on this site. It has been relocated to Rhode Island from Worcester.
Yes, the “WAAF Kegs” are now the “WVEI-FM Aux Kegs”
As always a complete list of updates sits on the link above.
So from time to time, I realize there are a number of local or fairly local sites I need to update for various reasons. I try to combine them into a single update, to make for a more pleasurable viewing experience. So here is my “Pre-Summer 2015″ update.
(As always, the full sets for each station are in the gallery)
Starting with May, when our good friend Steve Callahan was gracious enough to give a “cooks tour” of his soon to completed upgraded site at WVBF 1530 in Taunton. The new two tower array is on the site of the old WPEP, off of County St in Taunton.
Three days later, we made a trek up to one of our favorite sites,
Asnebumskit Hill in Paxton to see the new WAAF Aux antenna.
And that same day, we also got pictures of the newest LPFM in Springfield, WZCS 102.5
In June, All of the updates came from one trip. We took pictures of the new WWBB aux antenna at the WHJY site.
We also got pictures of the “new” WDOM antenna.
And finished out the date with some fresh updated pictures of
WPRO-FM and WWLI up on Neutaconkanut Hill in Johnston.
With the recent filing from this past summer to “non directionalize” WBWL 101.7 in Boston, iHeartMedia had to downgrade the signals of WWBB and WCIB in order to complete the moves. This was done on a pretty much expedited process. This update I’ll bring you the antenna installs for the new signals for both, plus the new “93.5 Frank FM” translator (W230AW 93.9) located in Mashpee…