Northern Michigan: Newsmakers Jan. 24, 2010




Traverse City Record-Eagle:

A few days ago I was listening to WTCM, my favorite AM radio station, which has been broadcasting in Traverse City since 1941. It was getting dark when suddenly their signal level dropped significantly and I could hear the crackle of static coming from my radio along with another station, from some far-off place, in the background. What my ears had witnessed was their nighttime reduction of power from 50,000 watts to 1,100 watts. This station, like many others, is required by FCC regulations to reduce power at sunset. The reason for this is that AM radio waves travel farther at night and multiple stations across the country are assigned to the same frequency... Radio's 'golden age' (Sun, 1/24)







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This page contains a single entry by Mike Austerman published on January 24, 2010 11:02 AM.

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