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AM Radio Transmitter Sites Now Valuable Real Estate for Logistics Industry

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AM Radio Transmitter Sites Now Valuable Real Estate for Logistics Industry

Post by SolarMax » Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:14 am

This is not realy "news" to anyone who has an interest in radio.
Wonder if there are any Detroit-area sites being eyed for this purpose.

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Post by MWmetalhead » Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:08 am

I'm sure Entercom would love to unload the WXYT tower site & associated land. It is located very close to the I-275 / I-75 junction.

They could keep the WYXT license alive by diplexing at the WWJ site, if they wanted (but why even bother?).


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Re: AM Radio Transmitter Sites Now Valuable Real Estate for Logistics Industry

Post by Ben Zonia » Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:00 am

I think they'd do better, at least in the Daytime, to move back and put some type of skirted tower arrangement on the WWJ-TV or other very nearby tower. WRDT uses such an arrangement at Night, but the power is only 13.9 watts. Measure all the radials, and go to the highest nondiectional power they can Days. There are many stumbling blocks to diplexing it at the WWJ 950 site, such as getting enough power to serve the Northern counties and regions. As unusual as the pattern and tower arrangement are, the late Glen Clark did the best he could working within the rules at the time. New AM rules proposed might make it easier. Mathematical Engineers talk about degrees of freedom and degrees of limitation, and there were plenty of degrees of limitation for WXYT.


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Re: AM Radio Transmitter Sites Now Valuable Real Estate for Logistics Industry

Post by innate-in-you » Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:15 am

Of note, the Detroit market now has its first diplex operation.

WCXI and WPON are using the same set of towers.



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Re: AM Radio Transmitter Sites Now Valuable Real Estate for Logistics Industry

Post by Plate Cap » Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:24 pm

I've quipped my entire career that there are two businesses whose property holdings typically exceed the value of the rest of the business: General aviation airports, and AM radio stations.


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