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Found-Original Transmitter Location of WNZK 690

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Found-Original Transmitter Location of WNZK 690

Post by Ben Zonia » Mon May 23, 2022 1:52 pm

Original location was in Romulus. 500 watts. Application is from 1983.

CP FOR NEW AM ON: FREQUENCY: 690KHZ; PWR: 500W; HRS OF OPER:
DAY; TL: SW CORNER OF COGSWELL & BEVERLY RDS, ROMULUS, MI
SL&RC: TO BE DETERMINED, ROMULUS, MI
42 15 28 83 25 10

Northwest corner of Romulus. The Coordinates are now inside a manufactured home subdivision.


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Re: Found-Original Transmitter Location of WNZK 690

Post by k8jd » Tue May 24, 2022 11:50 am

I recalled driving by the Beverly Rd location. don't remember how many towers, maybe three ?
Maybe before they started doing the freq hop to 680 to stay on at night >?
I also heard that stretch of road was a favorite dumping place for mob hits !



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Re: Found-Original Transmitter Location of WNZK 690

Post by Ben Zonia » Tue May 24, 2022 9:39 pm

Someone told me it was three towers. To protect WLW 700, CFTR 680, and the vacated CHYR 710, the DA probably would have been directed to the NNW.


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Re: Found-Original Transmitter Location of WNZK 690

Post by k8jd » Wed May 25, 2022 7:29 pm

I was going thru a binder full of old polar charts I made of AM patterns but did not find one for WNZK's old location !.



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