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Lima's 940 WCIT Drops Sports

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Lima's 940 WCIT Drops Sports

Post by WZRC 1067 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:22 am

https://radioinsight.com/headlines/1785 ... on-july-4/

Looks like they got a new translator too. 93.1 already has sports covered. what's next?


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Re: Lima's 940 WCIT Drops Sports

Post by Myron Falwell » Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:03 pm

If you don't subscribe to Lance (which is understandable), he bandied the word "Legendary" in what is now clearly a paywall tease for 940 WCIT.

And "Legendary" brings up in my mind a possible flanker for WFGF.


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Re: Lima's 940 WCIT Drops Sports

Post by WZRC 1067 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:15 pm

Classic country then? I was thinking Urban perhaps


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Re: Lima's 940 WCIT Drops Sports

Post by Myron Falwell » Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:50 pm

WZRC 1067 wrote:
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Classic country then? I was thinking Urban perhaps
There's a big format hole for urban in Lima, definitely. Funny thing is that 940 had an urban format early on under Forever ownership... prior to their first stint with sports (which wound up moving to 93.1).


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Re: Lima's 940 WCIT Drops Sports

Post by WZRC 1067 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:06 pm

NW Ohio does not need anymore country whatsoever. Right, I remember them airing Urban. I believe 104.9 did a stint with Urban too. It's a very underserved demographic.


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Re: Lima's 940 WCIT Drops Sports

Post by TeddyBear » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:42 pm

I don't know any music station, who is in their right mind, that will be willing to put a music format on a dying AM radio station. Most stereos oh, clock radios, cell phones, and even boom boxes, do not carry AM radio. It would be foolish to put a station on a this music. The Fidelity is terrible, in the first place. Plus the range of a 250 watt AM station would not cover very far. And around that frequency and a little further up, there is a lot of interference and Noise issues. It would be suicide to put music on 940 am.



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Re: Lima's 940 WCIT Drops Sports

Post by WZRC 1067 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:11 pm

They do now have a fm translator, don't know how powerful it is


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Re: Lima's 940 WCIT Drops Sports

Post by CK-722 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:00 pm

Its happening a lot with AMs with translators. It will work in smaller markets. In Grand Rapids, WNWZ 1410 has a translator on 104.9 and is doing quite well in the ratings with an R & B format.

https://www.fccdata.org/?lang=en&facid= ... 742604&i=2


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Re: Lima's 940 WCIT Drops Sports

Post by TeddyBear » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:10 pm

WZRC 1067 wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:11 pm
They do now have a fm translator, don't know how powerful it is
100 watts or less, usually.



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Re: Lima's 940 WCIT Drops Sports

Post by Chris1980 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:33 pm

TeddyBear wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:10 pm
WZRC 1067 wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:11 pm
They do now have a fm translator, don't know how powerful it is
100 watts or less, usually.
98.5 W253CM is licensed for the max of 250 watts. From coverage maps, it should easily cover the immediate Lima area.



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Re: Lima's 940 WCIT Drops Sports

Post by WZRC 1067 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:16 am

I kinda figured it was a powerful one. So if they do put music on there, it should be workable. IMO they should do Urban.


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Re: Lima's 940 WCIT Drops Sports

Post by CK-722 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:18 am

A centrally located 250 watt translator can have a stronger signal for a few miles than outlying TL Class Bs and "rim-shots". The R & B/Urban listening population does tend to be concentrated in those 70 dBu covered areas. It helps in markets like Grand Rapids, who have long ignored that demographic. If you already have a full power Class A, centrally located, like a 80-90 Drop In, doing that format, the translator won't work nearly as well. I think a MeTV FM type format on an AM/FM Translator combo, that might work well also.


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Re: Lima's 940 WCIT Drops Sports

Post by Myron Falwell » Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:15 pm

TeddyBear wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:10 pm
WZRC 1067 wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:11 pm
They do now have a fm translator, don't know how powerful it is
100 watts or less, usually.
For a small market like Lima, the max power of 250 watts for FM translators is the norm.

And the FM translator is what 99.999999999999% of the audience will be listening to. 940 will be an outright afterthought outside of the power bill. Not only can they program it with music, Wolf Boom now has another de facto FM signal that they will sell to advertisers with the rest of the cluster.

But ya know, "AM Revitalization" blah blah blah.


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Re: Lima's 940 WCIT Drops Sports

Post by JGP1954 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:42 pm

I used to listen to WCIT back in the late 70s and early 80s. It was Top 40 and a joke. WCIT was a daytimer with no pre-or post sunrise authority. I believe they had a horrible automation system, and was almost laughable. The FM was beautiful music. The owner thought he was a big-shot, and was clueless. I don't recall the gentleman's name. He owned the station for years. They had a beautiful building and studios, but they were mostly wasted by the on-air product. Does anybody know what happened to that old owner? And, what happened along the way? P.S., I worked locally in radio at the time. However, I live elsewhere, now, and don't know the local situation.



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Re: Lima's 940 WCIT Drops Sports

Post by WZRC 1067 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:02 am

250 watts and 6 watts at night, not much you can do with it. Seems like nothing has lasted. Urban, Oldies, News/talk, Sports, etc... . With CInw gone, could 940 increase there power now? They likely won't.


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