I can remember many many moons ago as a young boy listing to WLS in Chicago. Seems like it's one I could always receive no matter if it was in an old pickup or little transistor radio.
AM 940 KYNO in Fresno was popular back in the day, used to play groups like Dr Hook and Grand Funk
When he was alive, kmj doesn't play coast to coast anymore, it was alot better with Art than George... in my opinionwhen he was alive or they only play reruns?
WLS 89 and WCFL 1000 batteled it out for years.In the 1960's and 70's it was AM89, WLS Chicago!
All the time!
I caught Art on the 80 meter ham band one night. That was awesome.Art Bell into the early morning hours on KMJ
I caught Art on the 80 meter ham band one night. That was awesome.
I have done some work at the WLW transmitter site. Some of the 500,000 watt amplifier is still there, but it is far from operational. The Pyrex cooling tubes are gone, as well as the cooling pond. I think the modulation transformer is gone, (was full of PCB) as well as a lot of other components.The maximum radio power for AM in America is 50,000 watts and several operate with that power. In 1934 the 50,000 clear channel station WLW in Cincinnati went on the air for five years with 500,000 watts. The FCC felt one station that could reach every radio in the country was advisable . The huge specially built transmitter had tubes as tall as a human that generated so much heat they had to be cooled with water from WLW's own lake. The experiment ended in 1939 but the transmitter is still there at the WLW transmitting location ready to fire up a half million watts (enough power to service a city of 100,000 persons).