The people at WKOX (via their own discussion board on their website) have indicated that they feel the upgrade is a done deal. They don't have discussion archives I could easily find with a link to the program manager's comment on this. He is either out of the loop (maybe) or the station's upgrade is on the way (maybe next year). Having Al show up is maybe a sign they aren't going to drop anytime soon- but they don't invest anything in sales so you have to listen to those godforesaken PSA's where the local ad spots would be. I listened to AAR's Majority Report recently and the AAR internet feed has very few PSA's, especially compared to WKOX playing Stephanie Miller.
The discussion board at WKOX is pretty busy with Ed bashing (I agree but don't join in) and complaints about the signal. I can get it (with some static) in southern New Hampshire on a good (for AM radio) day.
> > If I recall, WKOX has a construction permit for Newton,
> > Newton won't let them put up a tower there.
> > I'm sure if they could, CC would probably drop the WXKS
> > simulcast. The new WKOX would certainly put out some
> > serious power:
> > 50kw directional. Looks like it would have some pretty
> > city coverage.
> It would...it really would....my letters go ignored so
> far....we tried to see if the station wanted the listeners
> to do a protest, but they thought it was not in their best
> interest ....personally i thought it might have been a good
> idea..but why take the risk if they ask us not to...
> Al Franken is scheduling a visit to boston in the next
> month. If the management were smart it might be good to take
> him on an unofficial "visit" to Newton city hall....LOL