btw one by-product of the situation is that WCCO (at 830, same freq as WCRN) does run
part of WBZ's Jordan Rich show.
I live about 40 miles east of the WCRN Tx, which is in Leicester. Nighttime reception of WCRN here is highly problematic (lots of fading as a result of skywave/groundwave cancellation). I'm being only mildly facetious when I say that, at this location, picking up a usable signal on 830 at night might work better if WCRN were to sign off at 1:00AM, allowing listeners in the Northeast a clear shot at WCCO. WCRN ought to try to improve its ground system (add a ground screen around the tower bases) and maybe even top-load the towers. Top loading, which increases the groundwave signal and reduces high-angle skywave, might even make sense if it necessitated a slight decrease in the nominal output power (to protect WEEI). The result could still be a reduction in fading with no loss in groundwave signal strength.