How does it actually cover in that direction? Also, I wonder how it was possible to modify the specified ERI FM-100 (normally, a 'non-directional' antenna bay) to comply with that unusual envelope, which also pulls down to 40 watts towards the east and southeast.
I drive from Mayfield Heights (I-271 & Wilson Mills) to Aurora each day, and now have heard their reception on that route without tropo DX chopping them up.
99.1 *barely* exists - is nonexistent for all intents and purposes if not for a very fleeting blip here and there - at I-271 & Wilson Mills. I have a tolerance for distant signal listening, but it just wasn't there. On a very good car radio. Would be surprised if there isn't a null to the northeast, too. Even driving onto 271, where the elevation would supposedly help, doesn't help until the Brainard/Cedar exit at the absolute earliest.
99.1 comes in fine (on a car radio) farther south in Solon, Twinsburg, and Aurora. Was sitting in a parking lot in Bainbridge yesterday (basically at intersection of Summit/Portage/Geauga/Cuyahoga counties) and their signal came in like a local - no static or dropouts or any of that. For some reason, their signal is very scratchy on my Grundig portable (which pulls in the CLE college stations fine) on the second floor of my house in Reminderville. I think if I worked harder with the antenna, I could probably do better.
One of my coworkers said they get the station OK downtown, but it was staticy on Wednesday. Think that's more a symptom of that day's DX than anything.