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WCBS 880
« on: February 11, 2017, 1650 UTC »
1117Z (4:17pm local) 880AM WCBS loud and clear via Buick radio sitting in the work parking lot. Lol. I was kinda surprised at this one, it's about 820 miles distance and still hours of broad daylight left.

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Re: WCBS 880
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2017, 2053 UTC »


This is the 50th anniversary of "Newsradio 88" (the station much older).  They have been pretty much straight news since the "Summer of Love".  Some exceptions have been a brief overnight music segment in the early 70's, the CBS Sports affiliate for major sporting events before WFAN, and the flagship station for the Yankees from 2002-2013.  They have an incredible signal, I picked them up in Bermuda once.
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Re: WCBS 880
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2017, 1453 UTC »
It's a powerful station for sure. I tried 880 yesterday at around the same time only a few parking slots from where I was the day before, wich hardly matters to ambc reception, and there was nothing but splash from distant off-channel stations. On hf that day i noted there was some auroral hash so maybe the ionosphere was perturbed or something, or maybe my catch was a fluke, but I notice f layer starting to come in on ambc well before dusk, like at 3pm.

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Re: WCBS 880
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2017, 2159 UTC »
They and WABC are always audible here starting in the mid-afternoon from mid fall to early spring. That's a good six hundred miles. There's a multi-ethnic station on 1680 in New Jersey that's nice and clear in the same time period and they only run 10 kW.

BTW, we don't have A&P's here to enhance the propagation of WABC. No doubt it would be 24/7 if we did.

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Re: WCBS 880
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2017, 1713 UTC »
They put pallets and other crap in my fav parking spot!


Corporate's going to hear about this.

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Re: WCBS 880
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2017, 0415 UTC »
WCBS is usually quite loud here, with WABC only slightly weaker.  Often, though not always, Brandon, Manitoba is audible under WCBS, and occasionally above them.  Those nights are fun!  Once a couple years ago, I had Radio Progreso in the clear, with zero sign of New York.  I nearly fell over! 
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Re: WCBS 880
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2017, 1634 UTC »
WCBS is usually quite loud here, with WABC only slightly weaker.  Often, though not always, Brandon, Manitoba is audible under WCBS, and occasionally above them.  Those nights are fun!  Once a couple years ago, I had Radio Progreso in the clear, with zero sign of New York.  I nearly fell over! 


Ya it's fun when the band goes long. That being said, I've not caught any euro ambc before, have to work on that.

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Re: WCBS 880
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2017, 2005 UTC »
10Nov17 1158Z (4:58pm local) 880AM WCBS over the top of other stations via Buick radio sitting in the work parking lot aka secret base in Washington Indiana. Tis the season once again, last time noted WCBS this early in the day it was Feb.