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Offline pinto vortando

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WVMT AM 620
« on: January 27, 2020, 1158 UTC »
WVMT AM 620 Burlington VT  @ 1015Z 5kw
Been chasing this one the past couple of mornings,
got lucky and was able to pull it out of the muddle.
Vermont is elusive here in Michigan and this frequency is usually
covered here by WTMJ in Milwaukee. 
Das Radiobunker somewhere in Michigan

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Re: WVMT AM 620
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2020, 0307 UTC »
WVMT AM 620 Burlington VT  @ 1015Z 5kw
Been chasing this one the past couple of mornings,
got lucky and was able to pull it out of the muddle.
Vermont is elusive here in Michigan and this frequency is usually
covered here by WTMJ in Milwaukee.
WTMJ used to be owned by The Milwaukee Journal but is now a shadow of what they used to be.  Nite power is now down to 10 kw,  probably because of  the Journal's financial struggles due in no small part to 50 years of absurdly bias reporting. Nice snag in Vermont cuz their nite signal frequently flames out just east of Toronto.
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Re: WVMT AM 620
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2020, 1406 UTC »


Nice catch.  One of a couple of Vermont stations I can pull in here in south central Connecticut and it is not an easy task for me.  They are the home to the UVM (from the Latin "Universitas Viridis Montis", University of the Green Mountains) Catamounts sports network.  Also, one of the few NY Yankee affiliates deep in "Red Sox Nation".  They will be covering the NH primary in coming days.
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Re: WVMT AM 620
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2020, 1651 UTC »
New England is a tough catch for some reason here in Michigan.
That was my first Vermont.  Have never heard RI, NH, or ME. 
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Re: WVMT AM 620
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2020, 1824 UTC »


For Rhode Island, you might try WPRO 630 am in Providence.  It might be the strongest, closest 5k night time station to you on 630.

The only station I have ever received in New Hampshire is WTSN 1270 in Dover.  But WXYT probably blows the Granite State station away for you.

Other than WBCQ, never picked up Maine.
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Re: WVMT AM 620
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2020, 1020 UTC »
Thanks for the suggestions...
However, got C&W format CFCO just the other side of Lake St. Clair on 630 between me and RI.
CFCO puts a huge signal into here.
WXYT blankets this area with a 50kw signal on 1270 day and night.  Its call letters used to be WXYZ.
It had a long history here with that call.  WXYZ along with then WJBK (1500) were the big
top 40 rockers in the Detroit market back in the 60s until then WKNR (1310) and "The Big 8"
CKLW (800) took over that market segment. WXYZ changed call letters to WXYT sometime back in the 80s
when it went to a talk (hence the "T") format.  Always has seemed strange to me that they dropped
that iconic WXYZ call. 
Oh well, just a little Detroit radio history... 
« Last Edit: January 29, 2020, 1028 UTC by pinto vortando »
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