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Offline pinto vortando

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WOKY AM 920
« on: February 15, 2020, 1514 UTC »
WOKY AM 920 Milwaukee WI @1330Z 5kw
"The Big 920"  NBC Sports Radio with an outdoors show
from the Milwaukee Muskie Expo @ 1400Z.
Didn't know Muskie fishing was big in Milwaukee and
also surprised to hear them with a nice signal in the
digital sideband of 50kw local WFDF 910.  Never heard
anything on 920 before due to the digital noise from the
adjacent channel.
Das Radiobunker somewhere in Michigan

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Re: WOKY AM 920
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2020, 0051 UTC »
Back in the 60's WOKY , "Center Aisle on Your Radio Dial", was the premier Top 40 station in Milwaukee,  Like most Metro AM TOP 40 stations,  WOKY withered under the avalanche of "FM Multiplex" broadcasters that emerged in the late 60's and now is a mere shadow of what it used to be.   I live 34 miles SW of their tower and  their 5 KW daytime QSB renders them unlistenable.  Their 1 KW Night Time power is totally silent @ this QTH although WOKY's night pattern is NE , away from me.   Nice catch if you're in the UP but a great catch if you're in lower Michigan.
« Last Edit: February 16, 2020, 0055 UTC by East Troy Don »
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Re: WOKY AM 920
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2020, 1715 UTC »
Back in the 60's WOKY , "Center Aisle on Your Radio Dial", was the premier Top 40 station in Milwaukee,  Like most Metro AM TOP 40 stations,  WOKY withered under the avalanche of "FM Multiplex" broadcasters that emerged in the late 60's and now is a mere shadow of what it used to be.   

Along with some other factors, sounds like the same fate of the Detroit area  Top 40 AM rockers of the early/mid 60s.
Das Radiobunker somewhere in Michigan