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redsrule2500
06-23-2005, 04:52 PM
Mine would be at night at Fort Myers Beach, Florida. :eek:

It came in clear I was amazed...but I guess it's normal.

You?

registerthis
06-23-2005, 04:54 PM
Mine would be at night at Fort Myers Beach, Florida. :eek:

It came in clear I was amazed...but I guess it's normal.

You?
I've picked it up at night in Vermont. Was there on vacation one year and tuned the Reds game on in the car.

pedro
06-23-2005, 04:54 PM
Mine would be at night at Fort Myers Beach, Florida. :eek:

It came in clear I was amazed...but I guess it's normal.

You?

Iowa & Georgia

Red Leader
06-23-2005, 04:55 PM
I picked it up about an hour east of Toronto one year on the drive to my wife's parent's cottage to go fishing.

westofyou
06-23-2005, 04:56 PM
St. Louis.

I know that you can get Dallas stations up in Wyoming.

Dom Heffner
06-23-2005, 04:59 PM
Got it in Sarasota when I lived there.

RBA
06-23-2005, 05:06 PM
Picked it up once in San Antonio, Texas and in Tampa, FL. Pretty weak reception. I don't think it gets much to the West anymore, there is another station that broadcast nowadays on 700 in Colorado.

Back in the 30's and 40's WLW was one of the experimental stations and they could be heard sometimes in London, England. I think they had 500,000 watts as comparison, it rarely gets up to 50,000 watts nowadays.

History of WLW
http://members.aol.com/jeff1070/wlw.html

http://www.ominous-valve.com/wlw.html

SunDeck
06-23-2005, 05:11 PM
Raleigh, NC. On the night of Hurricane Fran all our radio stations were knocked off the air. I got news about the hurricane from WLW.

KronoRed
06-23-2005, 05:17 PM
Just south of Atlanta.

LawFive
06-23-2005, 05:26 PM
Panama City Beach last fall.

TeamCasey
06-23-2005, 05:32 PM
Upstate NY

Roy Tucker
06-23-2005, 05:47 PM
Mars

KronoRed
06-23-2005, 05:51 PM
Mars
That in North Dakota? :D

Unassisted
06-23-2005, 05:52 PM
I can rarely get it here. It's usually covered up on 700 by KSEV in Houston.

Chip R
06-23-2005, 05:59 PM
Wichita, Kansas.

creek14
06-23-2005, 06:04 PM
Venice FL. I have also picked up several Chicago stations while in Venice - WGN, WLS and a couple others.

Jaycint
06-23-2005, 06:34 PM
Just outside Buffalo NY.

919191
06-23-2005, 06:55 PM
I used to get it in Ray's Crossing, Indiana, until my filling fell out.

TRF
06-23-2005, 07:05 PM
I've gotten here in Amarillo, but that was years ago.

Reds/Flyers Fan
06-23-2005, 09:53 PM
What an interesting thread. I love to drive all over the country and one of the things I regularly do is try to tune in WLW at various locations.

The farthest that I ever pulled it in was about 50 miles into Colorado on Interstate 70 late at night. That was back in the mid-90s. And the reception extremely faint, to say the least. I was able to recognize and understand some of the Truckin' Bozo broadcast.

I have also picked up a Reds game (what parts faded in) in Cape Coral, Fla.

On the other hand, there have been times when I had trouble picking up the station in Bowling Green, Ohio when I lived up there. Strange how that works.

paintmered
06-23-2005, 10:07 PM
I've listened to it in New Orleans before.

Florida also.

Heath
06-23-2005, 11:23 PM
Farthest East - about 15 miles south of Syracuse NY

Farthest southeast - in a church parking lot in Greenville SC - made some interesting excuses for grocery shopping during baseball season :D

Farthest South - Valdosta GA

Farthest West - Topeka KS - Barely Audible....

Johnny Vander m
06-23-2005, 11:33 PM
In 1956, oh so long ago for most of you kids, I listened regular on the Flight Deck of the USS WASP on a transister radio in Getmo Cuba. Also WCKY. I am sure some here never heard of that kind of a radio. Still get it clear after about 8 or 9 PM, here in Mississsippi.

Yachtzee
06-23-2005, 11:55 PM
When I'm driving to the in-laws at night, I regularly get it all the way to their driveway in Bath, NY. My brother and I were able to pick it up in Canada while on a road trip driving to Montreal from Maine.

snowstorm
06-24-2005, 12:33 AM
While on a cross-country trip, our family stopped in Elk City, Oklahoma (in western Okla. near the Texas border) for the night and I was able to pick it up there. Amazing.

wally post
06-24-2005, 12:55 AM
That in North Dakota? :D

no, it's in Washington DC. I listen at nights at my upstate new york house.

FrenchD1
06-24-2005, 10:15 AM
I went to the Reds-Brewers game last year and picked it up loud and clear in Milwaukee Wisconsin and listened to the post game stuff on the way home.

Roy Tucker
06-24-2005, 10:51 AM
Interesting background info on the WLW tower and transmitter...

http://hawkins.pair.com/wlw.shtml
http://hawkins.pair.com/wlw2.shtml

rdiersin
06-24-2005, 11:32 AM
When we went to Colorado in the summers as a kid, we could get it in almost to Kansas City.

rdiersin
06-24-2005, 11:35 AM
Interesting background info on the WLW tower and transmitter...

http://hawkins.pair.com/wlw.shtml
http://hawkins.pair.com/wlw2.shtml

Thanks Roy, those links were pretty interesting.

KronoRed
06-24-2005, 11:36 AM
Cool info, thanks Roy

Reds/Flyers Fan
06-24-2005, 12:23 PM
The opposite of WLW is 1360 the Sports Animal. I have trouble getting it north of 275 at night.

Red Leader
06-24-2005, 12:43 PM
The opposite of WLW is 1360 the Sports Animal. I have trouble getting it north of 275 at night.

:laugh: :laugh: True. I barely, if ever, get it up here in Dayton.

KronoRed
06-24-2005, 01:36 PM
I get 1410(I think it is..or 1450) out of Dayton better then 1360.

Heath
06-24-2005, 04:14 PM
:laugh: :laugh: True. I barely, if ever, get it up here in Dayton.


That's why we have 980 HOMER, the Sports Animal........the 1360 Simalcast.....

What is on 1230 in Cincinnati & 1160 in Cincinnati - I know at one time they were both Sports Stations - (Remember Bob Trumpy mornings on 1160?? Bob on BOB)

KronoRed
06-24-2005, 04:18 PM
1160 is all news new, 1230 is "the buzz" also all news.
http://www.wbob.com/
http://www.1230thebuzz.com/

Redsland
06-24-2005, 04:27 PM
For some reason, "the buzz" seems like a particularly bad name for an A.M. radio station.

;)

klw
06-24-2005, 04:50 PM
When I lived in Vermont, I regularly was able to listen to it at night. I am able to get in here in Rhode Island in many areas once it is dark in Cincinnati.

Unassisted
06-24-2005, 05:21 PM
Quote from Roy's first link...

"According to our Duncan revenue estimates, it is the highest billing radio station outside of the largest markets."

I guess we should be more respectful of The Big One, then. That's amazing, if it is still true.

Sweetstop
06-24-2005, 05:53 PM
We can never get it until we get out of Chicago and start south on I-65, but I've listened to it near Naples, Fla before. Plus, my son has trouble picking it up in Lexington at certain times, which is necessary these days, if he wants to listen to his still favorite team.

redsrule2500
06-24-2005, 10:48 PM
Very interesting links, thanks!

I wish WLW was as powerful as it used to be - that would be awesome. :eek: :)

Mutaman
06-24-2005, 11:00 PM
I grew up listening to Waite Hoyt in northern Wisconsin. It would start coming in about 9 0r 10 PM. Have only gotten it faintly, once or twice in Manhattan, its blocked by annother station.

Heath
06-24-2005, 11:06 PM
If my radio knowledge isn't failing me - at night, some stations point certain directions for their frequency. IIRC WLW points south at night.

I'm not sure - Billy Cunningham always at night talked about 38 states and Canada.

marcshoe
06-25-2005, 01:04 AM
I went to college in Edmond, OK (north of OKC) for a year in the eighties, and listened to Reds' games regularly while I was there.

SanDiegoRed
06-26-2005, 02:56 PM
I grew up near Binghamton NY and listened to the Reds games most every day on WLW, usually after 7pm at night. I wish we could of had the internet back then. Its great listening to the Reds broadcast here in San Diego