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RBA
04-04-2012, 04:06 PM
Check this MAP (http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/cin/downloads/y2012/RadioAffiliateMap_Feb-2012_7x6_FINAL.pdf)

Goto the Radio Locator (http://radio-locator.com/)

Enter the call sign of stations around your area. Also, remember on the AM band the signals travel farther the lower the number on the dial. But it also has to do how many watts and the station's broadcast pattern. Some patterns are directional.

Which means a station could be broadcasting 15 miles from you, but if it is not broadcasting in your direction, you will probably have very bad, spotty reception. However, if you are in the stations signal path, you maybe able to get that station clear as a bell 40 miles out.

Take WBHE 680 AM Newbury/Louisville for example night time pattern..

http://radio-locator.com/pats/WHBE_AM_LN.gif

The southern part of the signal drops out fast, but the signal to the North is a little stronger.



WLW is non-directional which means it's signals pretty much travels uniformily outward.


WLW 700 Cincinnati

http://radio-locator.com/pats/WLW_AM_LU.gif

Now here is a sample of Reds Radio coverage in San Diego County...



http://asset0.cbsistatic.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim/2012/03/01/fmimg5475073473476147457_257x457.ss-0-

reds1869
04-04-2012, 04:16 PM
I'm firmly in WLW-Land. My parents live in West Virginia and I attended college there. When I lived in both Columbus and Cleveland I listened to Reds baseball on The Big One. I can say for a fact I've never once had to dial up any other station to listen to the Reds.

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-04-2012, 04:31 PM
In Centerville, Ohio, it's WLW all the way. The transmitter in Mason is barely 20 miles from Centerville. No need to listen to any other station.

KronoRed
04-04-2012, 05:19 PM
Nothing here in W.NC, those stations up in Tennessee are next to impossible to get.

Vottomatic
04-04-2012, 05:25 PM
Here in Idaho it's WLW or bust.

MississippiRed
04-04-2012, 05:35 PM
At night, I can hear WLW down here in Starkville, Mississippi.

_Sir_Charles_
04-04-2012, 05:37 PM
Check this MAP (http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/cin/downloads/y2012/RadioAffiliateMap_Feb-2012_7x6_FINAL.pdf)


I can't get my map to scroll down to Texas. What gives?

RBA
04-04-2012, 06:52 PM
I can't get my map to scroll down to Texas. What gives?

http://asset0.cbsistatic.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim/2012/03/01/fmimg5475073473476147457_257x457.ss-0-

_Sir_Charles_
04-04-2012, 06:54 PM
I was joking RBA. I've got mlb.tv so I'm covered. This'll be my first season having it, I've used gameday audio for a few years now though just to get my beloved WLW and Marty.

Blitz Dorsey
04-04-2012, 09:50 PM
Usually WLW for me here in Columbus, but occasionally the local station (1230) comes in better so that's what I use.

Yachtzee
04-04-2012, 11:32 PM
During the day, I can barely get a static-filled WLW just north of Akron, but at night, I've gotten WLW all the way to my in-laws driveway in Bath, NY.