Originally Posted by W2IRT
Yeah, IIRC, there's the 4-square for 1010 WINS, five towers for 1190 (WLIB or ?? now), three big towers for 710 WOR and I think one other array as well.
I believe you're right. 1010 WINS (I think, anyway) was across from Medieval Times on Polito Avenue. Going back, they had like a Rohn 45 coming out of the building with an HF tri-bander on it.
They were my favorite station as a kid. Before I moved out of NJ, I had the mistaken notion that every major city had a 24 hr. news station that would actually report the news (as "news" probably should be). I try getting it nowadays that I'm out of the area. Very rare.
I usually can hear WCBS from City Island (Bronx). I understand they used to diplex with WFAN (formerly WNnnnnnnBC) and that the small tower at WABC could load up for either of the 3 big stations in case the primaries went out.
I was also in a hot spot for WNEW-AM. Whenever my phone went out, I could hear 1130 coming from the handset. Some of the towns had problems with their radio tielines for voting receivers coupling broadcast audio, and a former co-worker told me that the AM near-field energy would wreak havoc on Curtiss Wright's electronics.
But as a kid, I could go upstairs in my house and look out a certain window and see many of the tower beacons from the Meadowlands at night. It was pretty cool.
Ever listen to the 900 MHz STLs?