Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Left in the dark


Watch for the radio tower behind the Bada Bing Club on re-runs of the Sopranos. The tower's 50,000-watt transmitter on Route 17 in Lodi, N.J., sends the signal for legendary radio powerhouse 770 WABC.

This popular station has launched the biggest names in talk radio, including Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.

Local ratings show that plenty of Pocono listeners tune in to AM 770.

But about two weeks ago, WABC radio became impossible to hear in the Poconos after sundown. And although the daytime signal is still strong, WABC it is not likely to he heard here in the dark again.

What happened?

An advancement in broadcast technology.