AM station to shut down at end of May 2019

Discuss FCC rules, regulations, news, and information!
NECRAT
Site Admin
Posts: 3104
Joined: Sat Nov 17, 2007 9:13 pm
Location: Taunton, MA
Contact:

Re: AM station to shut down at end of May 2019

Post by NECRAT » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:22 pm

After Tom, I believe Clif Mills was taking care of it for a while, and I believe Ryan Kurpa(?) is now doing it.
http://www.necrat.us

"Arguing with an engineer is like mud wrestling with a pig. After a couple of hours, you realize the pig likes it"

kcbooboo
Posts: 544
Joined: Sat Dec 10, 2011 4:53 pm
Location: East of the Mississippi

Re: AM station to shut down at end of May 2019

Post by kcbooboo » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:34 pm

Clif and Ryan took care of WQUN-AM. Tom and I did WQAQ-FM. Totally independent operations. I don't know who it taking care of the FM these days. The FM was/is student run. The AM was/is a paid commercial business operation.

Bob M.

User avatar
Bill DeFelice
Posts: 271
Joined: Wed May 18, 2011 6:29 pm
Location: Fairfield County, CT
Contact:

Re: AM station to shut down at end of May 2019

Post by Bill DeFelice » Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:08 pm

I believe Ryan was doing WQUN up until the end, as I know he and fellow broadcast colleague Bob Gilmore were also working together at ESPN in Bristol. Here's a link to my forum post when four years ago (and 50 pounds heavier) I toured the station's transmitter site:

WQUN Transmitter Site Tour 2015
Last edited by Bill DeFelice on Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Webmaster
History of Westport Connecticut Radio
The WMMM Tribute Site

CampusBroadcaster.net
Legal, low power, license-free broadcasting for educational institutions

kcbooboo
Posts: 544
Joined: Sat Dec 10, 2011 4:53 pm
Location: East of the Mississippi

Re: AM station to shut down at end of May 2019

Post by kcbooboo » Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:07 am

As far as I know, the site is unchanged except for a very expensive Kintronic notch filter to get rid of an intermod product detected a few years ago. They were also running the stock C-QUAM stereo built into the BE transmitter.

Ryan inherited WADS from Clif. I don't know if he inherited any others.

Bob M.

Post Reply