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antenna

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This place....
« on: May 16, 2023, 12:15:29 am »

OK, back in the 1960's I had a reel-to-reel recorder.

One of the things I did  back in the day was record NYC radio stations and send those recordings to soldiers serving in Vietnam.

(long story short, the destination was given in the local newspaper)

WABC (NYC AM radio, 770)  was popular, based upon the feedback I received.  Yeah, I got letters from the soldiers.

They told me that one of their fav songs on the tapes I had sent them was the Animals, "We Got To Get Out Of This Place."

The soldiers were most awesome for me (a teen) back in the day.  The letters I received were great.  So encouraging for me.

Good stuff.
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Re: This place....
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2023, 12:30:00 am »

Nice story.  Thanks.  I used to listen to WABC too from New Jersey in the sixties.

https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php/topic,121350.msg841164.html#msg841164
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Re: This place....
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2023, 07:39:45 pm »


If I remember correctly, WABC located their transmitter tower in Lodi, NJ.  A 50,000 watt clear channel station.

In some respects, I feel for the great residents of Lodi, NJ.  When they made toast, there probably was the WABC call-letters emblazoned on to their toast due to the EMF of the area.

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