Hi Jeff Y! I live in New Orleans, LA now ( for the past 4 years), but I grew
up in New Eagle/Monongahela, PA! It's not too often I run into another
Valley boy or girl on the Internet. This has nothing to do with radio or
WILE, of course, but I just wanted to say hello to an old "neighbor". I have
the good fortune to be able to fly back up and visit every few months- 4-5
times a year. My first year living here I was so homesick that I flew up 6
times! The Valley will always be home to me...My favorite stations are
Channel 97 and 'DVE. I was there last month and was glad to see they are
still going strong. I was very upset by the WESA/Froggy thing- I guess it's
not WESA anymore- they have some other callsign now. Are they still
simulcasting that "Froggy" format baloney? WESA was nice and local, and I
have many friends and acquaintances who advertised their businesses ( such
as Hitch's Hut in Mon City) on the station all the time.
Anyhow, just wanted to say hello ( I even got a little on-topic radio talk
in there!) If you'd like to reply privately, please feel free to do so. My
Belle Vernon area Pritchards, some of whom I understand are less than
upstanding citizens. Perhaps we can meet on my next trip back ( probably
sometime in mid to late October). I graduated from Ringgold in 1980. Some of
my favorite football games in those days were against the arch-rival Leps.
Maybe we know some of the same people. Anyway, it's great to see another Mon
Valley radio nut here on Usenet! Hope to hear from you.
Cordially (Live From New Orleans),
> As stated by Ron, WILE is back on frequency this morning, 8/22/01. I
> did manage to get a hold of John McCance and told him about the posts
> and he checked into the problem. It turned out to be a tube in the
> oscillator section of the transmitter. Replaced it and is doing well.
> For Ron Hardin and Mike, the two gentlemen I'm corresponding with in
> these posts, I'm curious to know where your located. I'm about 25
> miles south of Pittsburgh in Belle Vernon.
> Jeff Y.
> >WILE 1270 Cambridge Ohio is again off frequency, at 1269.92, making
> >a mess of 1270 but offering the opportunity to pick them up by
> >detecting a carrier there (much easier than detecting voice).
> >They were off frequency the same way in March; I wonder why that
> >happens. Once you've got the right crystal I don't see how it changes.
> >An engineer is expected in at 2pm, according to the receptionist.
> >Phone in glowing reception reports to 740 432 5605 to make an
> >impression on her, if you hear them.
> >Ron Hardin
> >On the internet, nobody knows you're a jerk.