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The wmca/570 and WNYC/820 transmitters, with three shared towers are aimed toward New York City from flooded tidelands along the Hackensack river. The site was built in the late 1940s. Kinda like me. From the late 50s until I left for North Carolina in 1965, I was a severely loyal listener to the wmca good guys. WMCA is 5000 watts with one pattern full-time. WNYC is 10000 watts by day and 1000 watts by night with two patterns (one at each link in this sentence). Patterns for both stations cast a broad lobe across the five boroughs. And both stations use all three towers for all their patterns. Note that the towers sit in salt water spilled out of the Hackensack River. Somewhere on the Web is an aerial photo showing the whole area dry when the facility was built.

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Taken on April 26, 2006