Copyright 2014 by Ronald B. Standler
During electric power outages, I sometimes listen to
a battery-powered radio. This webpage lists some of the major
radio stations in the Northeastern USA and Canada that broadcast news.
This is not a complete list of all radio stations.
50 kW AM transmitters
The maximum legal radiated power for the medium-wave band
(i.e., frequencies between 530 and 1620 kHz) in the USA is 50 kW.
Here is a list of some of the news radio station in the northeastern
USA that have a transmitter power of 50 kW.
|City, State ||Call Sign ||kHz ||Website ||Network|
|Toronto, Ontario ||CFTR ||680 ||CFTR ||Independent |
|Cincinnati, Ohio ||WLW ||700 ||WLW ||Independent |
|Chicago, Ill. ||WGN ||720 ||WGN ||Independent |
|New York City ||WABC ||770 ||WABC ||ABC|
|Chicago, Ill. ||WBBM ||780 ||WBBM ||CBS |
|Schenectady, NY ||WGY ||810 ||WGY ||Independent |
|Worcester, Mass. ||WCRN ||830 ||WCRN ||Independent |
|New York City ||WCBS ||880 ||WCBS ||CBS |
|Chicago, Ill. ||WLS ||890 ||WLS ||Independent |
|New York City ||WINS ||1010 ||WINS ||CBS |
|Pittsburgh, PA ||KDKA ||1020 ||KDKA ||CBS |
|Boston, Mass. ||WBZ ||1030 ||WBZ ||CBS |
|Philadelphia, Penn. ||KYW ||1060 ||KYW ||CBS |
|Hartford, Conn. ||WTIC ||1080 ||WTIC ||CBS |
|Baltimore, Maryl. ||WBAL ||1090 ||WBAL ||CBS |
|New York City ||WBBR ||1130 || ||Bloomberg |
|Rochester, NY ||WHAM ||1180 ||WHAM ||Independent |
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AM Radio Near Concord, NH
|City, State ||Call Letters ||kHz ||Website ||Network ||Power kW |
|Manchester, NH ||WGIR ||610 ||WGIR ||Fox ||5, 1 |
|Laconia, NH ||WEZS ||1350 ||WEZS ||Fox ||5, 0.1 |
|Concord, NH ||WKXL ||1450 ||WKXL || ||1, 1 |
FM Radio Near Concord, NH
|City, State ||Call Letters ||MHz ||Website ||Network|
|Concord, NH ||WEVO ||89.1 ||WEVO ||NPR |
|Boston, Mass. ||WGBH ||89.7 ||WGBH ||NPR |
|Boston, Mass. ||WBUR ||90.9 ||WBUR ||NPR |
|Bow, NH ||WCNH ||91.5 ||WCNH ||classical |
|Portland, Maine ||W245AA ||96.9 ||WBACH ||classical |
|Lowell, Mass. ||WCRB ||99.5 ||WCRB ||classical |
|Thomaston, Maine ||WBQX ||106.9 ||WBQX ||classical |
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The U.S. Government broadcasts time signals from transmitters near
Ft. Collins, Colorado on frequencies of 2.5, 5, 10, 15,
and 20 MHz.
The Canadian Government broadcasts time signals from transmitters
near Ottawa on frequencies of 3330, 7850, and 14670 kHz.
Don't have a shortwave radio? You can listen to time broadcasts in the USA
on long-distance telephone, as described in my earlier webpage on
news, time, and weather.
During the 1930s through the 1980s, people listened to shortwave radio broadcasts
to get reliable news and details of what was happening in foreign nations.
As a child in the early 1960s, I remember listening to a shortwave radio and hearing
"This is London. You are listening to the World Service of the BBC."
Satellite distributions of television broadcasts in the 1980s and
1990s made radio obsolete for many people.
Further, the rise of the Internet in the 1990s decreased the number of people who
listen to shortwave radio in the USA and Western Europe.
- The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) ended its shortwave transmissions to
North America on 1 July 2001.
- Deutsche Welle, the German government foreign radio broadcaster,
ended its shortwave transmissions to
North America in Oct 2006.
- Radio Netherlands ended its shortwave transmissions to
North America on 26 Oct 2008.
Links to Other Websites
- Official government lists of radio stations in USA and Canada
- U.S. Federal Communications Commission query for data on
FM radio stations.
radio transmitters by region, frequency, or call sign.
- Wikipedia list of 50 kW
radio transmitters in the USA; also Wiki list of
stations (50 kW power day/night); list of clear-channel stations from
- Radio-Locator search by city,
state, call sign, or format (e.g., classical music, talk, news, sports, etc.)
in the USA and Canada.
- Worldwide links to radio stations,
maintained by Mika Mäkeläinen in Finland.
- Search for AM radio stations in the USA and Canada, by
- List of radio stations in
at Kent State University.
This document is at
created 7 Oct 2014, modified 12 Oct 2014
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