WBGO Beefs Up Signal

Transmission upgrade for Gotham area jazz station coming soon
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WBGO(FM), a prominent jazz station in the New York metropolitan area, is finishing a significant upgrade to improve its signal in the Big Apple.

According to a release, a new transmitter and antenna system are being installed at New York’s 4 Times Square rooftop RF site. The combination, with better positioning, is expected to improve overall coverage throughout the concrete canyons of New York City.

WBGO President and CEO Cephas Bowles called the transmitter project “an investment in the future of WBGO and a testament to terrestrial radio being alive and well, despite common misconceptions to the contrary.”

The upgrade is the result of a $3 million capital campaign. Main studios for WBGO will remain in Newark, N.J.


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