AM Talk Radio Transmitters

2499 CLUI photo.This is the antenna field for WINS, an AM talk radio station, one of several radio transmission tower sites in the Meadowlands - the origin for the talk radio of the New York region. Radio stations use the undeveloped marshy areas, unproductive land, because it is open, enabling radiowaves to radiate unobstructed in the direction of their main audience. Also, radio ground waves, especially AM, propagate well over brackish water. Other towers nearby are for WSNR, WLIB, and WROR, and elsewhere in the Meadowlands are the transmission towers for WZRC, WINS, WEPN, and WNYC.

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