Saturday, December 17, 2011

50,000-Watt Radio Broadcasting? Bah!

"Some ... may recall Top 40 deejays in America boasting of their stations' powerful fifty-thousand-watt signals.  Consider, then, that Radio Luxembourg was seven times more powerful than that, and the [Voice of America], in Munich, twenty times more powerful, aiming to reach Soviet territory."

—From Barry Kernfeld's recent book, Pop Song Piracy

...and here it says 1.3 million Watts:

A short feature on Willis Conover's VOA jazz broadcasts: