Calvary Chapel / CSN Squeezing Out Boston College Stations

The Boston Phoenix reports on CSN’s plan to erect a 20,000 watt completely unmanned satellite-driven station on the fringes of several college station’s signal:

If the syndicate is allowed to transmit its satellite feed, 20,000 watts strong, from a tower in Plymouth, it could muddle the signal of many lower-power stations — including Boston College’s student-run WZBC (90.3 FM) — for several hundred thousand listeners on the South Shore. It would also set a terrible precedent, allowing a nationwide broadcaster to take up valuable FM bandwidth with syndicated programming antithetical to the local spirit noncommercial radio is supposed to support.