My parents have at one point picked up TV stations from Cheboygan, MI and South Bend, IN; which are respectively 200 and 170 miles from them. The farthest channels they can get consistently are in Milwaukee, which is 60 miles away.
I pick up WABC in NYC all over the midwest at night. I also have picked up WLS in Chicago (890) in Kentucky, tennessee, georgia, maybe even Florida
We'll be back right after order has been restored here in the Omni Center.
That the universe was formed by a fortuitous concourse of atoms, I will no more believe than that the accidental jumbling of the alphabet would fall into a most ingenious treatise of philosophy - Swift
Here on Long Island, I'm able on most clear nights to get WFED 1500 news from Washington DC. WFAN and WCBS channels I have heard as far away as southern New Hampshire and upstate NY (near Rochester). In fact, the most distant station signal I've gotten is when I went to school upstate. I got signals from Pittsburgh, Toronto, and even a Chicago Bulls game one time.
I've gotten WFAN a couple nights here, just buzzing through the AM dial, living in upstate NY, near Syracuse. Talk radio out of Montreal a couple times as well, Philly every so often, and once, years and years ago, a Fort Wayne Komets game.
The best was driving home one night, and getting engrossed in this debate over the state of local schools. 10 minutes in, I'm wondering why I've never heard of any of these schools. The debate was from fricking BOSTON.
I don't remember the last present I got my dad but then I haven't talked to him for over 2 years now. But it was probably a couple ties, he always wore button up shirts and ties everywhere he went. My mom, I remember because I just do.