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Central & Eastern Oregon Radio Happenings

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  • Started 4 years ago by Craig_Adams
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  1. This from All Access:

    In technical filings, WALLOWA VALLEY RADIO has applied to move KWVR-A/ENTERPRISE, OR to a new site after losing its current location, which the licensee says is too small for a standard 90 degree ground system and which the owner intends to subdivide and sell.

    KWVR's transmitter site is on Golf Course Rd.

    Posted on June 24, 2010 - 07:14 PM #
  2. semoochie

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    The occupant of 94.1 has applied to move to 92.9, soon to be replaced by a newly downgraded 94.1, which I believe is moving from 92.7 but don't quote me.

    Posted on June 24, 2010 - 08:01 PM #
  3. We have discussed the 92.9/94.1 issue in other threads. 94.3 KZPT's move to Government Camp is forcing KXIX (Bend) to move from 94.1 to the less ideal 92.9. This forces 92.7 KRXF (Sunriver) to move to 94.1.

    Posted on June 25, 2010 - 12:55 AM #
  4. semoochie

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    I know but they just applied this week.

    Posted on June 25, 2010 - 03:38 AM #
  5. 94.1 KXIX "Power 94" will not be moving after all. It will be less "Power"...but still on 94.1 (which will be licensed to Sunriver.) The Bend Radio Group made a wise decision, keeping KXIX on it's heritage, interference-free frequency. As a C2 on 94.1, the KXIX signal will still reach into Washington and Eastern Oregon. Meanwhile, "92/7 FM" KRXF will get a nice coverage boost by switching to 92.9, as a C0. With this move, KRXF will no longer bump into The Dalles' 92.7 KMSW, Burns' 92.7 KQHC, or Newport's 92.7 KNCU.

    Posted on July 5, 2010 - 03:25 AM #
  6. semoochie

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    This sounds questionable at the eleventh hour. It seems more likely that the new occupant of 94.1 will keep it's call letters and KXIX will change to something else on 92.9.

    Posted on July 5, 2010 - 04:01 AM #
  7. "92/7 FM" has been promoting the upgrade to 92.9, on the air, and on their website/Facebook. They say it's happening in one week, but haven't given an exact date and time.

    Posted on July 5, 2010 - 06:05 AM #
  8. semoochie

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    Now it makes sense: There is a Time Brokerage Agreement in place between GCC owned KXIX and Sunriver's KRXF, where the former provides programming for the latter, with the option to purchase at some point. Expect to see an application soon that will give GCC ownership of KRXF.

    Posted on July 5, 2010 - 04:27 PM #
  9. It sounds like the "big switch" is happening on Friday. I'm guessing that 94.3 KZPT (Government Camp) will be on the air very soon.

    Yes, I'm expecting GCC to be owning both 92.9 and 94.1, in the not too distant future.

    When 94.1 powers down to a C2, most listeners around Bend, Redmond, Sisters, etc., won't notice the difference. Of course, places like Summer Lake, Mt. Hood, McKenzie Bridge, and other fringe reception areas, will have a noticably weaker signal.

    Posted on July 7, 2010 - 02:39 AM #
  10. Now they are saying this weekend.

    Posted on July 7, 2010 - 10:19 PM #
  11. Broadway

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    >>I'm guessing that 94.3 KZPT (Government Camp) will be on the air very soon
    Don't think that will happen for a while with the Bustos reorganization.

    Posted on July 7, 2010 - 10:53 PM #
  12. Seems like it would be easy to plug in one of Bustos' crap quality satellite feeds into the 94.3 KZPT transmitter.

    Posted on July 8, 2010 - 12:45 AM #
  13. "92/7 FM" is making the switch to "92/9 FM" on Sunday.

    Both 92.7 and 94.1 are running at low power right now.

    Posted on July 9, 2010 - 01:20 AM #
  14. bossjock

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    >>I'm guessing that 94.3 KZPT (Government Camp) will be on the air very soon
    >>>>Don't think that will happen for a while with the Bustos reorganization

    According to a column in Radio-Info, 94.3 and 1130 are outside the reorg, held in a separate company (Bustos Media *Holdings* LLC) which retains some CA stations under the same umbrella.

    Posted on July 9, 2010 - 08:41 AM #
  15. "92/7 FM" ended up switching to "92/9 FM" (KRXF, Bend) last night (7/10) around 9 PM.

    94.1 (KXIX, Sunriver) had very over-modulated audio, over the weekend.

    Posted on July 11, 2010 - 11:19 PM #
  16. 94.1 KXIX is no longer receivable in the hills of Eugene, while 92.9 KRXF is coming in, as KXIX used to.

    Posted on July 14, 2010 - 07:19 AM #
  17. This from All Access:

    ----------------------------------------KRXF Doubles Power In Bend, OR----------------------------------------

    BEND RADIO GROUP Alternative KRXF/BEND, OR has moved up the dial from 92.7 FM to 92.9 FM.

    KRXP MD KRIS METZDORF told ALL ACCESS, "We went from 50,000 watts to 100,000 watts so you can imagine how much better our signal is now everywhere including the outer lying areas of CENTRAL OREGON. Our call letters are still KRXF."

    Posted on July 19, 2010 - 07:33 PM #
  18. To be exact, KRXF was 18,500. I now understand why Kris doesn't use her last name on the air. While I enjoy a lot of what "92/9 FM" plays, I think their format is a bit too eclectic. They would see higher ratings with a more hit-driven "New Rock" format.

    Posted on July 20, 2010 - 12:43 AM #
  19. Chico

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    Hmmm..."Hit-Driven" Alternative Rock. If it's a hit, what exactly makes it alternative? It's thinking like this that has put this format into the dumper, perhaps?

    Posted on July 22, 2010 - 07:42 PM #
  20. This from All Access:

    ------------------------------KRXF Honored For Third Straight Year In Bend, OR------------------------------

    Congrats to BEND RADIO GROUP Alternative KRXF (92/9 FM)/BEND, OR on being voted by the SOURCE WEEKLY readers POLL as CENTRAL OREGON’s "Best Radio Station." In addition, 92/9 FM's MD/middayer KRIS METZDORF was voted "Best Personality."

    92/9 FM has won both awards since the station signed on three years ago.

    Posted on August 12, 2010 - 08:35 PM #
  21. With last month's upgrade, 92/9 FM is now Central Oregon's most powerful radio station.

    Posted on August 13, 2010 - 01:35 AM #
  22. This from All Access:

    -----------------------------Bend Radio/Oregon Names Wes Davis Chief Engineer-----------------------------

    BEND RADIO GROUP has named LEE WESLEY DAVIS Chief Engineer/Operator of its CENTRAL OREGON cluster of four FMs and one AM. Previously, DAVIS spent five years as the VP/Engineering for NETXMEDIA GROUP.

    "With the passing of DAVE YOUNG last spring, we knew we had some very big engineering shoes to fill," Owner/Co-CEO JIM GROSS said. "To have found someone of WES’ caliber was truly a godsend. WES is a great engineer and broadcaster, he understands programming, and he’s a perfect fit for CENTRAL OREGON’s communities and outdoor lifestyle. WES is also a great person and someone to whom our staff has instantly bonded. He’s already making a huge and positive difference in our organization."

    Posted on August 19, 2010 - 06:43 PM #
  23. Now, hopefully he can get rid of that nasty high-pitched background noise on Power 94, and KSJJ 102.9!

    Posted on August 20, 2010 - 12:31 AM #
  24. I'm thinking, 94.1 KXIX should move to Awbrey Butte, to maximize it's C2 signal, and better serve the population areas in Central Oregon. Awbrey Butte C2's like 101.7 KLRR and 104.1 KWPK, provide much better coverage of Bend, Sisters, and the Cascades.

    Posted on August 21, 2010 - 02:48 AM #
  25. This from All Access:

    ----------------------------------Dave Clemens Named PD Of KRCO/Bend, OR----------------------------------

    DAVE CLEMENS has been named PD of HORIZON BROADCASTING Classic Country KRCO/BEND, OR. CLEMENS has been with HORIZON for six years and continues his duties as PD/morning host and sister Hot AC KWPK-FM (The Peak 104.1).

    DAVE replaces JACK FRIDAY who exited in SEPTEMBER to relocate to JUNEAU, AK.

    For more on KRCO, visit Reach out to DAVE at

    Posted on October 15, 2010 - 06:27 PM #
  26. In other Central Oregon radio news, "92/9 FM" KRXF began streaming online yesterday at noon!

    Posted on October 16, 2010 - 01:10 AM #
  27. Now it's offical! This from All Access:

    ------------------------------------------------KRXF Is Now Streaming------------------------------------------------

    BEND RADIO GROUP Alternative KRXF (92/9FM)/BEND, OR MD KRIS METZDORF is happy to announce that you can now hear the station on your computer or mobile phone.
    KRXF is now streaming at

    Posted on October 18, 2010 - 07:27 PM #
  28. Now where is Power 94's stream?

    Posted on October 18, 2010 - 11:00 PM #
  29. This from All Access:

    HORIZON BROADCASTING GROUP LLC is selling FM translator K283BH/BEND, OR to SUMMIT BROADCASTING GROUP, LLC for forgiveness of debt.

    Posted on October 20, 2010 - 06:29 PM #
  30. I wonder what Summit has planned for the 104.5 translator is Bend. Horizon will no longer need 104.5 to rebroadcast "Lite 95.1" KLTW, when the station moves to Awbrey Butte at 95.7.

    Posted on October 20, 2010 - 11:42 PM #
  31. This from All Access:

    -------------------KPAM, KWSO Big Winners At Oregon Association Of Broadcasters Awards------------------

    The OREGON ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS announced the winners of its 2010 Awards For Excellence at the organization's annual FALL Conference (jointly held with the WASHINGTON STATE BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION) in SKAMANIA, WA this past weekend.


    Best Public Service Announcement (Single Spot) -- Radio: COMBINED COMMUNICATIONS Talk KBND-A/BEND, "Heart Center"

    Best Public Service Announcement (Single Spot) -- Radio -- Non-Commercial/Educational: KWSO, "Air Show of the Cascades"

    Best Public Service Campaign -- Radio -- Non-Commercial/Educational: KWSO, "Food Handlers Safety"

    Best Uniquely "OREGON" Program Produced by Station -- Radio: COMBINED COMMUNICATIONS Country KMTK (MOUNTAIN 99.7)/BEND, "Riding the Rough String"

    Best Uniquely "OREGON" Program Produced by Station -- Radio -- Non-Commercial/Educational: KWSO, "The High Desert Country Pi-Ume-Sha Week"

    Best Single News Story -- Radio -- Non-Commercial/Educational: KWSO, "Celilo Village Restoration"

    Posted on October 26, 2010 - 07:21 PM #
  32. This from All Access:

    RADIO ASSIST MINISTRY, INC. has asked the FCC for an extension of Silent STAs for FM translators K261DO/TUMALO, OR; W290AQ/FORT VALLEY, GA; W290BR/MCRAE, GA; W229AJ/PEMBROKE, GA; and W288BT/ST. CLAIR, MI.

    Posted on October 28, 2010 - 06:42 PM #
  33. This from All Access:

    ------------------------------Horizon/Bend, OR Names Jean Morgan Traffic Mgr.------------------------------

    HORIZON BROADCASTING GROUP has appointed JEAN MORGAN as Traffic Manager for its BEND, OR cluster. She is responsible for the production of all daily programming logs, including commercial advertising scheduling, for six radio stations.

    "JEAN has over 30 years of traffic experience and we are delighted to welcome her back to HORIZON BROADCASTING GROUP," HRG Pres./CEO KEITH SHIPMAN said. "She’s one of the best at her craft in the country."

    Posted on November 4, 2010 - 07:17 PM #
  34. This was posted today on RadioTVDeals.Com ...Any guesses as to the station?

    FM - Full Power, Commercial
    Market Rank Mkt 201+
    Asking Price $295,000.00
    Part of a Combo or Group? Stand Alone
    Seller Financing Available? Consider Seller Financing
    Will Seller LMA? Will Consider LMA
    Ad Headline Oregon, Small Market, Class A FM

    Class: A
    Coverage: South-Central, Oregon
    Power: 6kW
    Digital: Yes
    Hours: Fulltime
    Equipment: State of the art
    Reason to sell: Other interests


    Posted on November 10, 2010 - 09:37 PM #
  35. semoochie

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    Bend is market #205 and I don't see any other possibilities unless it's WAY below #201! There don't appear to be any Class A Commercial stations in Bend and anything very far outside, wouldn't come in so I'm at a loss. South-Central sounds like Klamath Falls but there's that #201+ number getting in the way again.

    Posted on November 10, 2010 - 10:17 PM #
  36. It is a non-commercial in Lonerock, OR

    Posted on November 10, 2010 - 10:43 PM #
  37. Whoops, no it isn't. Looked at the wrong listing.

    Posted on November 10, 2010 - 10:46 PM #
  38. Broadway

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    No Class A's in the Klamath Falls market....maybe Medford?

    Posted on November 10, 2010 - 11:33 PM #
  39. Doug McIntyre's "Red Eye Radio" program now heard in Bend on NewsTalk 1110am KBND, 1am to 5am, following George Noorey.

    In Portland it's on "Freedom 970."

    Posted on November 11, 2010 - 01:00 AM #
  40. semoochie

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    It looks like I skipped over Medford at #209. There's a Class A in Rogue River on 94.7 but it's more of a Grants Pass station. That must be it but it isn't 6KW. Still, that seems to be all we have to go on.

    Posted on November 11, 2010 - 03:08 AM #
  41. kahtik

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    Could be KRAT (97.7 FM, "97.7 The Rat") in Altamont, Oregon (Klamath Falls area). It's been silent for a while and is up for sale. At least that's what I was told last week while in town.

    Posted on November 11, 2010 - 09:45 AM #
  42. kahtik

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    I know the market size is listed wrong, but it's not the first time we've seen that done in any ratings service.

    Posted on November 11, 2010 - 09:45 AM #
  43. semoochie

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    There's no longer any sign of Altamont in the FCC database. I think it's past the time it can be sold as a silent station.

    Posted on November 11, 2010 - 01:25 PM #
  44. This from All Access:

    OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING is swapping the construction permit for KQDL/HINES, OR to CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC. and $3,000 for FM translator K252DL/WALTON, OR.

    Posted on November 15, 2010 - 08:15 AM #
  45. This from All Access:

    --------------------------------------------------Station Deals--------------------------------------------------

    LYLE DODGE is selling FM translator K229BN/UNION, OR to ALEXANDRA COMMUNICATIONS, INC. for costs of the application.

    Posted on December 21, 2010 - 09:42 PM #
  46. paulwalker

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    Former Bend jock, Bruce Cannon has passed away. He was a longtime fixture at KTAC Tacoma, and worked at various markets in the Northwest. A very good radio performer, a unique but likeable style. "Sugar Bruce" was a nickname, and yes, he was quite a sweet radio pro.

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    Posted on December 21, 2010 - 10:14 PM #
  47. This from All Access:

    Applying for Silent STA is LYLE DODGE (K229BN/UNION, OR).

    Posted on December 27, 2010 - 07:56 PM #
  48. This from All Access:

    ------------------------------------------------KBNW Adds Mark Levin-----------------------------------------------

    HORIZON BROADCASTING GROUP Talk KBNW-A-F/BEND, OR has added CITADEL's MARK LEVIN for 9p-midnight (PT) weeknights. The show joined the KBNW lineup MONDAY (1/3).

    The station has also added a local financial show, "DOLLARS AND SENSE WITH GLENN AND STEIN," for SUNDAYS 10-11a. The show is hosted by WYCHICK INVESTMENT ADVISORS' GLENN PARKER and STEIN SWANSON.

    Posted on January 4, 2011 - 07:21 PM #
  49. News from the "OPB Radio" video listing channel. KETP is on the air in Enterprise. Most likely went on in the Fall of 2010.

    Additionally, KHRV Hood River 90.1MHz must have switched to OPB about the same time.

    Posted on February 19, 2011 - 09:45 AM #
  50. This from All Access:

    --------------------------------------------Translators Change Hands--------------------------------------------

    In other FCC filings, ALEXANDRA COMMUNICATIONS, INC. is selling K229BN/UNION, OR to OREGON TRAIL RADIO, INC. for $10,000.

    ------------------------------------------KWEI Flips Spanish For Oldies------------------------------------------

    Sources tell ALL ACCESS that TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING Regional Mexican KWEI/BOISE, ID is flipping to Oldies.

    Posted on February 25, 2011 - 09:17 PM #

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