Burns Radio

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  • #16889
    892R
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    The fracas in and near Burns brings to mind the AM-FM station there. I understand it is no longer on the air. Anyone know what happened. Anyone attempt to put it back on the air? How come John Day station survives but this one does not?

    #16890
    mwdxer1
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    They are off the air? The last time I heard the owner had a CP to move to 1210 with 12KW day and lp at night. Wasn’t that built?

    #16896
    boisebill
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    BLSTA 20151123AEA
    DUE TO THE UNAVAILABILITY OF PERSONNEL AND THE ABSENCE OF THE OWNER OUT OF THE COUNTRY, THE STATIONS TEMPORARILY WENT SILENT AS OF OCTOBER 31, 2015.
    (Both the AM & FM)

    No they didn’t build the 1210 facilities.

    #16898
    paulwalker
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    This is just another sad story of the decline of a once great industry. That being said, Bend, and Portland stations, if they have not already, should move in and be the conduit for coverage.

    #16899
    mwdxer1
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    That is indeed sad. I remember the old KRNS 1230 back in the 70s.

    #16901
    semoochie
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    I tried to get a job there in the 70s. I asked someone where the station was and they had no idea that Burns had a radio station! That was 40 years ago. What must it be like now? By the way, we have thread for this: Central & Eastern Oregon Radio Happenings

    #16904
    Dxer1969
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    They were a good country station. And for a 1230, they could be heard 75 miles away. Not bad!
    The John Day station was much newer and more elaborate then I thought. Think the owner there was well to do. Station had modern technology and tons of CD’s. They didn’t get out too far though. Days 25 miles. Nights, about 10 miles.

    #16920
    Borderblaster
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    1610 kHz KAC616 Narrows OR 10w

    #16922
    W7PAT
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    Good place for FM translators (I prefer the word “repeater”) from Portland and Bend.

    #16932
    Dxer1969
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    Wow! Now we have Lakeview and Burns with no radio stations. Large area. Wish I was DXing there. For awhile, at least. Then, Scotty. Beam me back home!

    #16933
    Dxer1969
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    No wonder why the Gresmas AM 1230 went off the, I could receive the Cops Bay 1230. Lakeview and Burns were gone!

    #16940
    boisebill
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    There’s lots of signals you can hear in Burns. The Boise stations are there an decent radios. Even KJDY-FM is listenable there.

    #16968
    Dxer1969
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    The strongest AM that boomed in at night was 670 KBOI. KJDY FM was pretty good too. Others were Boise 580 & 1140. Hard to catch 630 though. 780 in Reno was a boomer too at times. 1510, 920, & 590 in Spokane came in nice as well.

    #16995
    boisebill
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    Locally radio wise they have the choice of OPB & religious. The LP FM seems to be locally owned. Wikipedia says it’s religious music.

    #17021
    Dxer1969
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    Must either listen to radio at night or go loony. I am trying to remember what came in during the daytime besides the local stations? Think in Burns 670 did. 1380 kind of did In Lakeview 570 boomed in. And 780 kind of did. 960 in K. Falls did too. But only during the middle of the day.

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