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  • #39406

    lastday
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    Whenever I’m in that area, KWSO is my go-to in the car. The diversity of their programming and commitment to community service is outstanding. It would be a terrible loss to that area if KWSO doesn’t survive.

    A morning set consisting of “Rock Lobster” by B-52s, “I Put A Spell On You” by CCR, some other music new to me, and capped with native language lessons practice is awesome for listeners.

    #39433

    lastday
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    Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs awarded $1M+ in grant funding. Maybe some of it will go toward sustaining KWSO.

    https://www.registerguard.com/news/20180920/oregon-tribes-awarded-millions-in-federal-grant-funding

    “…The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation, gets nearly $1.2 million, a larger award among Oregon’s grant recipients.”

    #39637

    chessyduck
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    Radio Tierra (KZAS-FM LPFM 95.1) in Hood River has launched their new audio stream. The stream can be found at http://www.radiotierra.org . It’s a 128 Kbps MP3 Shoutcast feed sourced at : http://176.31.118.39:16798

    KZAS-LP can also be heard on four Columbia Gorge translators.

    K240DA 95.9 Stevenson, WA
    K244ES 96.7 Carson, WA
    K296GO 107.1 Parkdale, OR
    K299BB 107.7 The Dalles, OR

    Nice coverage for an LPFM.
    – ChessyDuck

    #40510

    Craig_Adams
    Participant

    This from All Access:

    KCMB, LLC is selling K229BN/LA GRANDE, OR to FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF RIVERVIEW for $20,000. The primary station will be noncommercial KOLU/PASCO, WA.

    #42781

    chessyduck
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    The FCC formally changed tbe status of ex-LPFM KFDS-LP in Bend to “DKFDS-LP” as of 12 Sept. The Catholic station’s license was cancelled earlier this year. The Diocese of Baker apparently pulled the plug in lieu of a mandated frequency change off 93.5… the kfds.org domain has been cancelled as well.

    #43132

    chessyduck
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    Per Rec Networks’ FCCData.org website the following transaction has been observed:

    KURT Prineville has been sold by Rubin Broadcasting of Needles, California to H&H Broadcasting of Wilsonville.

    Per the FCC Form 314 (Attachment 5 / Purchase Agreement) the sales price is $160,000 with an LMA fee of $10,000 which gets rolled into the final sale upon closing. Per the attachment the broker was MCH Enterprises.

    KURT is a class C2 broadcasting from Grizzly Mountain with 1kw ERP at 93.7FM per FCCData.ORG. The current format is heavy metal/alternative. The new format will be Christian/Praise music. (That was determined by for buyer’s address – worship247.com which already hosts a music stream).

    So, Central Oregon gets another religious radio station adding to the 5-6 signals of that format already in that area.

    #43154

    chessyduck
    Participant

    More about the KURT sale at

    A Deal In Oregon One Will Worship

    The stream is still up as of this morning but the some of the old syndicated slots are filled with dead air..

    The 93.7 over-the-air signal at best remains a “rimshotter” for Bend listeners…

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 1 day ago by  chessyduck.
    #43156

    chessyduck
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    BLM and state agencies can make it difficult to build out broadcast facilities in rural parts of the state. A check of fccdata.org shows the permittee for the class C allocation for Vale at 105.5MHz has faced numerous challenges to locate and construct a transmission plant in Eastern Oregon. In the Western Boise market some stations locate their antennae in some of the remotest parts of the market … south of Ontario, etc.

    #43166

    Broadway
    Participant

    Heard they don’t like anything above 1kw…

    #43169

    chessyduck
    Participant

    Precisely… The Vale CP last tried a Cottonwood Mountain filing way northwest of the community of license (COL) must the govies were slow to resdpond. However OPB’s KOBK from thr nearby Beaver Mou tain ridgeline functions wuite nicely…. Why? Bevause KOBK puts out a massive 600 watts ERP… not 66kw ErP as proposed by the commercial guys.. Also, feeding a high-powered remote site does not come cheap.. Solar or natural gas generators and their logistics trail can be problematic.

    KRBX in Boise (COL Caldwell) apparently runs a solar-wind mix from their mountain site south of Ontario KBSJ in Jackpot Nevsda (KBSX affiliate) runs on wind power per an old Radio World article. Here’s the KRBX note:

    Radio Boise is the greenest radio station in Idaho

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    #43183

    chessyduck
    Participant

    Interesting observation. Worship247 now inserts the “KURT Prineville” legal ID at TOH but the radiokurt.com website still streams alt rock complete with old IDs and some ad spots….

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