September 17, 2018 at 7:33 pm #39406lastdayParticipant
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.September 20, 2018 at 3:12 pm #39433lastdayParticipant
Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs awarded $1M+ in grant funding. Maybe some of it will go toward sustaining KWSO.
“…The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation, gets nearly $1.2 million, a larger award among Oregon’s grant recipients.”October 5, 2018 at 5:52 pm #39637
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://220.127.116.11:16798
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.
– ChessyDuckDecember 24, 2018 at 8:11 am #40510Craig_AdamsParticipant
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.October 6, 2019 at 4:51 pm #42781
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.November 1, 2019 at 4:13 pm #43132
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.November 3, 2019 at 9:28 am #43154
More about the KURT sale at
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…
November 3, 2019 at 9:44 am #43156
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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.November 3, 2019 at 4:01 pm #43166BroadwayParticipant
Heard they don’t like anything above 1kw…November 3, 2019 at 7:32 pm #43169
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:
November 4, 2019 at 3:51 pm #43183
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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….February 24, 2020 at 9:47 pm #44451
An article in Pamplin Media’s Wilsonville paper about the Worship247 people that bought KURT. Claims the radio station “serves residents of Sisters, Bend, Prineville and other areas in central Oregon.” Not quite – instead KURT is a 1 kilowatt rimshotter whose legal 60dbU contour misses all of Sisters and a good chunk of Bend.
Central Oregon is well-covered by Christian radio outlets: EMF (K-Love, Air-1), CSN, 3ABN, New Life Radio (KNLX/KNLR).March 15, 2020 at 11:32 am #45087semoochieParticipant
KJYV 101.5 The Dalles has applied to increase power and tower height within its Class C3 constraints. There is no change in antenna site. The 60dbu of the new signal should clear both Hood River and Goldendale whereas the current one does not.
https://transition.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/fmq?call=KJYV&fileno=&state=&city=&freq=0.0&fre2=107.9&serv=&status=&facid=&asrn=&class=&list=0&ThisTab=Results+to+This+Page%2FTab&dist=&dlat2=&mlat2=&slat2=&NS=N&dlon2=&mlon2=&slon2=&EW=W&size=9March 15, 2020 at 1:32 pm #45095
Wow! They’re going retro with horizontal-only polarization. The 480 watts ERP should do much better for in-home listening but still don’t most cars still have external rods?… perhaps all those in-glass antennae work off horizontal polarization. A KJYV website witj streaming audio wpuld be nice at some point…March 15, 2020 at 5:27 pm #45102Alfredo_TParticipant
Possibly, KJYV is justifying the horizontal-only polarization on the notion that many newer cars have slanting short whip antennas that would have some response to signals without a vertically polarized component. I own a car that does have the antenna elements imbedded into the rear windshield above the defrosters. Separate elements are used for AM and FM. The FM element has a shape reminiscent of the letter “J,” albeit rotated.
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