October 6, 2015 at 10:41 pm #14515Craig_AdamsParticipant
Could have been an LP station or a Pirate.October 7, 2015 at 9:49 am #14517Alfredo_TParticipant
I am surprised that you could receive a station adjacent to KUPL from Cornelius Pass Rd.October 7, 2015 at 9:52 am #14518duxruleParticipant
It was a solid signal, DK what else to tell you.October 7, 2015 at 10:27 am #14519jr_techParticipant
Interesting! I have never been able to DX (the new) KNBQ from Hillsboro with my Log-Yagi pointed north, but perhaps you caught some tropo enhancement. The little canyon that Cornelius Pass Road is in North of Skyline is a pretty good funnel for Seattle and other FM stations to the North, and it somewhat blocks Portland stations.
Is KBNQ perhaps still doing the “North Pole Radio” programming/stunting?October 7, 2015 at 10:56 am #14520mike_kolbParticipant
Thankfully, radios have tuning knobs. All it takes is to hear one bar of christmas music (say, before 12/23 or so) and I’m gone.October 7, 2015 at 9:02 pm #14540JoeParticipant
@boisebill 88.7 in Boise is not a complete waste. My Christmas music loving, lovely, fiancé is loving it. They have a good mix going on too so I’m loving it as it is not the same 50 songs that have been on since January.October 8, 2015 at 12:35 am #14545semoochieParticipant
If I could get my “seek” to stop on 93.7 at NW 21st and Lovejoy, I’m not surprised that you can receive 98.5.October 8, 2015 at 1:18 am #14549Alfredo_TParticipant
It appears that KNBQ launched its Christmas music format in April! This must be a new record.
I tried listening for the Christmas music on 98.5 in the car radio from several locations on the West side, to no avail. KUPL is too strong.
I am hearing a station that occasionally pops in on 93.7 with a Spanish speaking preacher and Christian music. I have the log-Yagi pointed north. Most likely, this is KLSY Montesano, WA. Their transmitter is about 125 miles north of my location.October 8, 2015 at 9:17 am #14555W7PATParticipant
I googled KNBQ and here is what it says: KNBQ Signs-On As North Pole Radio – RadioInsight
Apr 28, 2015 – North Pole Radio 98.5 KNBQ Central Park Aberdeen Josh Broadcasting has signed-on 98.5 KNBQ Central Park, WA with Christmas Music as …
I’ve heard 102.9 KYNW a number of times over the top of KXTG’s translator going over the hills on Skyline Blvd on the car radio, so I’d think it very possible to receive KNBQ.October 8, 2015 at 5:47 pm #14562ChicoParticipant
I would suggest we all consider the following when observing North Pole Radio.
1) Nobody who is planning on keeping the current facilities long term will be running Holiday music for 9 months or more.
2) Josh Broadcasting has a track record of being very smart about their engineering. KLSY Montesano would be a good example. Made a Seattle market rim shot out of pretty much thin air. Sold it for several million.
3) This is the same group that played a “chirping bird” loop for weeks on 93.7 before they sold it to a Hispanic Evangelical group. Same idea.
It would not shock me to see them at some point move the COL to some weird location between Oly and the coast, then move the stick to Cap Peak or South Mountain. SO I would “enjoy” the Xmas music now…Bill has a wicked sense of humor but he ain’t dumb!October 9, 2015 at 7:30 am #14585BorderblasterParticipant
98.5 KNBQ Central Park, WA weak in occasional stereo and seasonal music like, “dummer boy” “sleigh ride” heard.December 2, 2015 at 4:50 am #15800
K103 11/19/15. KBPS 1450 12/1/15. 1550 KKOV does 5 an hour. KISN after 12/1/15.December 2, 2015 at 4:51 am #15801
No.December 3, 2015 at 1:13 am #15845semoochieParticipant
I notice that the Fish has yet to start continuous Christmas music. It doesn’t seem to affect their ratings much and they could be concerned about K-Love gaining ground. I understand that in Seattle, in the face of new K-Love competition, KCMS isn’t doing so either.December 3, 2015 at 3:13 am #15848
True. The FIsh was usually the 2nd FM station here to go all Christmas. Think K103 will be it for awhile.
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