August 27, 2011 at 2:55 pm #32
Ok, we have threads for Southern, Central/Eastern Oregon and Eugene. Let’s not leave out the Coast! I’ll start. A new station, licensed to Netarts, has applied for program test authority and subsequent license. It’s a Class A, covering the usual areas around Tillamook and from its location, it doesn’t look like further power would help. Anything further away is directly in its natural nulls. It’s KRKZ and it runs 460 watts @ 355 meters on 94.3 and should be on the air soon, if not already.August 27, 2011 at 4:31 pm #1995
94.3 KRKZ debuted with “Classic Rock That Rocks” on the morning of August 17th, and is streaming at http://www.rock943.com. Sister stations; 105.5 KDEP, 95.9 KTIL-FM and 1590 KTIL have been streaming since earlier this year.August 30, 2011 at 12:16 am #1996
According to Radio Locator KRKZ 93.5 MHz is licensed to Altus, OklahomaAugust 30, 2011 at 12:33 am #1997
Radio Locator is not always accurate.
KWHW-FM in Altus switched to KRKZ for a period of time and then switched back.
The only definitive place to check on this kind of stuff is the FCC database.August 30, 2011 at 1:15 am #1998
On April 1, 1974, KWHW-FM signed on at 93.5 FM as a sister station to KWHW (1450 AM). In April 1984, broadcast license holder KWHW Radio, Inc., reached an agreement to sell KWHW and KWHW-FM to Altus Radio, Inc. The deal was approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on May 29, 1984, and the transaction was formally consummated on July 2, 1984.The station’s call sign was changed to “KRKZ” by the FCC on November 11, 1984.
In October 2003, Altus Radio, Inc., made a deal to sell this station, along with sister stations KWHW in Altus and KQTZ in Hobart, to Monarch Broadcasting, Inc, for a combined sale price of $1,800,000. The deal gained FCC approval on December 12, 2003, and the transaction was consummated on December 31, 2003.
The station was re-assigned the “KWHW-FM” call sign by the FCC on May 30, 2011.September 8, 2011 at 12:09 am #1999
KRKZ 94.3 FM is currently live and Rockin’ Tillamook. Signal goes really strong actually from Neskowin to Seaside. It’s Classic Rock with an edge. I programmed it and it is based on the old KRCK.September 9, 2011 at 5:50 am #2000
94.3 KRKZ sounds very well programmed!September 9, 2011 at 7:43 am #2001
It looks to me that if the signal makes it to Seaside, it should be just as strong partly through Lincoln City but it’s only about 40dbu. If it barely clears Neskowin, it wouldn’t quite make Cannon Beach at 50dbu.September 9, 2011 at 5:35 pm #2002
“The Quake” 107.9 KLSY (Raymond) has been granted it’s CP to upgrade into Aberdeen at 107.3.
Once Aberdeen’s 93.7 KANY moves into the Seattle-Tacoma market, I wouldn’t be surprised if the “Bigfoot Country” format moves to the new 107.3 signal.
It just occurred to me that the new upgraded 93.7 KANY will mix with Medford’s 93.7 KTMT-FM between Albany and Eugene, during enhanced reception periods.September 9, 2011 at 7:08 pm #2003
94.3 KRKZ I listen to here in Lincoln City sounds great comes in better then their sister station KTIL-FM. I heard them sign on.September 9, 2011 at 7:10 pm #2004
KCNU 92.7 btw is testing their new higher power now.September 9, 2011 at 7:51 pm #2005
Even at the higher power, I have been unable to DX KNCU 92.7 from the Hillsboro area. A religious translator (K224DL) south of my location strongly covers them. 🙁September 9, 2011 at 8:54 pm #2006
KNCU is not testing any higher power yet, no new transmitter or antenae has been installed yet. Next summer.September 10, 2011 at 1:55 am #2007
YBC might be waiting until they move 102.7 KYTE into the valley, before upgrading 92.7 KNCU.September 11, 2011 at 8:03 am #2008
KCNU has been popping off the air alot and just running a signal after midnight.
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