Coastal Radio Happenings

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  • #32

    semoochie
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    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.

    #1995

    the_radio_guy
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    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.

    #1996

    jay_zie
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    According to Radio Locator KRKZ 93.5 MHz is licensed to Altus, Oklahoma

    #1997

    Andy Brown
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    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.

    #1998

    Andy Brown
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    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.[9] 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.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KWHW-FM

    #1999

    Marianagy
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    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.

    #2000

    the_radio_guy
    Participant

    94.3 KRKZ sounds very well programmed!

    #2001

    semoochie
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    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.

    #2002

    the_radio_guy
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    “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.

    #2003

    pdxgary98
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    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.

    #2004

    pdxgary98
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    KCNU 92.7 btw is testing their new higher power now.

    #2005

    jr_tech
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    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. 🙁

    http://transition.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/fmq?list=0&facid=60136

    #2006

    Radiodjm
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    KNCU is not testing any higher power yet, no new transmitter or antenae has been installed yet. Next summer.

    #2007

    the_radio_guy
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    YBC might be waiting until they move 102.7 KYTE into the valley, before upgrading 92.7 KNCU.

    #2008

    pdxgary98
    Participant

    KCNU has been popping off the air alot and just running a signal after midnight.

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