July 29, 2020 at 7:47 pm #47268
KSWB works on a shoestring. Pretty much a one man operation. 1230 Astoria also has been silent, but their FM (106.3 lp) is operating. Maybe they feel that there is no money in running the AM’s. Right now only KAST 1370 is the only AM operating in Clatsop County.July 30, 2020 at 10:23 am #47277Alfredo_TParticipant
I think that I heard the Astoria 1230 station recently, from Cannon Beach. The signal was relatively free of co-channel interference, leading me to believe that I was hearing a semi-local station and not skip.July 30, 2020 at 11:44 am #47280semoochieParticipant
I don’t think I would describe reception of Astoria from Cannon Beach as skip. It’s well within the 0.5mv/m contour.
July 30, 2020 at 12:24 pm #47282Alfredo_TParticipant
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That would be too close to be skip. What I intended to say was that I believe that I heard the Astoria station on 1230 and not something else. It certainly wouldn’t have been the Gresham station, as I heard oldies, rather than Spanish programming.July 30, 2020 at 1:13 pm #47284
I have not heard KKOR 1230 Astoria in months here at Warrenton, 7 miles from the tx site. I just tried and I have weak (presumed) Spanish speaker, probably Gresham. If KKOR was on, it was briefly, maybe to keep the license alive. But they are off right now.July 30, 2020 at 5:43 pm #47290
Xana Oregon, LLC., the Tom Hodgins and Christpher Jacky partnership, just did another quick station property flip. Originally in October, the team bought KPPT-FM (Depoe Bay) and KCUP-AM (Toledo) from $155,000 from AGPAL. They just sold the FM “Boss 100.7” station for $170,000 to Seattle-based PACNW Broadcasting LLC. (This means Xana still has the KCUP AM 1230 property they can sell off for additional profit.).
July 31, 2020 at 9:26 am #47298W7PATParticipant
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If 1230 KKOR is off the air, I am assuming that the FM translator on 106.3 is off as well. (?)July 31, 2020 at 11:53 am #47300semoochieParticipant
Curiously, an application was approved three days ago that corrects their coordinates.August 1, 2020 at 5:47 pm #47307russell-curryParticipant
Anyone know when the Newport receiver at smeter.net will be back up? The site says a few days, but I’ve been checking for several months.August 1, 2020 at 9:36 pm #47311August 2, 2020 at 9:16 am #47314
Now reading down at 0900 PDT .. The Newport KiwiSDR is apparently in software-upgrade mode. I have seen this before elsewhere, taking a receiver offline for several days…mostly recently while I was trying to listen to XETRA 690 which apparently is still running Mandarin programming into SoCal.August 2, 2020 at 10:45 am #47315ChicoParticipant
Working fine now, as of 1045PDT.August 2, 2020 at 12:47 pm #47318
In both cases 106.3 KKOR’s translator is operating normally as well as KSWB’s on 98.1. Just the AM’s are off.August 3, 2020 at 11:15 pm #47328russell-curryParticipant
KWRO seems to be either off the air, or running at very low power. It’s not coming in at all on the Newport SDR receiver, and I wasn’t able to pick it up from Cottage Grove.August 3, 2020 at 11:45 pm #47329paulwalkerParticipant
I am wondering how these radio stations are staying alive out on the coast. Even when I spent a short period out there in 2005, it was bleak. I can’t imagine how difficult it must be to maintain revenue today. What is the future for Oregon coast radio stations? Do they eventually just sign-off, or is there some secret sauce to keep them going?
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