April 21, 2021 at 7:04 pm #50397
Jeff Jacobs’s KCYS “C96 Country” is now streaming on the net. It’s available at :
The Shoutcast server is providing a 160 kBps MP3 stream – 100 capacity limit.April 29, 2021 at 3:27 pm #50461
Gospel Echo Inc, the group behind the KPDQ-FM translator K296DM in Seaside received their STA to keep the 49-watt facility silent. FCC approval date 4/19.
Per their paperwork “K296DM WAS KNOCKED OFF THE AIR BY THE STRONG WINTER STORM THAT STRUCK THE OREGON COAST ON FEBRUARY 12TH. PLANS ARE BEING MADE FOR REPAIRS, BUT THOSE REPAIRS WILL REQUIRE MORE THAN 30 DAYS OF OFF-AIR CONDITION.”
Of historic note, the late Frank Furnish Jr. of Hillsboro, the Gospel Echo Inc founder, at one time constructed a wind-power translator for the Seaside area (K249AA). You can see that here:
There are lots of cool Northwest FM translator photos at https://www.oocities.org/gospelecho/
(Just follow the links to the “photo scrap book”)April 29, 2021 at 4:37 pm #50464johnfParticipant
Frank was a good guy! During the eight years we lived in Astoria (1985-93), I had a hand in helping him establish some new translators for the North Coast for both KPDQ-FM and for KCMS-FM (Spirit 105.3) out of Seattle. I remember people being surprised as they would walk into some businesses in Cannon Beach or Seaside and hear a Seattle station (this was pre-Internet, of course).
Frank had a real optimistic, “can-do” attitude about such projects, and he would often take us to local hilltops and mountaintops to install the translators. One time we went up atop Tillamook Head south of Seaside and he showed me a BIG hole in the ground where lightning had hit the translator facility and pretty much fried everything EXCEPT the Christian radio translators!May 2, 2021 at 6:51 pm #50480
An administrative filing notes a possible change for KDUN. Chuck Contreras, the owner of both KDUN (Reedsport) and KZFX (Ridgecrest CA) made a subtle paperwork swap. Both stations had been operating under the “Pilot Rock Communications” moniker but on 2 April KZFX 93.7 was changed to read “KZFX LLC.” Perhaps KDUN is about to be “thrown overboard” into the Smith River?
If you want KDUN the outlet still has a price tag of $200K.May 3, 2021 at 2:59 pm #50489
Well… the breaking news item answered why the KZFX paperwork change. Nighttime radio host “Delilah Rene”, a Reedsport native is buying KDUN for $60,000. The FCC posted the paperwork on 5/3.
The filing can be found here:
“Lead File Number:0000144381 Submit Date:05/03/2021”
Delilah is a current resident of Port Orchard, Washington per the filing and KDUN will be her first station.
Brava! Now dust off the gathering transmitter cobwebs and fire up those 50,000 watts!
(It will interesting to see how long it will take to return the station to the airwaves and what bureaucratic measures will be executed to hide the fact that KDUN has been silent for several years. The low power bills will be the dead giveaway.)May 3, 2021 at 11:17 pm #50500boisebillParticipant
All it will take is one of the competitors to object to the sale “They’ve been off the air for 5 years!” to scuttle it. Wonder if Mr. Nguyen is aware of it?
Probably have to hose the mud out of the NX50 Nautel also.May 4, 2021 at 7:18 pm #50520boisebillParticipant
Correction on the NX50. It’s the older XL60 Nautel.
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