Coastal Radio Happenings

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  • #50749
    W7PAT
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    I don’t know if anybody reported that KAST Astoria now has an FM translator K278CW on 103.5. It is listed in Radio-Locator as 250 watts.

    #50750
    mwdxer1
    Participant

    Thanks for the update. It must of very recently came on. As it was there a few weeks ago. I think KBKW Aberdeen WA just popped a translator on 103.5 and I was getting that. Now all three on the AM’s in Clatsop County have translators. All three in the Longview/Kelso AM’s also have translators. Those 250 watters get out better than the AM’s.

    #50752
    W7PAT
    Participant

    Yeah, It’s too bad the FCC doesn’t let them have the FM and shut off the AM side.

    #50853
    chessyduck
    Participant

    Apparently Post Rock Communications (KDUN licensee) published a new work of fiction. It’s called “Silent STA” and was accepted for filing by the FCC on 9 May 2021.

    BLSTA 20210507AAE STA
    https://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/cdbsmenu.hts?context=25&appn=101825995&formid=910&fac_num=33779

    Stated: (and please don’t laugh)
    “Date Station has gone / will go silent: 12/01/2020”

    The excuse given (and please don’t laugh again) :
    “Loss of Internet”

    Remember what the form says in bold letters:

    WILLFUL FALSE STATEMENTS ON THIS FORM ARE PUNISHABLE BY FINE AND/OR IMPRISONMENT (U.S. CODE, TITLE 18, SECTION 1001), AND/OR REVOCATION OF ANY STATION LICENSE OR CONSTRUCTION PERMIT (etc. etc.)

    #50857
    mwdxer1
    Participant

    Some AM’s are basically shut down.They only time they come on to keep the license alive for the FM. Many old AM’s are not in stereo and the FM often gets out better. As I mentioned, I get three out of Longview-Kelso at 50 miles and one out of Aberdeen, now that 103.5 is taken. They are at 50 miles too.

    #50859
    semoochie
    Participant

    Haven’t there always been only three AMs in Longview-Kelso, 1270, 1400 and 1490?

    #50867
    chessyduck
    Participant

    Status Update: On 14 June the FCC granted the transfer of KCYS in Seaside to Jacobs Radio.

    #50868
    boisebill
    Participant

    License Renewal Fiction:

    Adherence to Minimum Operating Schedule:
    Licensee certifies that during the preceding license term the station has not been silent (or operating less than its prescribed minimum operating hours) for any period of more than 30 days.
    “Yes”

    Silent Station:
    Licensee certifies that the station is currently on the air broadcasting programming intended to be received by the public.
    “Yes”

    Discontinued Operations:
    Licensee certifies that during the preceding license term, the station has not been silent for any consecutive 12-month period.
    “Yes”

    #50910
    chessyduck
    Participant

    The following reminds me of that old saying often attributed to PT Barnum…

    Well, the FCC granted Post Rock’s Silent STA paperwork on 16 June.

    “…granted to permit Station KDUN(AM) to remain silent not to exceed 180 days from the date of this letter. Notwithstanding the grant of this Special Temporary Authority, the broadcast license for Station KDUN(AM) will automatically expire as a matter of law if broadcast operations do not resume by 12:01 a.m., December 2, 2021.”

    Hopefully Delilah Rene will control that license by then and get it back on the air…

    #50911
    Shirley Knott
    Participant

    I sure hope Delilah and company can make this work.

    The FCC really, really, really hates to see stations go away. So if nobody complains, even somewhat questionable decisions like this will go through just fine.

    Nobody died or was dismembered, and besides, the station may come back on the air for awhile.

    #50940
    chessyduck
    Participant

    Audio streaming changes noted for the Jacobs Radio (Clatsop County cluster):

    KEUB 93.3 can be heard at :
    https://us7.maindigitalstream.com/3043/

    KCYS 96.5 seems to a dropped its Internet feed.

    #50958
    chessyduck
    Participant

    RadioInsight.com offered an update as to the KDUN buildout….

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    radioinsight.com/headlines/207720/delilah-purchases-oregon-am-where-she-began-her-career/

    By Lance Venta, RadioInsight.com
    June 29, 2021

    Headline: Delilah Provides Update On Her Plans For KDUN

    After filing to purchase Post Rock Communications’ Oldies 1030 KDUN Reedsport OR for $60,000 in early May, Premiere Networks’ syndicated evening host Delilah Rene has released an update on her plans for her hometown station where she began her radio career in junior high school.

    Delilah notes that Reedsport has no newspaper, television or other radio station and hopes to “engage the entire town in the station, offering local programming and news, complete with local hosts.” Her desire is to help cultivate and develop local young talent who have a passion for communicating, and involve them in the local station, after first upgrading and updating the station. She stated, “When I left, I was eager to make it to the ‘big city,’ But there’s something special about the kindness and simplicity of this coastal hideaway and I can’t wait to help grow this station.”

    A number of well known radio talents and programmers will be assisting with the station including Smokey Rivers, Gary Nolan, Chris Mays, and Jim Ryan.

    (Quoting the current press release)

    “Delilah, the ‘queen of sappy love songs’ has purchased the radio station where it all began – KDUN AM in Reedsport, Oregon. The beloved radio personality made the announcement today.”

    “When Delilah was in middle school, she entered a speech contest at the school she attended in a tiny coastal hamlet, Reedsport Oregon. She won the speech contest, reciting the “Gettysburg Address” by Abraham Lincoln. It turns out, the contest was being judged in part by two brothers, Jerome and Steve Kenegy. The Kenegy brothers owned the local radio station, KDUN. Less than a week after the contest, the Kenegy’s invited Delilah and other winners of the contest to the studios of their little AM station, which were housed in the same small wood building that housed the transmitter. The first time she was in the studio, Delilah says she felt “at home,” and her passion for radio was born. When Delilah was old enough to work, the Kenegy’s offered her a job and she worked there until her graduation and then moved south to Coos Bay, Oregon to work as a “rock jock” on KYNG. Delilah continued to advance in her career, growing her influence and developing her signature style that so many love today.”

    “Today, Delilah is heard by over 12 million listeners weekly on over 160 radio stations across the United States, on the Armed Forces Network in Japan, Korea and Central Europe, on the iHeart Radio app, and her podcast. This announcement truly brings her home, as Dellilah purchased KDUN, her hometown station where it all began.”

    “The transmitter is still housed in the same small wood structure, that is literally in the middle of a cow pasture on the banks of the Smith River. Delilah is feverishly working to restore the site in order to be able to again be heard on “KDUN, the voice of the Oregon Dunes.”

    “Delilah says: ‘When I left, I was eager to make it to the ‘big city,’ But there’s something special about the kindness and simplicity of this coastal hideaway and I can’t wait to help grow this station.'”

    “Currently, the town of Reedsport is lacking media outlets to cover local news: there is no newspaper, tv station or other media. Delilah’s hope is to engage the entire town in the station, offering local programming and news, complete with local hosts.”

    “Delilah’s desire is to help cultivate and develop local young talent who have a passion for communicating, and involve them in the local station. For now, getting the station upgraded and updated is first on her agenda.”

    “A number of notable radio stars have stepped up to the plate to assist in this endeavor, including Smokey Rivers, Gary Nolan, Chris Mays (who launched Delilah’s current format, called Lights Out in 1984), Jim Ryan and many others. The fact that the town and surrounding areas only boasts of a population of less than 10k doesn’t phase them, they are eager to help. KDUN will be streamed live, with news and information pertinent to the community and live cams that capture the indescribable beauty of the Oregon coast. Even if you live in a fast-paced metropolitan city, you can connect to the hometown feel of a city with four stop lights, a herd of elk that nestle down in a field right outside of city limits, miles of sand dunes, and people that care deeply about one another.”

    “More information will be forthcoming on the future of KDUN-AM”

    (end press release quotes)

    Original Report 5/3: Premiere Networks’ syndicated evening host Delilah Rene is acquiring the station where her career began.

    Rene’s Big Shoes Productions will pay Charles Contreras’ Post Rock Communications $60,000 for Oldies 1030 KDUN Reedsport OR. The deal gives Rene her hometown station, where she began her radio career while in junior high and high school.

    KDUN serves the Coos Bay market along the Oregon coast and operates with 50kW day and 630 watts night.

    #50959
    chessyduck
    Participant

    Re: KDUN

    Still scratching my head over this one, having spent some time in Reedsport.

    Delilah easily could have bought KJMX, the local C3 FM allocated to Reedsport. I suspect she could have even purchased Bicoastal Media’s entire Coos Bay cluster given her success. Why mess around with a 50 kilowatt power-sucking AM flamethrower?

    #50960
    Shirley Knott
    Participant

    chessyduck’s post got me thinking. If there’s already a full power allocation at Reedsport in the way of KJMX, KDUN can probably be moved a bit. FCC won’t let you remove a community’s only station, but in this case, that’s not an issue.

    Maybe plunk it down either closer to Coos Bay, or more likely, Eugene. Build it out with a second tower and she might have an AM with some value. Perhaps east of Eugene with a good node toward the ocean and a null to the east and north (KMAS Shelton WA) might just work from a night time allocation point of view.

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 3 weeks ago by Shirley Knott.
    #50962
    Broadway
    Participant

    Duplex off the still active old 1600am KASH site…east west configuration

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