Coastal Radio Happenings

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  • #51759
    boisebill
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    890 KYWN Meridian ID is back on the air after another extended silence. Still about 1 kW non-directional *24/7.
    Spanish religion.
    *Lots of dead air.

    #51813
    chessyduck
    Participant

    MCH Enterprises now has flagged this property as “Sale Pending” :

    “OREGON COAST NON-COMMERCIAL FM. Class A facility, the Station is licensed to the non-commercial band, on the coast. The asking price is only $80,000. No office/studio and comes with the receive end of a Barix system.”

    I suspect it’s KGIO Astoria as Centro Familiar Cristiano has been offloading many of its properties throughout the Northwest, especially underperforming AM stations around Puget Sound. (The fact that one of three translators is “sale pending” would back up that assertion as KGIO also has an Astoria translator.) We’ll see shortly by monitoring the daily FCC postings.

    An outlier is that it’s something on the Southwestern Coast but doubt it.

    #51821
    W7PAT
    Participant

    I was on the central Oregon Coast this past week and noticed a couple of things. 1. K252EQ 98.3 is off the air. KNPT still mentions it on their station ID, so I’m guessing the problem is temporary.
    2. There is now a station on 106.5 in Lincoln City playing a Rock format. I didn’t hear any id or talk on the station. Pirate?

    #51822
    Andy Brown
    Participant

    OPB translator K293BL Nedonna Beach (Tillamook County) at 10 Watts 396.9 meters (1302 feet) HAAT.

    Then there’s K293CQ Altamont, K293AB Cave Junction and KITC-LP Gilchrist.

    That’s it for 106.5 in Oregon.

    Probably a pirate.

    https://bit.ly/3EnVeUP

    #51825
    Broadway
    Participant

    106.5 Lincoln City has been on for a long time like a couple of years now!

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    #51846
    russell-curry
    Participant

    The KNPT translator was off the air when I was over there a couple months ago. For the last few years, it’s signal has been much weaker than it used to be, just adequate into Depoe Bay, which is right there next to it. This might sound like exaggeration, but it used to get out about as well as 92.7 does now. bA

    #51847
    mwdxer1
    Participant

    For the past several months, KKOR 1230 Astoria has been off more than on. It seems in the past couple of days, KKOR is back with usual oldies //106.3 translator.

    #51925
    chessyduck
    Participant

    MCH Enterprises, a media broker specializing in West Coast properties, has just posted the entry below. This sounds like either KDCQ Coos Bay or KWLZ Waldport. (KWLZ does have a sister station KSHL however):

    NEW! CENTRAL OREGON COAST: Asking $350,000, all-cash. Standalone Class C3 FM. Nice market area with good pop counts. Strong management in place and the asking price is roughly 1X Sales. Non-Disclosure Agreement is a must. Contact MCH Enterprises for an NDA and subsequent Executive Summary.

    #51943
    chessyduck
    Participant

    Today the folks behind XRAY.FM filed a Silent STA Request for their K219KU translator in Nehalem. It runs a massive 26 watts ERP. The original FCC paperwork says it relays EMF’s KLON Tillamook via satellite. (Apparently the modification filing to change the primary station to KXRY was never made after EMF sold off the translator.)

    Here’s the narrative;
    “Exhibit Showing Loss of Transmitter Site”

    “K219KU IS CURRENTLY OFF THE AIR DUE TO LOSS OF TRANSMISSION SITE AND DIFFICULTY FINDING A NEW SUITABLE LOCATION. CASCADE EDUCATIONAL BROADCAST SERVICE IS EXPLORING PARTNERS FOR COLOCATION ON THE OREGON COAST. POTENTIAL PARTNERS INCLUDE THE TILLICUM FOUNDATION, WHO IS EXPLORING BUILDING A NEW SITE ON THE COAST THAT COULD SERVE AS A POTENTIAL COLOCATION FOR OUR TRANSLATOR, AND THE CITY OF WHEELER WHO HAS A POTENTIALLY SUITABLE WATER TOWER SITE WE MAY LEASE.”

    “CASCADE EDUCATIONAL BROADCAST SERVICE CONTINUES TO WORK TO IDENTIFY A SUITABLE LOCATION FOR THIS TRANSLATOR AND AND IS THEREBY REQUESTING A SILENT STA WHILE WE ESTABLISH A NEW LOCATION FOR OUR TRANSLATOR LICENSE.”

    #51957
    semoochie
    Participant

    It’s curious that the person who wrote the narrative referred to the city of Wheeler as a “who”.

    #51961
    W7PAT
    Participant

    Here is a dumb question:

    Can a translator operate when the main AM signal is off the air?
    I reference from mwdxer:

    “For the past several months, KKOR 1230 Astoria has been off more than on. It seems in the past couple of days, KKOR is back with usual oldies //106.3 translator.”

    #51963
    Andy Brown
    Participant

    “Can a translator operate when the main AM signal is off the air?”

    Yes. It does depend on the length of the off air status. The Rulemaking provides that the translator is allowed to operate at night even if the AM is a day timer. If the normal power has been reduced the 25 mile rule still covers full translator power should it be exceeding the 2 mv contour. Generally speaking at some point reduced or off air operations will necessitate the filing of a request for a STA the granting of which could contain any restrictions pertaining to the translator operation.

    #51970
    boisebill
    Participant

    But the FCC has to “catch” you.
    Someone has to formally complain.
    Local Boise AM has been legally off the air since 2015 but the translator plays on. They lied on their license renewal saying it was on. Same issue with 2 more of that famillia’s AM stations in Idaho.

    #52051
    chessyduck
    Participant

    Big story in Radio World about KDUN plans.,,

    https://www.radioworld.com/news-and-business/news-makers/delilah-revels-in-rediscovering-her-roots

    Published 19 Nov, uodated following day.

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