June 17, 2013 at 7:41 am #557
KFMY was first in Oregon to broadcast multiplex stereo.June 17, 2013 at 8:58 am #558semoochieParticipant
Stereo, that was it!June 17, 2013 at 8:18 pm #559
KZEL sounds terrible to me today, like poorly compressed very lossy MP3 audio. Analog & HD.June 18, 2013 at 3:10 am #560the_radio_guyParticipant
I’m very sad to hear that Barry has passed away. He was a real mentor to me, and a true friend. I just heard his voice on a promo while listening to KKNX yesterday. He was one of radio’s finest!June 19, 2013 at 6:02 am #561
I attempted to tune in the 90.7 Air 1 frequency and found the KWAX buzz saw (HD) is back on.June 19, 2013 at 4:18 pm #562BroadwayParticipant
>>90.7 Air 1 frequency
and that’s their better facility for Eugene…Does the 90.3 site still cut out the audio? EMF might want to keep their 103.7 once they move it to Eugene for Air 1?June 19, 2013 at 5:09 pm #563jr_techParticipant
“I attempted to tune in the 90.7 Air 1 frequency and found the KWAX buzz saw (HD) is back on”
Thanks for the “heads up”. This morning I had the KWAX HD was locked in solid (in Hillsboro) for several hours… sounding good! Now it’s starting to switch back an forth between analog and digital fairly often. KWAX *really* needs to adjust the analog time delay a bit, as there appears to be a slight difference between the two, noticed during switching.June 19, 2013 at 7:29 pm #564BorderblasterParticipant
“…KWAX HD was locked in solid…”
Good to see that iboc buzzer is reaching this far north, puts to shame the performance of all those shortwave jammersJune 19, 2013 at 9:11 pm #565MicrophoneParticipant
(from previous posts)
>> No, I believe that KFMY is the oldest FM in Oregon.
>> KFMY signed on the air January 17, 1959.
KRVM signed on in 1947 as part of the Eugene Vocational School.
Roger Houglum was instrumental in building and starting the station, and some say KRVM stood for “King Roger’s Vocational Masterpiece”. Perhaps only a rumor, but a good one nonetheless.
From the website:
“Eugene Vocational School responded to the need for skilled workers during World War II and then made a successful transition to peacetime after 1945. In 1947, the radio station KRVM signed on as the first educational FM station in the northwest.”
Regarding Barry “Bear” Corkery…. I worked with Bear at KFMY in the ’70s, and those were some great days.June 20, 2013 at 2:53 am #566
KWAX analog & HD seem in very tight sync right now. The only local HD station that never gets its HD & analog time-aligned is, well, the one that’s not affiliated with public radio. 😉
Speaking of KZEL I got a confirmation they have a processor issue making them sound bad. They’re working on it.June 20, 2013 at 3:35 am #567jr_techParticipant
“KWAX analog & HD seem in very tight sync right now”
Yes, Indeed! 🙂
I haven’t heard KZEL HD in a while, as I have semi-locals on 96.3 and 95.9 so the 96.1 IBOC sidebands are covered up… except when tropo is really good.June 20, 2013 at 4:44 am #568
“Does the 90.3 site still cut out the audio?”
That did finally get fixed but it took about 2 years. It’s been so long I don’t recall what the problem finally turned out to be. With KWAX hash on 90.7, 90.3 is the better of the two, covering much more population.June 20, 2013 at 7:52 am #569semoochieParticipant
Why do you have trouble with second adjacents? I don’t have any problem at all, even on translators or LPFM!June 27, 2013 at 6:08 pm #570
@Randy_In_Eugene. I thought you were someone else when I earlier said “I bet RIE knows”. Sorry if that seemed odd. 😉
Anyone know if Eugene pirate radio 98.5 “KHAC” got busted? They abruptly disappeared over the weekend after a long run of consecutive weekends on the air. They were on Friday, but silent Sat-Sun.
Some googling reveals pirate radio has a history of operating in Eugene on 98.5: http://members.efn.org/~radio985/
Isn’t 98.5 going to be the new translator for KNRQ when it moves?June 30, 2013 at 3:12 pm #571
Eugene School District 4J is recruiting for a new Operations Manager for KRVM
No sign of 98.5 “KHAC” this weekend.
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