Eugene Radio Happenings

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  • #38259

    lastday
    Participant

    New Country isn’t country. It’s bad rock with a fiddle.

    — Tom Petty

    #38351

    fennekinisfire
    Participant

    Listening to 89.9 on a Sony CFD-S550, and it’s definitely not playing the same music on the KQAC stream. Am I possibly receiving something from Eugene??!

    #38352

    jr_tech
    Participant

    Guessing it is KLCC 89.7 Eugene.

    #38354

    fennekinisfire
    Participant

    KLCC seems to come in fairly decent on 89.7, while 89.9 is mainly more static than the classical music itself. (although I can hear it a little faintly.)

    #38932

    lastday
    Participant

    KZEL’s transmitter has been on its usual seasonal hiatus for a few days. They’ve been on their backup transmitter which turns high frequencies into something like razor blades scraping on glass.

    KLCC’s HD seems to be more down than up recently. When it finally dies I wonder if they’ll give up on HD. I hope not. It would leave KRVM as the only HD station in Eugene.

    #38993

    Greg_Charles
    Participant

    double post

    #39048

    lastday
    Participant

    KZEL’s main transmitter is still bigly fubar and Atlanta is dragging its feet about spending money. Meanwhile the station is still on a backup transmitter.

    #39052

    radiogiant
    Participant

    First of all, how many people really have HD radios ? Second, Atlanta doesn’t give a rats ass about little ol’ Eugene. Never have, never will. They can’t even get a station in the top 6 in ratings. Turn out the lights the party never started. Just sell them, cumulus.

    #39054

    cbaravelli
    Spectator

    According to CDBS application fillings, antenna bay H system is the problem and KZEL-FM has been at near half power for three years.
    Cumulus will go down long before iFeart. FCC grants another “Transfer Control” application two months ago ahead of “re-organisation”.

    #39055

    lastday
    Participant

    Granted it may be a dead horse. However:

    https://www.radiomagonline.com/trends/hd-radio-penetration-nears-50-in-new-car-sales

    HD Radio Penetration Nears 50% in New Car Sales

    All 40 major automobile brands offer HD radio in at least one model

    Nearly 250 different car models come with HD radio

    More than 50% of those car models sell for under $35K, and 75% cost less than $50K.

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    Re KZEL, my info comes from a Eugene cluster insider. FWIW. Anyway the station sounds awful, more so than usual.

    EDIT: That 50% STA was cancelled long ago around 3 months after it was granted. ??

    http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/getimportletter_exh.cgi?import_letter_id=61925

    I don’t see anything more recent. Citation requested. 🙂

    #39056

    cbaravelli
    Spectator

    Good catch! I stand corrected.
    My understanding from perhaps another “insider” (Citicasters), those Shively 6810 antennae have a water seal problem and Craig is just pumping hot ‘dry’ air up the tube to reduce the SWR.
    My opinion is Corporate cancels the Special Temporary Authority to maintain the active Class C application and create more grief for 3 Horizons KWLZ-FM PDX move in.

    #39057

    lastday
    Participant

    My source tells me this time it’s a straight-up transmitter failure not related to antanna, SWR, etc. They’re running at <1000W. Also mentioned is they have a new engineer (contractor?) learning the Cumuli ropes and putting out various smoldering fires.

    #39060

    cbaravelli
    Spectator

    Understandable. SWR will do bad things to a transmitter.
    A 1.12 : 1 Power Standing Wave Ratio will reflect 12 kW back down to the finals. Any impedance changes also changes the 150 kHz bandwidth characteristics.
    BT=2(Δf+fm)
    Besides, who listens to KZEL anymore. Proudly claims 40 years of rock with a playlist to match.

    #39061

    paulwalker
    Participant

    Actually KZEL is doing well. Highest ratings in recent book than the past couple years.

    https://www.allaccess.com/nielsen/q/market/171/eugene-springfield-or

    Cumulus may have problems, but they still exist, and Eugene is currently one market where they still own and operate many signals. KZEL is currently their ratings leader.

    #39062

    lastday
    Participant

    Paul,

    Your link seems to require a login. 🙁

    KZEL has long been the Cumulus flagship in Eugene. But aren’t KZEL’s numbers relatively anemic compared to say KKNU? The last time I saw the full market ratings I think KZEL was like #6 or thereabouts. Certainly not a Fail, but I really believe they’d be stronger if PD Mark Raney had full control. He knows.

    EDIT: “Something to do with the plate voltage inside transmitter” is the transmitter problem. How serious is that?

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