Eugene Radio Happenings

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  • #40385

    lastday
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    KLCC claims running in HD increases their power bill 30%. They mentioned the nuisance of manually maintaining time alignment, especially difficult at remote rebroadcast locations like KLBR Bend. They didn’t have the automatic GPS-based time alignment system like KRVM has. And in general they think nobody knows or cares about HD.

    Basically it’s the same list of reasons KWAX used when they decided to drop HD.

    Well for those in Eugene who do care about HD, KRVM is now the only game in town.

    #40393

    Screamer
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    This is from All Access:

    KORE BROADCASTING LLC Sports KORE-A-K239CM (1050 AM & 95.7 FM FOX SPORTS EUGENE)/EUGENE, OR is adding FOX SPORTS RADIO’s DAN PATRICK to its lineup for 6-9a (PT) in a live clearance. The station has been airing FSR’s “OUTKICK THE COVERAGE WITH CLAY TRAVIS” on delay in that time slot.

    #40411

    boisebill
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    Cumulus Eugene has a new Chief Engineer.

    #40415

    W7PAT
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    The failure of HD will be because broadcasters failed to promote and explain HD to the public. The industry would rather use their HD signals to feed low power translators.

    #40418

    Screamer
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    Isn’t HD rather expensive to operate for smaller market stations?

    #40420

    lastday
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    I could be wrong but I was under the impression that KLCC, KWAX, and KRVM (all public radio) got grant money for the initial deployment of HD. So their up front cost would have been minimal. But they’re on their own when something breaks.

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