July 13, 2019 at 3:08 pm #42029
While driving Hwy 58 today I was able to pick up KOCF around Lowell and Dexter. Not perfect but listenable. I can’t get any trace of it at home even with an outdoor antenna (southeast Eugene).July 14, 2019 at 11:56 am #42036
There seems to be a hot spot for KOCF in Marcola as well. We are working on a plan to move higher, but SE Eugene is obscured by more hills than if you go north.July 22, 2019 at 1:37 am #42078
There’s also a hot spot going up I5 north of Eugene. Even before the frequency change, it would go at least several miles after KGEL disappeared.August 30, 2019 at 11:35 pm #42364
So KFIR 720 is broadcasting in Albany and surrounding areas – never heard of the station before, but when I checked to learn more about their parent company in L.A. I found this:
Interesting logo to say the least.August 31, 2019 at 1:37 am #42365
As memory serves, KFIR was a daytimer in Sweet Home on 1370 before moving to 720. Sweet Home is home of White’s Electronics, the premier builder of metal detectors and geiger counters. It was founded by Kenneth White, my mother’s first cousin.August 31, 2019 at 9:52 am #42367
KFIR has since moved closer to the mid valley now in south Albany diplexing with KTHH and increased their day power to 10kw. Get them in Salem during the day just fine. Web site says they are now located in Albany studios/offices even though they are still licensed to Sweet Home where now their night coverage suffers.September 11, 2019 at 2:47 am #42415
Several times last winter, I noticed KFIR operating on daytime power well after dark, most of the time it was to get the high-school basketball game out to the target audience. Once the game’s over, the signal goes back down under KDWN. Whew!September 11, 2019 at 9:40 am #42418
It seems to me that there’s a legal exception for that.September 11, 2019 at 10:16 am #42422
At 10 kW from their current location, KFIR sends a pretty decent signal to Hillsboro. It easily stops scan on a car radio.September 11, 2019 at 11:18 am #42424
I was in Seaside not long after KFIR moved its antenna to Albany.It definitely edged out KUGN and KOAC. From Salem, you could pretty much call it a local signal.September 14, 2019 at 3:09 pm #42446
From All About Country:
Jim Davis, VP/Programming and Country KKNU PD has resigned. He will be starting his own company, Country Radio Consulting.
He has spent 25 years in the market and the station has been No. 1 for nearly 23 years. He’s won four ACMs, two CMAs and three of his air talents namely Bill Barrett, Tim Fox and Tracy Berry have been inducted into the Country Raido Hall of Fame.
He will continue as a consultant for KKNU and will handle day-to-day programming from his hometown of Tulsa. Get in touch with him here.
On another NOTE: Steve Brown is done at Mix 94.5. A very rare opening for a PD for BOB-FM (105.5) and KMGE (Mix 94.5)October 1, 2019 at 7:50 pm #42694
I realize this is a Radio board.
Local TV news. KEZI Bought.
Follow the link.October 2, 2019 at 9:06 am #42717
The deal also includes KDRV (12) (ABC/Antenna TV) Medford.
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