April 16, 2020 at 9:32 pm #45827
John Etheredge is a machine for KRVM. He’s been doing his 3 main shows and subbing for several others. Until the lockdown, I think he was the only host capable of putting together shows from home. Now they have several other volunteer hosts working on shows from home. The shows still have to be assembled at the studio though. Baby steps.
I’m working on putting together a test version of a “no host” Vinyl Revival for them, one of their main shows that really nobody sub right now. It’ll be MP3s ripped from vinyl with no cleanup — Vinyl warts and all, just like playing vinyl live. If that flies I’ll be doing a bunch more vinyl tracks for them to draw from in the future.April 20, 2020 at 7:26 pm #45932russell-curryParticipant
Kwva was having some sort of technical problem earlier this month, which made it unlistenable on mono portables, but the stereo separation actually seemed to be enhanced. On my HDR-16, where the speakers are only a few inches apart, it was sometimes like some kind of audio illusion, where the sound seemed to be coming from way off to the sides.April 20, 2020 at 7:37 pm #45933
KRVM Vinyl Revival
My contribution of two hours of vinyl .wav files meticulously converted to 256k MP3 files was a little disappointing. Stereo folded to mono and low bitrate sounded very crude. Boo.April 20, 2020 at 10:19 pm #45937Alfredo_TParticipant
Kwva was having some sort of technical problem earlier this month, which made it unlistenable on mono portables, but the stereo separation actually seemed to be enhanced.
Perhaps, they inadvertently inverted the phase of one of the channels. Due to the way that most stereo recordings are mixed, this error would cause the lead vocals and bass instruments to disappear on a monophonic receiver. It would sound somewhat like a poor man’s karaoke machine.April 21, 2020 at 4:40 pm #45941
Apparently in the rush to assemble my MP3 files into a show on a deadline, someone missed that Adobe Audition was set to mono and very low bitrate. It happens. Lol.April 21, 2020 at 8:21 pm #45946Randy_in_EugeneParticipant
When KWVA had the problem, the signal was fading severely around town. Sounded similar to multipath, and in a number of spots was dead silent, almost as if there was another dead carrier on the frequency. Might have been noise filtering on my car stereo though, interacting with out of polarity audio, and their generally weak signal and lack of height. They are located on the AM 1450 tower at Delta Pond.May 6, 2020 at 5:52 pm #46174
KRVM’s GM gave notice today. For the record, the timing has zero to do with pandemic-related issues.
This is a big blow to the station.
If annual member & business underwriter contributions drop by say 20% due to the economic meltdown, that would probably not be sustainable. 4J would look at it and say “This isn’t working”.
I am very sad. Shit!May 6, 2020 at 8:50 pm #46188BroadwayParticipant
>>interacting with out of polarity audio, and their generally weak signal and lack of height.
KWVA could of had both their old and new TX sites on at the same time as I noticed that they still have the old site on the UofO campus as their backup site.May 26, 2020 at 6:54 pm #46529
KRVM Operations Manager vacancy. 🙁May 27, 2020 at 8:09 pm #46544glennwood5Participant
Was Stu Allen the KRVM GM who resigned?May 28, 2020 at 6:33 am #46555
Was Stu Allen the KRVM GM who resigned?
No, Cambra Ward. She’s relocating out of the area. Stu is the PD.May 29, 2020 at 5:14 pm #46595
And now come the mandatory furloughs.May 29, 2020 at 5:18 pm #46596glennwood5Participant
Thanks for the clarification.June 8, 2020 at 4:09 pm #46757
KRVM’s June membership drive is being wisely cut down from the usual 9 days to just 3 days. Almost nobody can do their show live. Who wants to hear 9 days of prerecorded pleas for money.
Their business underwriting has been cut by 50% since the lockdown. 🙁 Individual memberships have stayed fairly steady. 🙂June 8, 2020 at 6:54 pm #46758chessyduckParticipant
I noticed KOCF has been running a pledge drive in part to raise money for a new tower and transmitter to better reach Eugene and Springfield.
Any ideas of a possible location? I remember back in the early 1980’s the Full Gospel Businessmen’s group launched a UHF satellite translator on a hill near Kirk Rd, Alvadore. That’s just north of Fern Ridge Lake. It did not seem like a good place to cover Eugene with 100 watts or so. (It was something like channel 61 or 59.)
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