Eugene Radio Happenings

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  • #50663
    Screamer
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    I hear Lars on 720 right now. Comes in a bit better than 660. So, 10k on the AM reaches from Eugene to Portland, even if it is a bit weak.

    #50665
    lastday
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    It’s technically listenable in Eugene (daytime), but the programming is not of interest to me in any way.

    #50666
    Alfredo_T
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    Yes, 660 is a Spanish-language Evangelical Christian format. I heard KFIR in Hillsboro at night once. I think that this was a technical problem because I checked again on a different night, and I heard a weak mix of stations, with KDWN being identifiable but suffering from quite a bit of selective fading.

    #50667
    paulwalker
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    Lars is a decent talk show host, though I rarely find myself agreeing with him. Airs on KONA here in Tri cities. He tends to like confrontation and tends to put disagreeing callers on first. Kind of an old time talk show trick to create mayhem.

    Does he still do a national show?

    #50668
    lastday
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    I have a small speck of respect for Lars Larson. But the host of the show I heard today (not Lars, albeit for only 10 minutes which was all I could take) was spewing garbage sensationalist anti-vax propaganda.

    #50669
    W7PAT
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    KFIR must have been testing the new transmitter yesterday night. Tonight I am not hearing them at all.

    #50672
    Alfredo_T
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    Around midnight this morning, I heard an old time radio theater program on 720. This is what is on KFIR’s schedule. Another station briefly popped in, and that may have been KDWN. 720 was heavily pummeled by KIRO sideband splash. The KFIR signal seemed much weaker than what I hear during the day, leading me to think that I was hearing the 146 Watt night power. This station is getting a lot of bang for the Watt, given that its tower is about 65 miles from my location.

    #50683
    lastday
    Participant

    KFIR comes in strong and clear daytime in Eugene on a Sony XDR-F1HD with standard loop antenna. Better than in the car. And I have nearby high voltage electrical lines.

    #50685
    boisebill
    Participant

    More like they forgot to drop it to 146 watts. Happens a lot with many stations nowadays.
    KDWN has basically gone away in Boise ID. But, KFIR has to protect KDWN about the same as when it was 50kw. However! Their main issue with more power (at night) is protecting first adjacent 710 KIRO!

    #50709
    russell-curry
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    I didn’t notice KDWN had been downgraded until I read it here and then checked Locator. I’ve noticed it’s harder to pick up, but figured it was KFIR and the noisier band these days. Did they have to do it because of another station expanding night coverage, as with KGA?

    #50711
    Chico
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    Russell- in this case it was more of a real estate transaction. We’ve seen a lot of these lately in the AM landscape. KDWN sold their former transmitter site and are diplexing with another array in town. They had to downgrade both day and night output on the new array to make it all work. In a valley location like LV, I am willing to bet (LOL) their one centrally located 250 watt translator gets more local listeners than any amount of power on the AM side, anyway.

    #50715
    russell-curry
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    I remember back in the early days, KDWN got up here just fine with 10kw.

    #50718
    semoochie
    Participant

    KGA reduced nighttime power in order to increase the power of the company’s San Francisco area property. This is similar to what happened to WOWO. The company was able to improve coverage of New York.

    #50719
    Andy Brown
    Participant

    Yeah, the part of New York state no one lives in nor stays up late at night, the only time their coverage is slightly improved.

    #50720
    boisebill
    Participant

    KDWN was 50 kW Day & Night. Nice cardioid pattern. flattened/wide null to the east.

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