Tagged: KDUN Dehilah
May 3, 2021 at 7:03 pm #50496W7PATParticipant
From Radio Insight:
Premiere Networks’ syndicated evening host Delilah Rene is acquiring the station where her career began.
Rene’s Big Shoes Productions will pay Charles Contreras’ Post Rock Communications $60,000 for Oldies 1030 KDUN Reedsport OR. The deal gives Rene her hometown station, where she began her radio career while in junior high and high school.
KDUN serves the Coos Bay market along the Oregon coast and operates with 50kW day and 630 watts night.May 3, 2021 at 10:18 pm #50499
She may end up with a worthless steaming pile.
It’s been off the air for years.
Buyer beware.May 4, 2021 at 12:05 am #50502semoochieParticipant
It’s worth $60K for the publicity alone!
When Delilah was there it was probably still on 1470.
May 4, 2021 at 3:33 am #50505
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I wonder when they will return to the air? Fairly strong up here on the North Coast during the day. Weak at night. I used to get the old KRAF 1470 back in the 60s. The station has quite the history….May 4, 2021 at 6:38 am #50509
50kw transmitter = $3k to 4k per month electric bill.
Best of luck to Delilah. Let’s hope she has the deep pockets to make that work.May 4, 2021 at 9:37 am #50511BroadwayParticipant
Think their tx is a Harris DX 50May 4, 2021 at 9:56 am #50512Steve NaganumaParticipantMay 4, 2021 at 10:55 am #50514chessyduckParticipant
Youtube has the KDUN 50kw video… from happier times.
Possibly a Nautel…May 4, 2021 at 7:14 pm #50516May 4, 2021 at 7:14 pm #50517Dan PackardKeymaster
That station had an awesome signal on the coast during the day. I love how you hear the transmitter cooling fans spin up when he hits the first power up in the above video.
I wonder who the engineer was in that video? Good luck Delilah! It should be a fun project. 😏May 4, 2021 at 7:17 pm #50519
Might have been the owner Kent Abendroth turning it on.May 5, 2021 at 7:13 pm #50533
That video does indeed show a Nautel. I was also under the impress that they had a DX-50 which is what I think was the OG 50kw rig… Seems that I remember something about a flood damaging the TX site at some point so maybe they got the Nautel with insurance money.May 5, 2021 at 11:01 pm #50534
I remember talking on the phone to the GM years ago after the boost to 50 KW. I asked why 50KW? She said, they needed that power to get over the power line noise as it was awful between Reedsport and Coos Bay. They sold in Coos Bay. Complaints to the local PUB did no good. She went on to say, they wanted more power at night, but couldn’t get it with just one tower.May 6, 2021 at 8:26 am #50538
The power line noise issue in that region is a symptom of another issue, which is the really poor ground conductivity of sand. Not so much the fault of the power lines or the PUD.May 6, 2021 at 12:50 pm #50540
I have driven up and down the coast for decades, living in Clatsop County and we have Pacific Power up here. There have been issues, but they are reported to Pacific Power and they are fixed. The Ground Conductivity can’t be much different than here. We are along the ocean and everything is in sand.
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