Been having to go to Salem quite often lately and just wanted to report on a couple of things.
KPIK-LP in Stayton is on the air on 96.5, using their CP, as well as 102.9. I was able to hear 96.5 as far north as Woodburn on the car radio. The stations are not simulcasting but are both playing oldies. I really like the music KPIK plays.
KPAM and KFXX seem to skip right over Salem at night. Instead of hearing KPAM I hear the Bay Area station. KFXX is mostly a no show as well. They really needed 1390 to bring their programming to Salem. In fact, KMTT 910 comes in better in Salem at night than KFXX. KFXX can be heard in the Bay Area at night, but no ground wave to Salem.
Once they start broadcasting under CP program test authority, they have to file within a short period the application for license to cover. Once they file that and it is granted, they have to turn the original off. So whatever they are doing now, it’s short lived.