April 2, 2018 at 1:23 pm #35878
Silence at 1804 Saturday. No FCC STA filing. Dolphin Radio retains ownership. Source says KUIK-AM on air 1 April but won’t say who buyers may be.
This is why PDX radio can’t have nice things.April 2, 2018 at 7:03 pm #35899vroomsParticipant
With KUIK Off, KKMO Tacoma with Spanish is the top station here in Kalama during daylight hours. To the East KOHU Hermiston can be heard underneath KKMO with Country music.April 5, 2018 at 8:46 pm #36039W7PATParticipant
Vietnamese for the west side.April 7, 2018 at 12:19 pm #36062
Dolphin KUIK-AM new TX application has not been granted yet. Someone else’s headache.May 1, 2018 at 10:29 am #36498kb101engineerParticipant
John White, KKPZ CE says KUIK has lost it’s transmitter site and it unlikely to return to the air.
https://crawfordbroadcasting.com/Local_Oscillator/May%202018%20Local%20Oscillator.pdfMay 1, 2018 at 11:13 am #36508Alfredo_TParticipant
There is road construction activity near the KUIK transmitter site. Is this how the site was lost?May 1, 2018 at 12:06 pm #36512jr_techParticipant
Big changes coming to the area… surprised that this chunk of largly undeveloped land lasted as long as it did.May 15, 2018 at 12:25 pm #36808
I dived into the digitized FCC card file for KUIK and saw some attempts back in the 60s-70s to put a directional array northwest of Hillsboro.
One historical note – I know the original studios were downtown near the old Economy Drug Store on 2nd as KRTV. Before the old 1kw ND Jackson Bottom site did KRTV have an antenna located elsewhere, e.g. was Jackson Bottom a “KUIK” thing… I can’t tell from the card file as perhaps the addressing scheme was all that changed.
BTW, I do monitor the AM spectrum via an SDR remote radio located in Newport … very nice reception on the medium-waves.. Many Valley and Puget Sound stations can be heard. See SDR.HU for maps of these remote receivers….May 15, 2018 at 12:26 pm #36810
Oh yes, if I recall the property the directional array sat on was leased from the Sisters of Saint Mary, who had substantial holdings on the valley floor in earlier times…buy early .. buy often…May 19, 2018 at 1:45 pm #36887
One trend I have observed with rising real estate prices some stations will drop a tower or two and shift to a lower-powered non-directional pattern with the FCC’s blessing.
Too bad KUIK was not given that option.. They could have a been a nice 2500-watt daytimer with a few hundred watts at night ND-mode. Now Washington County is left with nothing except some LPFMers.
Bring back KFGR/KRWC/KGGG….!!May 20, 2018 at 12:45 am #36894semoochieParticipant
I believe they’re directional nights with 5KW during the daytime. I don’t see any reason why they couldn’t still be 5 daytime, if they can find a spot.June 15, 2018 at 10:34 pm #37515stevewaParticipant
KUIK was 5KW ND day, 5KW directional night.
The directional pattern was not great, and 5KW at 1360 doesn’t go as far as it does at the low end of the band.June 16, 2018 at 1:00 am #37522semoochieParticipant
It still covered the west side pretty well and that’s about all they could expect.June 20, 2018 at 2:17 pm #37651Alfredo_TParticipant
The satellite dishes and the STL dish are still in place at the Hillsboro Airport terminal building. The towers are still up just south of TV Highway. What’s happening?June 20, 2018 at 5:32 pm #37660
Give the keys back to the Airport Authority and just walk away. At least Don and crew did go dark with class.
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