KWBY 940AM’s application to increase daytime power to 10KW has been granted. If this were 50 years ago, it would be a huge deal but they should still expect solid metro coverage if noise isn’t a factor.
I find some sad irony in this power increase happening after the station has changed its programming from in-house produced offerings that engaged with the local community to what appears to be a complete schedule of paid programs that come in from other markets.
There is no KCOE. They have returned their license to the FCC, the license has expired and the towers dismantled. That’s the reason KWBY can increase power from 250 watts to 10KW on the same tower. KWBY, then KWRC was limited to 250 watts when KCOE, then KGRL was 1KW.
In case you didn’t click on the link, KWRC/KWBY has always been 250 watts during the daytime. Had they been 1KW, their coverage would have doubled. If I’m not mistaken, their new coverage will be six and a half times their current coverage.
This reply was modified 2 days, 19 hours ago by semoochie.
Looks like it’s a little less then four, not six. Almost doubling the radius (by visual inspection)(distance to the contour of your choice 2.0 or 0.5 mV) means area increases by a factor of four. A=πr²