October 5, 2015 at 8:07 pm #14489
I am not hearing La Zeta on 97.5 K248CD in Salem. NO audio feed on that channel, yet their liners do mention La Zeta 97.5 & 1390October 5, 2015 at 9:28 pm #14495
Been off for weeks…I’d buy the translator for $30K (what Bustos GSM paid for it) if no one is using it!October 6, 2015 at 11:19 am #14505W7PATParticipant
KBZY should buy it.October 6, 2015 at 11:33 am #14506
Is K248CD off the air, or are they transmitting an unmodulated carrier? In Hillsboro, I receive a fairly strong signal from K248BS on 97.5, so I have no way of knowing whether the Salem 97.5 is on the air or not.October 6, 2015 at 1:00 pm #14509W7PATParticipant
When I came through Salem a couple of weeks ago from my trip to Central Oregon, there was just a dead carrier on 97.5 going through Salem, so It’s been at least a couple of weeks that way.November 7, 2015 at 10:33 am #15265
Ok Bustos GSM EDWARD C. DISTELL…owner of K248CD throwing just a carrier for months now…what’s going on???December 8, 2015 at 12:58 pm #16106
Got a hold of Edward yesterday via phone…said he is having consultant/engineering look into interference from the co-channel K248BS which is airing AIR 1. Don’t know why he would stop audio to the site because of that.December 9, 2015 at 11:40 am #16131
1390 is no longer La Z. It is now La ComadreDecember 13, 2015 at 4:50 am #16299Dxer1969Participant
Yeah Yeah. I know. Salem. 1390. What happened to them anyway? Is it still local? Or just a translator from somewhere else? Jeez, how radio has fallen. No offense, mind you. But my gut tells me this station isn’t exactly Salem anymore. Is KBZY & KYKN the only viable stations left in Salem? If true, so sad.December 13, 2015 at 7:56 am #16313yahmitParticipant
KBZY and KYKN are it. There is the old KCCS at 1220 that has a religious format and still has a office up on Lancaster Dr. No other local commercial stations in Salem. This is a local FM, KMUZ, which has a whopping 38 watts of power.
It is sad that a metro area of over 200,000 people (Salem/Keizer) has to live in the shadow of out of town stations and no strong stations to call their own.December 13, 2015 at 1:32 pm #16322Andy BrownParticipant
There are three CP’s for LPFMs in Salem.
There can’t be a “strong station” in Salem because it is just too close to all the PDX signals. Salem is within or on the edge of all the PDX 60 dBu contours. The money folks have moved everything to Portland that once served the fringe areas.December 14, 2015 at 10:24 am #16355
“La Comadre” appears to be branding that is currently being used by contemporary music stations in Mexico. The sound that I would have expected would be Spanish pop, similar to the old “Romance 1150” or “Magia 1150.” However, when I checked 1390 this morning, the music I heard playing didn’t sound that different from what “La Zeta” would have played.December 14, 2015 at 5:55 pm #16363
I listened to 1390 a bit more this afternoon. I heard one song that I recognized as having been a hit in 1995. I also heard a few Christmas songs.
When I tried listening at home, on a radio with wider bandwidth than my car radio, I noted that the sound seemed a bit more crisp and artifact-free than what “La Zeta” used to broadcast. I wonder whether “La Comadre” is being run from an automation computer at the transmitter site and whether this could be a “placeholder” for another format.December 14, 2015 at 6:31 pm #16364
I agree with you, I too believe La Comadre is just a place holder for the moment. My suspicion is that La GranD 95.1 will become La Zeta and La Comadre 1390 along with the translator will be switched to La GranDDecember 15, 2015 at 9:59 am #16370
>>La Comadre is just a place holder for the moment
Wasn’t 1390AM “just given” or sold for a tax write off to Bustos from Entercom and now their just playing around with it…???
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