March 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm #49954
Date Station has gone silent: 03/23/2020
DUE TO ONGOING HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS AND ECONOMIC CONDITIONS IN THE SALEM AND PORTLAND, OREGON AREAS IN LIGHT OF THE CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY, WE ARE CURRENTLY UNABLE TO RESUME BROADCASTING OVER KXET. IT IS OUR HOPE THAT THE CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY WILL END AND THAT WE CAN RESUME BROADCASTING PRIOR TO MARCH 23, 2021.
THE PUBLIC INTEREST, CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY WOULD BE WELL SERVED BY A GRANT OF THIS REQUEST TO EXTEND OUR EXISTING SILENT SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORIZATION.March 13, 2021 at 12:24 am #49959semoochieParticipant
KXET is only 25KW. They tried for 50KW, to no avail.March 13, 2021 at 9:10 am #49962March 13, 2021 at 10:04 am #49963Andy BrownParticipant
Bustos legal team overreaching is nothing new.March 13, 2021 at 10:45 am #49964
Thank you contributors for the sharp eyes in catching my extra 25,000-watt mistake. I looked at the antenna patterns (day/night) and the KXET situation is indeed bizarre. During the days KXET sends a signal towards Portland at 45 degrees (Northeast direction). At night just 490 watts is directed in the opposite direction at 225 degrees.
My thought – if the co-location KBPS thing never works out for 1150 AM I bet 1130 could be useful for a Spanish-language fill-in (if you add in the Portland FM cross-service translator.)March 13, 2021 at 11:54 am #49965BorderblasterParticipant
Don’t need another stinking Spanish-language “fill-in” here cheesy-dick, and NOT on 1130.
Go spew your own brand of localism on your own bands back east.March 21, 2021 at 3:04 pm #50034
While KXET remains off the air RF-wise I did note an interesting top-of-the-hour ID on KWBY “La Pantera” today. Bustos was announcing both 940 and 1130 as ‘La Pantera’ with legal IDs for both stations. (Still no announcements heard of their “new” FM Salem translator service on 93.3.)
The 940/1130 ID is not just at TOH but with sweepers and other segways.March 22, 2021 at 1:37 am #50045semoochieParticipant
Just so you’ll know: segueMarch 22, 2021 at 11:36 am #50052
As predicted, on the RF-side KXET 1130 returned to the air today running the same programming as KWBY “La Pantera.”March 22, 2021 at 12:21 pm #50053Randy_in_EugeneParticipant
When Eugene’s KKNU, and a Newberg translator for Air 1 were both on 93.1, KKNU screamed above the translator during any enhanced tropo, like on most mornings. Salem translator on 93.3? Ha ha. KKNU will have the last laugh.March 24, 2021 at 3:12 pm #50084
This afternoon Bustos Media apparently has introduced a new format to Northwest radio – the “Numbers Station”. KMIA Auburn-Seattle is mostly carrying dead air, occasional music clips, then followed by a computerized voice saying “192 dot 168 dot 0 dot 4” – obviously some private IP space of a studio link or interface port.
Sorry shortwave fans… The numbers are read only in English.March 24, 2021 at 5:00 pm #50085DarkStarParticipant
KMIA Auburn-Seattle is mostly carrying dead air, occasional music clips, then followed by a computerized voice saying “192 dot 168 dot 0 dot 4” – obviously some private IP space of a studio link or interface port.
Lol, that is a classic case of a Barix Exstreamer that either has a failing power supply or keeps losing power. On bootup, it will read it’s IP address over the analog audio output.March 24, 2021 at 6:36 pm #50087radiogeekParticipant
OMG! That voice is stuck in my head and won’t go away!
I had a Barix Instreamer that had a failed USB power supply jack on the motherboard. Why anyone in their right mind uses a USB micro jack soldered onto the motherboard is beyond me.
The power supply itself could be ok, the power could be staying on, but the leads from the two inner pins of the 5V socket could be failing due to motion between the case and the internal motherboard. Barix replaced one unit for me from this failure, and it’s pretty well documented as the weak link in this piece of gear.
Why, why oh why can’t they just use a normal friction fit barrel connector …. grrrr.
EdMarch 25, 2021 at 2:02 pm #50093
98.3 “translator” in Boise gives out its public Barix IP address.March 25, 2021 at 4:16 pm #50095lastdayParticipant
“Salem translator on 93.3? Ha ha. KKNU will have the last laugh.”
Salem translator on 93.3? I laugh in their general direction. I think you’re absolutely correct.
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