February 6, 2017 at 8:21 am #26981
This from All Access:
FRIENDS OF MARION COUNTY have filed for a Silent STA for low power KIQY-LP/SALEM, OR due to poor signal coverage.February 6, 2017 at 1:20 pm #26995February 6, 2017 at 2:27 pm #26999BroadwayParticipant
Actually had a hard phone contact with the applicant shortly after applying…said they were never going to build…didn’t really say…prob due to money…said they got FCC application done for free.February 6, 2017 at 3:05 pm #27001
The applications for Salem (all 3) were done by the illustrious out of town engineer for Common Frequency in Davis, CA. Todd Urick (although his name only appeared on one of them, he did all three). The object was to make sure all availabilities were filed on so they didn’t become translators. The 94.3 application sat there until recently with no-one actually working on it until it came to critical mass. From what I heard some out of town guy wants to save it but clearly with no time to work it out, they apparently either faked it or ran a test on a stick to get enough data for filing for a license to cover the construction permit and upon approval immediately file for an STA to go silent and get 6 months to figure it out. I mean really, an antenna on a 15 foot pole surrounded by 60 foot trees is not going to work (I’ve been to the proposed site). Word is the FCC is frowning on this kind of behavior but they are understaffed to run down every one of these to make sure they are on the up and up. Filing for a license means you not only have your main antenna ready to go, but your studio and EAS stuff all in place.
Not to mention KRZZ on Mt. Hood with 94.3 line of sight right into Salem.February 7, 2017 at 9:23 pm #27048bossjockParticipant
Anyone know (or care) why KBZY didn’t pursue a translator deal in the last window?February 7, 2017 at 9:33 pm #27050W7PATParticipant
“Anyone know (or care) why KBZY didn’t pursue a translator deal in the last window?”
I’ve been wonder that myself for quite some time.February 9, 2017 at 11:35 pm #27136e_dawgParticipant
Salem doesnt have any local FM stations. Majority of the fm stations are located in the Portland, corvallis/Albany or Eugene metro areaFebruary 9, 2017 at 11:54 pm #27137February 10, 2017 at 8:12 am #27142ScreamerParticipant
Ok, Salem has local stations … and it looks like most of them are non-coms or religious. A couple of the AM’s seem to be the only commercial stations actually trying to program for the Salem area. Does KBZY or any of the others have translators? I can imagine it would be hard to gain a foothold in the marketplace without a decent translator.July 28, 2017 at 7:25 am #30855
This from All Access:
EXTRA MILE MEDIA, INC. has filed for an STA to operate Contemporary Christian KHPE (HOPE 107.9)/ALBANY, OR at reduced power after a lightning strike damaged equipment.August 9, 2017 at 11:46 am #31104dodgerParticipant
In unrelated news: per All Access
https://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/168110/bill-post-returning-to-radio-at-kpjc-salem-or?ref=searchAugust 30, 2017 at 5:07 am #31560
This from All Access:
FRIENDS OF MARION COUNTY has requested an extension of its Silent STA for KIQY-LP/SALEM, OR because “we are still working out transmitter issues.”August 30, 2017 at 3:24 pm #31570
They don’t have a site. Never did. They are currently licensed and dark at a location that has no power and no nearby phone/cable, soft soil requiring an extensive permit process from Marion County for any ‘tower’ more then 20 feet high, and another 6 months isn’t going to solve their ‘transmitter problems.’
As mentioned before, the frequency is not a good one since full power co channel KZZR on Mt. Hood has line of sight into Salem.August 30, 2017 at 8:16 pm #31573BroadwayParticipant
Speaking of no power…KYTE Newport with CP to move to Independence Expires September 3rd this weekend…last I heard there was no power to site and they were planning to run off of a diesel generator. Things have been postponed there for months due to GM health and weather issues. There’s a tower but equipment runs on solar.September 3, 2017 at 4:26 pm #31626e_dawgParticipant
Speaking of KYTE 102.7, have they move yet? Since their CP expires today.
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