Radio Happenings In The Capitol City

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  • #42155

    chessyduck
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    I always wondered why Bustos Media’s KSND had such a strange tower location in the Coast Range – its signal only covers western Salem.

    The answer mainly lies in Creswell adjacent KUJZ 95.3 .. The minimum separation is 99km and currently Riley Peak is at 106 km distance. The secondary factor is C0-Class KBFF 95.5 in Portland at 97.9 km — only 10.9 km away from 87 km minimums.

    Perhaps KSND can move a few kilometers east but there’s really no communications tower sites with power between the current location and Falls City -…

    #42172

    semoochie
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    KTUP is the call for the new Dallas FM station on 98.3, which should be built out by November. It looks like it will have city grade coverage of all of Salem and be more than adequate in Albany and Corvallis.

    #42174

    chessyduck
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    KTUP’s slogan is “Tu Poder Radio”… Somewhat Spanglish in syntax … better to lead with the noun as in “Radio Tu Poder” but we’ll let it pass…

    Well-sourced rumor is that there will be HD as well…

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 6 days ago by  chessyduck.
    #42183

    semoochie
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    I should have mentioned that KTUP has a share time arrangement with KMWV, using the same facilities. It’s a Class C3.

    #42189

    Screamer
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    How do you share a frequency?

    #42190

    Broadway
    Participant

    My thinking is that each station could be full time just one on HD2 half time when they’re not on main analog. Saw a grid of their schedule…ruffly KMWV/CCTV is drive time and evenings…KTUP has days.

    #42191

    semoochie
    Participant

    Stations have shared time since the dawn of radio. As a matter of fact, they used to ALL be on one frequency! Our local 99.1 LPFM used to share time.

    #42192

    Alfredo_T
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    “How do you share a frequency?”

    There are two ways to do it. One is that the transmitter is shared by both stations, and some automated means is used to select which audio feed goes on the air. The second is for both stations to have their own transmitters, with each having to drop carrier to prevent interference to the other.

    I lived in Austin, TX in the mid 1990s, many years before LPFM. The last available full-power frequency in the area was 91.7 MHz, which was awarded, it was explained to me, to both KOOP and KVRX. The conditions of the time share agreement was that the handover from one station to the other had to happen at a pre-determined time, via automated means. This was implemented at the transmitter site via a sprinkler timer that drove a relay to select which station’s audio feed entered the stereo generator.

    #42202

    Screamer
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    Thank you, Broadway, Semoochie and Alfredo! This old dog can still learn things! I appreciate it!

    #42210

    chessyduck
    Participant

    KPCN-LP Radio Movimiento is now carrying some “muy pronto KTUP” announcements if you happen to speak Spanish.. just listen for the racing engine sounds… Besides Spanish, KTUP will carry some programming in Mixteco and Pur├ępecha, native languages of Oaxaca and Michoacan states… already heard on KPCN-LP

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