November 3, 2020 at 2:20 pm #48678mwdxer1Participant
Yes, I heard about KSER after KRAB was sold, but the signal only covers the Puget Sound area, but that was out of the question for listeners on the Northern Oregon Coast. Yes, KBOO does have a better signal, but 107.7 in much stronger here. The Puget Sound FMers on Tiger & Cougar mountains come in the North Coast much better even though the distance is more. The mountains are not as high to the NE from here. Crossing over the Coast Range towards the SE is harder to keep a solid signal. About the only Portland area station I get in HD (At times) is 107.5. A few others can pop into HD on the rare occasion . But the Puget Sound stations, I get a lot in HD at times and a couple regularly.November 3, 2020 at 3:04 pm #48679
Tje KSER Fpundation folks spent some serious money on building the KXIR relay out at Freeland on Whidbey Island. Darn it but the Canadian protections make it so that the 60dB contour barely hits Oak Harbor. It is a nice self-supporting tower however. See the archives at KSER’s website… Remember, in the Northwest your tower has to clear some very tall Doug firs…November 3, 2020 at 5:53 pm #48681Alfredo_TParticipant
Palm Springs, CA has a behemoth cellular/communications tower that has two AM stations, KWXY 1340 and KCOD 1450 diplexed into it. Here is a street view: https://firstname.lastname@example.org,-116.4624134,3a,75y,267.87h,100.2t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s8A2bfj3mEx473eZoq3B9bQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=enNovember 12, 2020 at 11:36 am #48814kb101engineerParticipant
The latest Radio World has a feature on the new KING-FM facility.December 8, 2020 at 10:03 pm #49057paulwalkerParticipant
King fm is definitely an anomaly in today’s radio world. A nonprofit on an fm commercial frequency. Though their ratings remain strong.December 9, 2020 at 12:50 am #49058semoochieParticipant
Actually, they’re far more common than they used to be. We have two in Portland alone, 96.3 and 97.9! Seattle has two more, 94.9, which is another anomaly and 104.5!
January 21, 2021 at 9:22 pm #49500Randy_in_EugeneParticipant
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KNHC “C-89.5” is celebrating their 50th anniversary this weekend, and Monday.January 21, 2021 at 10:22 pm #49501paulwalkerParticipant
Thanks, Randy. You are making myself and Dan feel old. My how time flies!
Dan Packard – KNHC 1976-1977
Paul Walker – KNHC 1975-1977January 22, 2021 at 7:35 am #49505johnfParticipant
Ohhhh, wow! This is indeed making me feel as old as dirt!
John Fortmeyer — KNHC 1972-73June 3, 2021 at 11:45 am #50760boisebillParticipant
Lotus Grabs Sinclair’s Seattle Radio PropertiesJune 3, 2021 at 11:47 am #50761boisebillParticipantJune 9, 2021 at 8:11 pm #50802
KRPA in Oak Harbor filed for Program Test Authority on their new 9kw daytime, 2.5kw nighttime, two-antenna directional array. Currently at 500 watts, the AM 1110 station airs Punjabi-language programming soon targeting the greater Vancouver, BC market. (From NWBroadcasters.com website posting)
When I saw this posting I checked the FCC’s website and found this “gnarly” 34-page engineering document describing the Method of Moments calculations used to proof the new array. Great reading for you RF types:
I guess once FCC-approved and activated, lower BC residents will hear a new signal on the AM dial. (The 500-watt signal could be heard in Bellingham.)June 9, 2021 at 10:21 pm #50804ChicoParticipant
I have a feeling this one is going to be aiming more for the Victoria market, 20 mile shot straight across salt water. Interesting that somebody still is investing in new AM tech and infrastructure. Bellingham, the Tijuana of the US! Home of the border blasters- we now have three up here, 1550, 1600 and the new 1110.
Anybody want to quench their desire to be a broadcaster? The same folks building up 1110 also own 1340 KWLE (the former K-Whale) in Anacortes. With all of their attention on 1110, I bet 1340 can be had for a song! (1340 was their foot in the door before they bought 1110, but you can’t do much with a graveyard frequency.)June 9, 2021 at 10:39 pm #50805W7PATParticipant
Too bad on 1110, KBND has a good night signal up that way.June 10, 2021 at 4:36 am #50808
KWLE does “anchor” the cross-band translator K270CL in Bellingham. If the FM is not perpetually tied to KWLE I could easily see the translator “re-homed” to a stronger KRPA parent signal.
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