Seattle Radio Happenings

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  • #48678
    mwdxer1
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    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.

    #48679
    chessyduck
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    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…

    #48681
    Alfredo_T
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    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://www.google.com/maps/@33.8020906,-116.4624134,3a,75y,267.87h,100.2t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s8A2bfj3mEx473eZoq3B9bQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en

    #48814
    kb101engineer
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    #49057
    paulwalker
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    King fm is definitely an anomaly in today’s radio world. A nonprofit on an fm commercial frequency. Though their ratings remain strong.

    #49058
    semoochie
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    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!

    • This reply was modified 9 months, 2 weeks ago by semoochie.
    #49500
    Randy_in_Eugene
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    KNHC “C-89.5” is celebrating their 50th anniversary this weekend, and Monday.

    Fresh Listen: KNHC (C89.5) Seattle Turns Fifty

    #49501
    paulwalker
    Participant

    Thanks, Randy. You are making myself and Dan feel old. My how time flies!

    Dan Packard – KNHC 1976-1977
    Paul Walker – KNHC 1975-1977

    #49505
    johnf
    Participant

    Ohhhh, wow! This is indeed making me feel as old as dirt!

    John Fortmeyer — KNHC 1972-73

    #50760
    boisebill
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    Lotus Grabs Sinclair’s Seattle Radio Properties

    Lotus Grabs Sinclair’s Seattle Radio Properties

    #50761
    boisebill
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    #50802
    chessyduck
    Participant

    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:

    http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/getimportletter_exh.cgi?import_letter_id=98377

    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.)

    #50804
    Chico
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    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.)

    #50805
    W7PAT
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    Too bad on 1110, KBND has a good night signal up that way.

    #50808
    chessyduck
    Participant

    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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