July 28, 2019 at 7:35 pm #42119
It has even become more apparent why NSPR made the move.. JPR is increasing its local presence in Redding having just filed to buy KWCA 101.1 in Palo Cedro for a cool $263K per Deal Digest. The JPR folks must have a decent money behind their buying spree,August 11, 2019 at 8:24 am #42207
Apparently KORJ 97.7 in Butte Falls puts out some listenable tunes… The signal contour reaches Medford but not Ashland. Not bad for a Class A.
They have a CP for an on-channel booster in Medford… still no web presence but the company’s Modesto stations do stream online.. Some mentions in the Medford Mail-Tribune but the rest of the operation is “below the radar”…October 7, 2019 at 2:47 pm #42797
A call today to KRRM (94.7 Class A) in Rogue River resulted in some sad news. A synthesized voice on the telephone mailbox said the station stopped broadcasting on September 30 and will not resume broadcasting in the future. The recorded message said both Herb and Shirley had developed serious health issues and then thanked the listeners for their many years and wished them “Happy Trails.”
A similar message appears at the KRRM.com website. The station, mainly covering Grants Pass played classic country and late-night talk.October 8, 2019 at 8:41 pm #42823Randy_in_EugeneParticipant
“The Cream of the Country” was fun while it lasted, but was automated with most of the songs not IDed, a less than full-market signal, and a niche format. It would be nice if new owners could keep it some variation of Americana, but not likely. Medford/Ashland/Grants Pass is an over-radioed market with 3 CHRs, 2 Classic Hits, 2 mainstream country and and 8 Christian broadcasters on multiple frequencies.November 27, 2019 at 4:10 pm #43400
The FCC approved JPR’s purchase of 101.5 KWCA in Palo Cedro, a nice C2 station covering Redding and Red Bluff.. Not sure what program stream it will carry but definitely anchors JPR’s presence in the Redding market. Approvsl date was 22 Nov.December 23, 2019 at 7:18 pm #43535
An STA to remain silent has been filed by the current owners of KRRM, the Bells. It was filed on 17 December. According to the request the station is in the process of being sold..December 31, 2019 at 3:20 pm #43615
The FCC approved the sale of KWCA to SOU/Jefferson Ñublic Radio several weeks ago.
The Palo Cedro, California station likely will carry JPR’s News and Classics format.
An observation: The State of Oregon owns property in California… several JPR stations a matter of fact.March 12, 2020 at 5:42 pm #45043
KORJ in Butte Falls now has a website with streaming audio. It is http://www.thebreeze977.com . Besides the Butte Falls outlet Threshold has a booster in Medford to fill in the coverage gaps.March 13, 2020 at 5:25 pm #45051
It’s official. KWCA 101.1 Palo Cedro is now fully integrated into the Jefferson Public Radio’s News and Classics stream. The protected contour reaches down to Red Bluff, California but focuses on the Redding area.
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