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  • #49533
    chessyduck
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    KSJK status from JPR:

    “The KSJK site rebuild is in progress and nears completion. 1230 AM should be back on the air in February 2021.

    Update 1/11/21 — The utility hook-ups for the facility are being finalized and finishing work is in progress.”

    (JPR is also having microwave issues into the Redding area but that’s a long-term project.)

    https://www.ijpr.org/listener-announcements/2020-09-08/service-alert-jackson-county

    #49665
    chessyduck
    Participant

    JPR’s KSJK AM 1230 has returned to the air after the Almeda fire destruction. Story with photos at:

    https://www.ijpr.org/listener-announcements/2021-02-03/ksjk-returns-to-the-airwaves-in-jackson-county

    (Published February 3, 2021 at 2:34 AM PST)

    #49669
    chessyduck
    Participant

    Well, on the mass-fire front KWAX was not so lucky… This STA was approved by the FCC on 7 January for its Glide translator, “FM Translator Station K287BF, Glide, OR (Facility ID 17417):”

    “The University of Oregon, licensee of FM Translator Station K287BF, Glide, Oregon, respectfully requests Silent Special Temporary Authority (“STA”) in order to maintain the station’s off-air status for more than thirty days.
    The University previously notified FCC media bureau staff by email that K287BF has been off air since around September 11, 2020 when the translator facility was completely destroyed in the Archie Creek fire. It took several weeks for the University to learn of the extent of the damage. As there are no plans to rebuild the destroyed tower, the University now intends to seek a modification of license for K287BF to relocate the translator facility to a new tower structure, and is currently working towards site access and technical plans. As a result of the fire damage beyond the University’s control, and the steps needed to relocate and rebuild the translator facility, it is expected that the station will need to remain off-air until at least sometime in early 2021. Accordingly, the University now seeks STA for the silent status and submits that it will serve the public interest by authorizing the station’s off-air status following the destruction of the station due to fire and until such time as plans for a permanent restoration of service are finalized and implemented.”

    #49670
    chessyduck
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    Dove Media also lost their K300BE translator (Ashland) in the Almeda Fire but they already had a CP to move to much higher the KCMX site at 40 watts. (They may have been co-located at the KSJK site ut the coordinates slightly disagree.)

    “THEDOVE MEDIA INC. (‘THEDOVE’), LICENSEE OF FM TRANSLATOR K300BE LOST THE TRANSLATOR IN THE ALMEDA FIRE THAT RECENTLY RAVISHED ASHLAND, OREGON. AT THIS TIME, THEDOVE DOES NOT KNOW HOW LONG IT WILL BE BEFORE IT WILL BE ABLE TO START REBUILDING. THEDOVE RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS STA FOR THE TRANSLATOR TO REMAIN SILENT WHILE IT EVALUATES THE DAMAGE AND OPTIONS FOR REBUILDING”

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