While at Camp Sherman this weekend I noticed that 940 KICE has switched from ESPN to Fox Sports and had added 106.5 KOCE. On Friday night KICE carried the Mariners game while on FM KOCE carried the Beavers. The station ID on FM was just 106.5 FM and AM 940, no call or city of license. On Saturday when the two station were simulcasting, they did ID both stations. By the way, Radio Locator doesn’t list KOCE.
I also logged KYTE Newport loud and clear and KACI-FM The Dalles.
On the way there, KWLZ had a fairly good signal up to Stayton, and could be heard all the way to the rest stop on Hwy 20.
After years of having “KICE” (FM and now only AM) in Bend, it would be easy confuse the calls and write “KOCE” for a related station.
But indeed, the station that Pat was hearing appears to be KCOE (106.5), Col Terrebonne, Near Bend.
Hell, Let’s to a bit further here. When I was in Bend last summer, I heard a station from Reedsport. Came in clear as a bell. A mix of oldies and easy listening. Think it was AM 1030. Not a hard DX. Just there. Daytime even.