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Semoochie, I think KPDQ-FM turns their stereo pilot on during music shows, particularly, the gospel music show on Saturday nights. During other times, I’m pretty sure they still run mono. I’m not certain, though – I’ll have to check next week to see if the pilot is off again.
Both. The station is new, and they are airing a Hot Country format (as in New Country music)
EMF’s 96.3 translator has moved to 103.7 as K279BO. The translator is airing a country format called “Tailgate Country”, operated by iHeart but still owned by EMF. It uses 99 watts directional, sharing an antenna with 102.3.
The 96.3 translator has returned to the air, with Air1 again. Perhaps there has been an unexpected delay with the construction of the new 103.7 site. I’m really curious what will appear on that frequency when they light it up!
It sounds to me like they have a direct satellite feed into the translator, and that it is NOT being received over-the-air. The artifacts are not present. This is completely LEGAL. K224DL is a fill-in translator, and delivering a program feed to a fill-in translator is allowed via any means.
An HD side-channel feeding a translator is kindof a loophole – but tons of commercial broadcasters are doing this all over the country, and the FCC is fine with it. Clear Channel does it right here in town with Radio 102.3 -which is a translator of KKRZ-HD2.
I noticed today that K224DL 92.7 Portland has switched from K-Love to Air1. Apparently, Air1 is being delivered to the translator via KKCW-HD3. This gives Air1 much better metro coverage, since 92.7 recently upgraded to 99 watts. In fact, it’s my opinion that 92.7 has the best signal of all of the 99 watt translators on Skyline/Sylvan.
I predict that Clear Channel trades the KKCW-HD3 channel for access to one of EMF’s other translators.
Can someone tell me why someone would pay any money to bid for and build a class C2 in Arlington? The best you could hope for is fringe coverage of Hermiston. There are arguably already more radio stations that area can really support. I mean, in this day and age, is it feasible? If I’m ignorant, fill me in!
I speculate 97.9 will be sold to Alpha, after the move. They’re one FM short and are probably dying to even out their ownership with CC and Entercom.
Just because Cumulus and EMF worked out a deal in the south, doesn’t mean they are going to do it here. Although anything is possible!
Here’s a good FREE resource for download:
The book was written in 1952, but AM broadcasting hasn’t changed much since then. The basic principles are the same.
KUJJ has always made it difficult to listen to KINK east of Hood River in the Gorge, and that has always surprised me. The terrain must really be a disadvantage to KINK and a big advantage to KUJJ for the signals to mix that far west. I guess it’ll be Katy Perry instead of Dave Koz cutting in over the top of KINK on my road trips from now on!
“KNRQ can’t move to Aloha or KSHL to Coberg until KACI moves off of 97.7 and that’s tied up until KWLZ moves to West Linn. “
How exactly are the KACI/KNRQ moves dependent on KWLZ? I can’t find the connection. Please explain.
More likely they will be KVAS AM & FM.
“Maybe somebody will buy KMCQ and move it back to The Dalles where it belongs. “
Even if that were remotely likely, it can’t be done. The FCC has already back-filled 104.5 in The Dalles with a C2 allotment at Moro, OR.