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  • in reply to: WAY-FM / Portland to purchase KWEE-FM #42431

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    Seems like that reference is an old record from back when 104.5 K283BL relayed WAY-FM’s non-commercial station from Longview.

    According to the FCC database, K283BL is actually currently silent.

    in reply to: WAY-FM / Portland to purchase KWEE-FM #42428

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    WAY-FM is on a commercial frequency and have a commercial license. They, therefore, are allowed to run commercials. The originating station (KFBW-HD2) is commercial, and 104.5 is in the commercial band. That’s what you’re missing.

    Just because a station is religious doesn’t automatically make it a non-comm.

    in reply to: WAY-FM / Portland to purchase KWEE-FM #41965

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    My guess is that WAY-FM struck a deal to simulcast their programming on KXXP for a short period until the 96.3 conversion is complete. It’s a win-win for both parties – WAY doesn’t have to shut off their translator, and the owners of KXXP have content to broadcast while they hold their license looking for a buyer. The KXXP signal is surprisingly strong in PDX. You can hear the two signals competing even on the west side (noticed it on Lombard in Beaverton).

    104.5 can’t really be re-engineered and still be viable. The contours overlap on the east side pretty far. Even if moved to 104.7, the directional antenna required would send all of their signal to the west side only, making the signal in Portland unusable. There are no other usable channels to move to, either. The best hope for the 104.5 translator is if the owners of KXXP also take ownership of the translator and continue to simulcast. EDIT: A commercial broadcaster cannot simulcast on a translator they own unless that translator is completely within the service contour of the main – so that option is out.

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    in reply to: KMHD /OPB Changes #41196

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    Something doesn’t make sense here. I wonder if MHCC wants to sell the license but they are not willing to reveal that fact at this point. In an era when many school-owned stations are being sold to offset lost income from declining enrollment, it doesn’t seem likely that they would want to go the other direction. At the very least, it seems as though the school wants the station back but doesn’t fully grasp the investment they are going to have to make to keep it viable.

    in reply to: Simmering translator pot now boiling #39410

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    Salem Communications has filed a license to cover application for K292HH (106.3) from Stonehenge Tower. It will be a translator for KPDQ-AM. It’s not on right now, but we may hear it soon.

    in reply to: Towers & Such & Things 2018 (and 2019) #34620

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    Bustos has also applied for two other translators in Portland. One on 105.7 and the other on 94.9, both from the Skyline Tower. Of course, they are first adjacent to KFBW and KNRK. How long do you think it will take the FCC to dismiss these? How could they have made such a stupid mistake?

    in reply to: KYTE-FM For Sale Notice #33668

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    88.1 does cover part of the valley, but nothing like 102.7 would.

    in reply to: KYTE-FM For Sale Notice #33663

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    I can see EMF buying this signal for their Air1 service. They have the cash, the patience for getting power to the site, and the willingness to live with a sub-par signal in Portland and Eugene. They have lower power signals in both Portland and Eugene, and 102.7 could fill the gap in between like 107.1 does for KLove. Also, they have lower operating costs (no studio or local staff, plus they are non-comm) and that could make this signal viable for them while another operator might struggle.

    in reply to: KKRZ-HD2 Rebrands As ALT 102.3 #31640

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    Dork, we get it. You don’t like the Brew. Please stop mindlessly hijacking every thread with this opinion. The only thing more repeatative than the Brew’s playlist is your endless wining. Change the station and find something else to talk about. At least your username checks out.

    in reply to: Radio Happenings In The Capitol City #31630

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    I heard KYTE 102.7 while driving around Beaverton tonight. That tells me they must have made it to the air from the new site. I don’t think it was possible to hear them from their old stick in Beaverton.

    in reply to: June Ratings #30633

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    Andy is right. The source of this is the inaccuracy of the PPM system, where just 1 person wearing a meter can greatly change a market’s ratings based on what they choose to listen to. In this case there is probably an entrenched panalist who lives in the southern part of the metro, and they choose to listen to 107.1 over 97.9 because that’s the frequency they’re used to. If that panalist quits or gets dropped, KLove’s ratings will shift greatly. It’s really disheartening to think of how many careers have been ruined by this horrible system, where one listener can make so much difference.

    in reply to: Translator Question #30328

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    Non-comm licensees are allowed to own and operate non fill-in translators. Commercial stations cannot. All non fill-in translators in the non-reserved band (92-108 MHz) must be fed over the air. Other translators can be fed by other means, such as Internet or satellite.

    in reply to: "Corey & Mitch" New KINK Mornings #28785

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    The restructuring means that longtime KINK personality Steve Pringle has been let go. The Sunday Night Blues Room on KINK was not on the air this past Sunday, and I presume that it has aired it’s last broadcast on KINK with Steve’s forced departure. Also off KINK is Sheila Hamilton, but she is still at Alpha doing KXL afternoons. Cort Johnson is also off KINK, but I don’t know his status with Alpha.

    in reply to: Portland Radio (remember that?) changes Oct 2016 #25748

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    “Nice bump for The Buzz in the latest ratings release…wonder why?”

    Two things come to mind:
    1. People who don’t want Christmas music have come over from K103 and Charlie.
    2. They removed Daria, Mitch & Ted from afternoons in October, which was a very talk-intensive show. Listeners have responded positively to having music in the afternoon (and thus, consistently all day).

    in reply to: Alice's Restaurant? #25187

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    KINK will indeed be airing the full version at noon and 6PM today, according to announcements on their Facebook page.

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