Kent.Randles

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  • in reply to: Radio Disney back on Portland radio. #28057
    Kent.Randles
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    It’s done through Ibiquity themselves. The 64 kbps AAC+ audio feed is over the Internet. They send the log directly to a WideOrbit workstation. The HD Radio promos are only filling space. Someday, Disney-approved spots will appear.

    My guess is that Ibiquity was searching for a well-known format to feature on HD2.

    in reply to: Radio Disney back on Portland radio. #28016
    Kent.Randles
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    Craig: Switched on Tuesday night, the 14th.

    Plus, the Delta Blues moved to 92.3 KGON HD2.

    in reply to: KWLZ West Linn To 3 HORIZONS, LLC, #18462
    Kent.Randles
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    KWLZ does not have a backup antenna at Stonehenge. The other morning work was being done on the transmission line to the main combined antenna and everyone on it had to be off of it.

    The outside work can’t really be done at night so they will be SOL during the day at some point.

    in reply to: La Zeta 1390 Salem, OR #17772
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    in reply to: FCC's Fails To Collect Headline-Making Fines #15642
    Kent.Randles
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    The question is: what can the FCC do to force payment of the fines? Pull or not renew licenses? Stop approvals? Apparently not.

    in reply to: 910 ESPN Portland Now on 99.5 HD3 #15349
    Kent.Randles
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    97.9 KLVP has HD1 on. They are prepared to have HD2 and HD3.

    They are completely out of the Skyline Tower site.

    in reply to: Changes at 750 The Game #15152
    Kent.Randles
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    And 1080 the Fan still has Colin Cowherd, even though he left ESPN and went to Fox Sports.

    in reply to: 910 ESPN Portland Now on 99.5 HD3 #15151
    Kent.Randles
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    Back in 2006 KWJJ used a separate HD transmitter which used the backup antenna, as KGON and KYCH do. Several years later KWJJ’s combined pair of 70s-vintage FM transmitters was replaced with a new Harris tube transmitter capable of passing FM+HD.

    KWJJ got grandfathered in as did “mid-level-combined” KBOO. Apparently KLVP will be paying more rent to be able to do low-level-combined HD into the Jampro spiral.

    Years ago KPDQ dropped to 50 kW ERP when they changed frequency and KBFF’s 100 kW ERP left the Jampro spiral and went to the Jampro side-mounted 12-bay. These things gave the system a lot more headroom.

    I had some initial trouble getting the Extended Hybrid Mode to work on KWJJ. Had to change some settings in the exciter and reboot it and the Exporter. Network congestion between the Exporter and Exciter is a problem.

    I haven’t heard only KWJJ-HD3 drop out yet.

    KWJJ’s and KLVP’s HDs are low-level combined, in the exciter. The transmitters amplify the HD with the FM, and the signal goes to the combiner. KKCW and KFBW use separate HD transmitters which are “backfed” into the combiner, extracted from the wideband input port, then fed to separate power splitters whose outputs are connected to a hybrid on the back of each antenna bay.

    in reply to: KLTH-HD2 is now "My 60s"! #9768
    Kent.Randles
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    I was surprised by the lack of depth of “My 60s” compared to “All Oldies” or whatever the previous format was called.

    I heard “Fakin’ It” by Simon & Garfunkel twice in 48 hours.

    in reply to: 99.1 KPQR/KSFL-LP on Air for Testing #7066
    Kent.Randles
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    Thanks for all of the reports! Even at 78% power the coverage during the test was amazing.

    KSFL-LP and KPQR-LP are separate stations sharing the same transmitter and antenna. Once their permanent transmitter is installed KSFL-LP will be on 99.1 between 3 AM and 3 PM and KPQR-LP between 3 PM and 3 AM 7 days a week.

    You can listen to their streams:
    http://prp.fm/
    http://www.wildplanetradio.com/

    One of the pictures on Flickr shows Mike Johnson, Engineer for KBPS (in the yellow hard hat), and Jim Sute, Engineer for KPQR-LP.

    I can answer any other questions at engineering@prp.fm

    in reply to: Towers & Such 2014 #2690
    Kent.Randles
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    They hope to have the Stonehenge master antenna back on the air this weekend.

    KGON, KYCH, and KWJJ are all using their backup antennas (which means no HD for KGON and KYCH), as well as KBOO, KRYP, KPDQ-FM, KBFF, and KFIS.

    in reply to: AM Radio #2171
    Kent.Randles
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    That KTNQ aircheck got edited.

    A friend of mine helped build and proof the night-time array.

    Coincidently Entercom DofE Gary Hilliard built and proofed the 6-tower night array for the 1020 in Roswell, NM that got modified so that KTNQ could go full time.

    What got edited out was what happened when the cart with the sound effects wasn’t cued up!

    On the original aircheck you hear silence, and then way in the background “Oh f***!” Then when the cart cues up they restarted it.

    in reply to: Towers & Such 2014 #2685
    Kent.Randles
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    The Stonehenge master antenna is not being replaced, it’s being rebuilt, and the burned-up parts are at the top of the tower, not in the building where the transmitters and combining system are.

    in reply to: Towers & Such 2014 #2632
    Kent.Randles
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    Chris, I think you mean the old channel 49 tower.

    There are LPTV signals using the old channel 48/49 antenna on that tower, like KWVT-LP on RF 49.

    in reply to: Towers & Such 2014 #2579
    Kent.Randles
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    Who is Colin Innes and why is he filing against almost every religious broadcaster in Oregon?

    For instance:

    KLVP Aloha OR FM BRH-20131017CDJ 250 C1

    N 45° 31′ 21.0″ W 122° 44′ 45.0″

    License 313 133 0.0 5.0

    Filed App for Renewal for FM Station;

    Licensee: Educational Media Foundation;

    Application Petition To Deny Renewal Of License.

    Petition To Deny Filed 01/02/2014 By Colin Innes;

    Applicant: Educational Media Foundation

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