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Now they are saying this weekend.
It sounds like the “big switch” is happening on Friday. I’m guessing that 94.3 KZPT (Government Camp) will be on the air very soon.
Yes, I’m expecting GCC to be owning both 92.9 and 94.1, in the not too distant future.
When 94.1 powers down to a C2, most listeners around Bend, Redmond, Sisters, etc., won’t notice the difference. Of course, places like Summer Lake, Mt. Hood, McKenzie Bridge, and other fringe reception areas, will have a noticably weaker signal.
“92/7 FM” has been promoting the upgrade to 92.9, on the air, and on their website/Facebook. They say it’s happening in one week, but haven’t given an exact date and time.
94.1 KXIX “Power 94” will not be moving after all. It will be less “Power”…but still on 94.1 (which will be licensed to Sunriver.) The Bend Radio Group made a wise decision, keeping KXIX on it’s heritage, interference-free frequency. As a C2 on 94.1, the KXIX signal will still reach into Washington and Eastern Oregon. Meanwhile, “92/7 FM” KRXF will get a nice coverage boost by switching to 92.9, as a C0. With this move, KRXF will no longer bump into The Dalles’ 92.7 KMSW, Burns’ 92.7 KQHC, or Newport’s 92.7 KNCU.
We have discussed the 92.9/94.1 issue in other threads. 94.3 KZPT’s move to Government Camp is forcing KXIX (Bend) to move from 94.1 to the less ideal 92.9. This forces 92.7 KRXF (Sunriver) to move to 94.1.
Bicoastal will need to find a new frequency for their KRWQ translators at 99.3.
Speaking of Bicoastal’s Bay Area cluster, I have always wondered why 97.3 KSHR’s signal is so poor. Are they broadcasting into the side of a mountain? They have the smallest coverage area of any C1 signal in Oregon. I wish they would move 97.3 KSHR to the 94.9 KTEE & 107.3 KOOS tower, which provides a signal that travels up and down most of the Oregon Coast, and over the mountains.
Thank you Randy, for posting that nice piece of radio history!
Eugene had a nice little DX window (5/4) between 9 and 10 PM. FM stations from Albuquerque, Farmington, and Gallup were booming in with great clarity.
Star 102.3 uses the John Tesh satellite feed which features Soft AC music programmed by the syndicator. If Cumulus was smart, they would use the voice-tracked option, and program their own Hot AC music into the show.
Yes, the station needs serious help! It should be a pure Hot AC format, which would mean doing away with the John Tesh radio show, which plays Soft AC music. “Star 102.3” recently added Elvis Duran in the morning, which is syndicated for Hot AC and CHR stations. Elvis Duran originates from New York’s Z100.August 15, 2009 at 8:37 am in reply to: Oregon & SW Washington Original Call Letter Meanings List #207
94.1 KXIQ “Q94” morphed into KXIX “Mix 94” (Hot AC) in 1994, and then became “X94” (Modern Rock) in 1996.
104.3 KKMX started as Hot AC “The Hit Mix, 104.3 KKMX” in 1993.
(104.3 was KTRQ, until it went dark in 1991.)August 15, 2009 at 8:27 am in reply to: Oregon & SW Washington Original Call Letter Meanings List #206
KIQY was chosen for it’s resemblence to “K104″…which was how the station (103.7) was identified.