Is this for real ???
KXRY FM ?????(258 posts)
Posted on January 10, 2014 - 05:51 PM #
it would appear so.... http://www.blueoregon.com/2013/10/kxry-progressive-radio-back/Posted on January 10, 2014 - 05:55 PM #
Yes, it is for real. They've already raised a lot of money. If they can hit $80,000 by next week they can build out a new studio:Posted on January 10, 2014 - 05:59 PM #
"Is this for real??"
Well it is *not* a pirate, if that is what you are asking... FCC info:
It is licensed but silent... When it does get in the air it will only be 8 Watts from SE Portland. Pretty limited coverage as FM stations go:
http://goo.gl/maps/o0j0DPosted on January 10, 2014 - 06:02 PM #
Their latest STA expired in December. They filed for an extension request to February 25th which was Accepted For Filing, but has yet to be granted. These guys have been dragging their feet getting on the air and it appears they are at risk of having their license cancelled if they don't make good on what they told the FCC.
If they build new studios, that's great, but the FCC doesn't give unlimited extensions of STA's. The license of a broadcasting station that fails to transmit broadcast signals for any consecutive 12-month period expires as a matter of law at the end of that period, notwithstanding any STA or provision, term, or condition of the license to the contrary. Their license was issued in March after which they filed their first STA request, so they better quit pounding their chest about all the great things they are going to do and get on the air soon or they are toast.Posted on January 10, 2014 - 07:06 PM #
8 watts from a roof in Southeast is easy to build. Why not just put it together, and turn it on with a promo loop?
I find it hilarious that some sources are billing KXRY as a replacement for the old KPOJ. Yeah, right. Do any of those supporters on Kickstarter know that the station is only 8 watts, and will be nearly impossible to hear anywhere in town? They are better off just building an internet-only station and stopping the nonsense with the FM signal.Posted on January 10, 2014 - 07:46 PM #
8 MILLION micro-WATTS! :wink:Posted on January 10, 2014 - 08:05 PM #
"8 watts from a roof in Southeast is easy to build. Why not just put it together, and turn it on with a promo loop?"
They must have done something like that before, in order to file the 302-FM form for their license, If they still have the equipment, it seems like that would be reasonable.Posted on January 10, 2014 - 08:07 PM #
It might help them on the air to bill themselves as..... "THE BIG 91 !!!"
"THE MIGHTY 91 !!!!"Posted on January 10, 2014 - 08:16 PM #
How about "It doesn't have to be an emergency. Now, it's OK to call 9-1-1!"? :)Posted on January 10, 2014 - 09:15 PM #