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    I saw something that mentioned there was once a station located in Buckley on 740 AM. Any history on this? Format, technical info, time frame and more. Thank you.

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    It's a dormant construction permit from Pamplin Broadcasting. It's been sitting around for 20 years and I don't know if it's still active, but it keeps getting listed. Being Pamplin, I would guess the proposed format for the station, if launched, to be religious or conservative talk.....

    The station never went on the air. No towers were ever constructed, no studios ever set up. No call letters were ever even assigned. 740 kHz in Buckley is a station that technically exists only as data on paper and online.
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    The output power was to be 10,000 watts days. Not sure of nighttime, but I would imagine a nice deep null towards San Fransisco and points east/southeast

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    Another AM signal that would cost more to keep on the air than it would yield the owners.

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    Like I said, I don't know the present status of 740. But CPs aren't forever and in the last few decades, the FCC has not been known for their patience for slackers. It would be incredibly interesting if the CP was still valid because many other station CPs never got such a break for far less of a time stretch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bongwater View Post
    Like I said, I don't know the present status of 740. But CPs aren't forever and in the last few decades, the FCC has not been known for their patience for slackers. It would be incredibly interesting if the CP was still valid because many other station CPs never got such a break for far less of a time stretch.
    On the plus side, that 740 frequency would probably sound a lot better than many of the other AM signals in the Seattle area. The upper end of the AM dial is extremely crowded. 10kw on a frequency that is somewhat free of local adjacent channels MAY sound better for those who want to listen. Fun fact: the COL for that 740 station is listed as Redmond, WA on Northwest Broadcasters.

    It's kinda cool that a new AM would be proposed. I still would put my money into something else though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by fordranger797 View Post
    On the plus side, that 740 frequency would probably sound a lot better than many of the other AM signals in the Seattle area. The upper end of the AM dial is extremely crowded. 10kw on a frequency that is somewhat free of local adjacent channels MAY sound better for those who want to listen. Fun fact: the COL for that 740 station is listed as Redmond, WA on Northwest Broadcasters.

    It's kinda cool that a new AM would be proposed. I still would put my money into something else though...
    I looked at the Pamplin C.P.s a long time ago for someone interested in purchasing some of them. I looked at the Fall City one too. Among other challenges, the ground conductivity of the proposed transmitter site location was worse than poor. Bad ground conductivity combined with a concern for a marketable signal with the proposed directional pattern directed mainly into the Cascade Mountain Range, I recommended to not pursue it. Another consideration was the residential population density in the area. One must be prepared for the NIMBY-factor opposition, including all the legal costs and construction delays involved, when building a new AM anywhere near a residential area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelly A View Post
    I looked at the Pamplin C.P.s a long time ago for someone interested in purchasing some of them. I looked at the Fall City one too. Among other challenges, the ground conductivity of the proposed transmitter site location was worse than poor. Bad ground conductivity combined with a concern for a marketable signal with the proposed directional pattern directed mainly into the Cascade Mountain Range, I recommended to not pursue it. Another consideration was the residential population density in the area. One must be prepared for the NIMBY-factor opposition, including all the legal costs and construction delays involved, when building a new AM anywhere near a residential area.
    Very true indeed. If they cannot direct the majority of the signal into the metropolitan area, it seems like a big waste. Speaking of residents, does anyone happen to know if the residents around the KRKO and KKXA site ever stopped complaining?

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    I remember there being a proposed allotment in Buckley @730kHz back in the eighties. Does anyone else remember that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightingnut View Post
    I remember there being a proposed allotment in Buckley @730kHz back in the eighties. Does anyone else remember that?
    Would never have worked with 730s in Vancouver, BC and Ephrata and it was too close to 710 .

    So.....740....

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