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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by Bongwater View Post
    Would never have worked with 730s in Vancouver, BC and Ephrata and it was too close to 710 .

    So.....740....
    Yeah, you got a point. It didn't make sense to me either.

  2. #12
    The link below says that Pamplin has told the FCC that they are scrapping the idea of 740 in Redmond.

    http://www.insideradio.com/free/pamp...104a43957.html

  3. #13
    RE: Buckley: being that KENU didn't fare the AM dive very well (they are now KGRG-1, which is owned by GRCC and plays old school grunge), I doubt anyone is going to put a new station of any type up on the Enumclaw plateau, unless it's a low power FM. Just not enough population, and it's too close to Seattle and Tacoma stations (in that market).

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    KGRG is 500 watts daytime, 26 watts at night. Adequate as a training tool for students. Not commercially viable. If anyone wants to build a very expensive hobby station, I've got an old AM application for 1140 in Aberdeen, Washington I can offer you...
    KSWW (AC) "Sunny" 102.1-101.1 -- KJET (Hot AC) "The Jet" 105.7-93.1 -- KANY (Hot Country) "Bigfoot" 107.3 -- KBKW (NewsTalk) "The Talk of Grays Harbor" 1450-100.5 -- KSWW HD-2 (Classic Rock) "The Quake" 103.9 -- KSWW HD-3 "Timber Country" 94.7<br />Keeping radio locally-owned on the Washington Coast.<br />Still using a microphone - 6:10-7:00 am - www.kbkw.com

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by bossbill View Post
    KGRG is 500 watts daytime, 26 watts at night. Adequate as a training tool for students. Not commercially viable. If anyone wants to build a very expensive hobby station, I've got an old AM application for 1140 in Aberdeen, Washington I can offer you...
    They were a community based station before GRCC got them, and played country for a while. I used to listen to them now and then. Unique feel to the programming, and they had real DJs, which added to the charm.

    The problem -- even back then (in the 80's) before AM took its big dive, was the population of maybe 5,000 in the area (about 10-15K now) wasn't enough to support a station, especially when the area is within the greater Seattle metro.

  6. #16
    I remember KENU as part of the Country Gold Network. It included KJUN - 1450 Puyallup, KTOL - 1280 Lacey, KBLV - 1540 Bellevue, and KWYZ - 1230 Everett. I worked there for some time back in the early 90's. Fun station, classic country format. They had such a system for playing spots per station. They had a three-stack machine for "network" spots, and then pairs of cart decks per station. Tell you what, timing stop-sets was ridiculous! Scratchy CDs and a 8-deck reel to reel automation system for overnights made this place a real treat to learn radio on! The folks that worked there were particularly "unique" as well. Anyone here work with these folks or at this "station" back in the day?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimmyWA View Post
    I remember KENU as part of the Country Gold Network. It included KJUN - 1450 Puyallup, KTOL - 1280 Lacey, KBLV - 1540 Bellevue, and KWYZ - 1230 Everett. I worked there for some time back in the early 90's. Fun station, classic country format. They had such a system for playing spots per station. They had a three-stack machine for "network" spots, and then pairs of cart decks per station. Tell you what, timing stop-sets was ridiculous! Scratchy CDs and a 8-deck reel to reel automation system for overnights made this place a real treat to learn radio on! The folks that worked there were particularly "unique" as well. Anyone here work with these folks or at this "station" back in the day?
    I remember when they signed on KJUN-FM in the summer of '95...talk about terrible audio. The terrible audio wasn't noticeable on the AM's, but definitely on the new FM. Sounded extremely low budget. Heck, two cans and some string would've sounded better. The stations audio only improved when it was sold to Bob Case and partners and went active rock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimmyWA View Post
    I remember KENU as part of the Country Gold Network. It included KJUN - 1450 Puyallup, KTOL - 1280 Lacey, KBLV - 1540 Bellevue, and KWYZ - 1230 Everett. I worked there for some time back in the early 90's. Fun station, classic country format. They had such a system for playing spots per station. They had a three-stack machine for "network" spots, and then pairs of cart decks per station. Tell you what, timing stop-sets was ridiculous! Scratchy CDs and a 8-deck reel to reel automation system for overnights made this place a real treat to learn radio on! The folks that worked there were particularly "unique" as well. Anyone here work with these folks or at this "station" back in the day?
    KWYZ 1230 was hopelessly overmodulated from 1994-97 before being sold to Jean Suh. And KJUN-FM didn't sound much better. This was right about the end of the country thing.
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    Yes. The residents stopped complaining almost immediately after we turned on the second transmitter and resolved the complaints. We solved all of them. It can be done. It wasn’t that bad.

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