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    Quote Originally Posted by Radio Radio Listener View Post
    But only the cities of Baytown and La Porte (of the Houston MSA) are under the 70 dBu of KQBU. Galveston proper is not even under the 70dBu, let alone the cities of League City and Texas City.
    The criteria for indoor listening is 65 dbu and for in-car it is 60 dbu. While 54 dbu used to be the de facto metric for in-car, the profusion of new translators and adjacent channel LPFMs and such has made that questionable in reality.
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    Frequency swaps are never good. Case in point. September 3 was the final day for our programmer who left for another station. I get 2 or 3 calls a day asking why they can't hear them on the station I manage whereas I was getting likely about 100 the fist few weeks. It is now 3 full months later.

    I've been running a loop asking for clients and generating up to 100 calls a day. We're a daytime AM station in Houston. Amazing the number of people who just happen to cross paths with the station. If nobody listens to AM, try answering my phone. Amazing fact: the best way to get calls to come in when you're the only one in the office: go to the can! It rings every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidEduardo View Post


    The criteria for indoor listening is 65 dbu and for in-car it is 60 dbu. While 54 dbu used to be the de facto metric for in-car, the profusion of new translators and adjacent channel LPFMs and such has made that questionable in reality.
    Any chance that Univision Houston will at least fix the audio issues that have plagued KQBU? The audio difference between 104.9 and 93.3 is huge. 93.3 sounds quite awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BamaTX View Post
    Any chance that Univision Houston will at least fix the audio issues that have plagued KQBU? The audio difference between 104.9 and 93.3 is huge. 93.3 sounds quite awful.
    Noticed today that KQBU is back in stereo, and the overall audio quality has improved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mediafrog+ View Post
    Noticed today that KQBU is back in stereo, and the overall audio quality has improved.
    Sounds way better now. There is still a slight audio quality difference between KAMA and KQBU, but overall this is a huge improvement. It no longer sounds like an AM station.

    The station also seems to have better reception inside the Loop now as well. It's a lot better than KKHT or the Liberman duo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-turner View Post
    Changing the COL is not easy. You have to make a case before the FCC and typically it is not granted unless you are, say, not serving a community with it's first radio service. Anyway, doing this requires lots of work, time and money. When your coverage area allows you to serve Houston from that location, why would you want to spend your time and money doing something you are not required to do and something that does not give your station any advantage whatsoever. Especially so when the FCC would never grant a COL change from Beaumont to Houston in the first place.

    Should a station assigned to Pasadena be considered less transparent for serving Houston, or that Conroe FM that does the same? Your coverage is what it is regardless of the COL.
    Changing COL is done all the time..97.5 went from Beaumont to Mont Belvieu..93.3 could change its COL since 98.5 is still licensed to Port Arthur... Though neither do programming directed to the COL..Liberman is illegal in that it does not have a local or toll free number available to the COL..Univision does and has a local studio in Beaumont!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ContinuousWave View Post
    Changing COL is done all the time..
    Yes it is. But in this instance, it cannot be changed to "Houston". It's impossible.

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