XLNC1 to close March 1
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    XLNC1 to close March 1

    It's a shocker!

    "Dear listeners, it is with a heavy heart that we inform you that as of March 1st, XLNC1 will no longer be broadcasting on the air (104.9FM). We will, however, maintain our streaming service online via our website at www.xlnc1.org, and you will still be able to listen to us through our App on iPhone and Android devices. We are truly grateful for all the years we have been able to reach our wonderful audience in San Diego and Baja California, and we sincerely thank you for all of your generous support through the years."

    Radio frequencies rarely show up in the Tijuana area. If they don't assign their concession, this could set off an interesting and lengthy application. It could be years, too. At least they will be online.
    Last edited by Raymie; 02-09-2018 at 11:42 PM.
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    Wonder if the fact that two other classical stations can be heard in the San Diego area (KPBS HD2 and KUSC) caused them to give up over-the-air. Plus, they were broadcasting in mono -- and had a sketchy signal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Signal Geek View Post
    Wonder if the fact that two other classical stations can be heard in the San Diego area (KPBS HD2 and KUSC) caused them to give up over-the-air. Plus, they were broadcasting in mono -- and had a sketchy signal.
    A classical station? In mono? Yikes!

    That said, I'm sure someone in Mexico will want that facility. There hasn't been a new FM radio station awarded to the area, migrant XHKT excluded, since XHLNC in 2000 (XEUT 1630 came on air two weeks later), or alternatively since XHBCE moved in later in the decade. It is assigned as a social station, which means it can be operated noncommercially but some paperwork would be needed if the state government or the UABC wanted to take it on. It cannot be operated as a commercial radio station.

    To turn in the concession and then have the entire frequency allotment sit for years, which would obviously happen, would be a waste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Signal Geek View Post
    Wonder if the fact that two other classical stations can be heard in the San Diego area (KPBS HD2 and KUSC) caused them to give up over-the-air. Plus, they were broadcasting in mono -- and had a sketchy signal.
    If memory serves, XLNC1 came to be because Victor Diaz liked classical music, and he had the means to do so.

    Wiki says that after his death, his will specified that they couldn't change XLNC1 and set aside funds to run it. So they've been operating on that plus donations.

    Anyone who has tried to run a classical station today will tell you that you need a lot of corporate support to do this. There aren't enough individuals giving $50/month to operate a station. My hunch is that the fund from the Diaz estate is starting to run out and there aren't other grants to take its place.

    It's had a long run. It started as a digital project when digital was in its infancy, it made it to the air after a couple of years online in the days of dial-up, and now it's returning to digital. Victor Diaz intended for this to be his legacy, and they've done well by him.
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    It's a big loss for the community, as many folks don't have HD Radio just yet to get KPBS 89.5 HD2 and KUSC 91.5 can be heard in north county but not on HD Radio. JG

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