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KNRQ Portland Move Delayed

97.9 KNRQ NRQ Eugene Aloha Portland 103.7 KXPC Move Move-InCumulus’ move of 97.9 KNRQ-FM Eugene, OR into the Portland market has been delayed.

The station has held a CP to change city of license to the Portland suburb of Aloha where it was to operate as a Class C1 with 10kW at 470 meters. That construction permit was set to expire on January 16, 2013. In its new application Cumulus states it was unable to build at that tower site in the remaining time allotted and has located a new location where it can build within a few months of being authorized.

The new application seeks to operate the station with 52kW at 387 meters. The station would transmit from the “Stonehenge” antenna site utilized by eight other Portland area FM’s and is the planned location of KWLZ-FM when it moves into the market on 96.3.

Cumulus recently acquired 103.7 KXPC-FM to replace KNRQ in the Eugene market.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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