91.1 Portland

Portland NonComm’s To Merge

Two non-commercial stations in Portland will soon become one. Liberal Talk/Indie Rock “XRay.FM” 91.1 KXRY Portland and Indie Rock “KZME” 89.9 KQAC-HD2/107.1 K296FT West Haven will merge their programming later this summer under the XRay.FM banner. KXRY, formerly Reed College’s KRRC, launched its programming earlier this year with a mix of Indie Rock shows and few Liberal Talk programs formerly heard on 620 KPOJ before it dropped that format for Sports. Its unprotected Class D signal operates with 7 watts at 85.6 meters covering the eastern parts of Portland from Rocky Butte. KZME debuted on a 91.1 rimshot that has since been deleted by the FCC in 2011 and has since been operating on the HD2 of KQAC and the 107.1 translator. It currently operates with 28 watts ...[Read More]

FCC Applications 11/19: EMF Expanding In San Francisco

Educational Media Foundation is making moves to increase its coverage in San Francisco. EMF has applied to relocate Christian AC “K-Love” 107.3 KLVS Livermore from 8.1kW at 491 meters to 880 watts at 894 meters while moving 7 miles closer to the San Francisco Bay. EMF also has Construction Permits for on-channel boosters operating with 320 watts in Oakland, 5kW in Hayward, and 1kW in Concord. EMF has also been granted a translator, 104.1 K281BU San Francisco operating with 10 watts at 457.6 meters from the tower site of 96.5 KOIT and 104.5 KFOG in downtown San Francisco. Also in San Francisco, Ed Stolz’ Golden State Broadcasting has applied to boost CHR “Rev 92.7” KREV Alameda from 3.6kW at 128 meters to 6kw at 100 meters from the tower of 1260 KSFB San Franci...[Read More]

FCC Applications 8/9

With Life On The Way Communications applying to relocate 91.1 K216FM Valley Village, CA southward within Los Angeles to a tower near Culver City, 91.9 K220HC Sun Valley is now applying to relocate to K216FM’s currently licensed site in the Hollywood Hills where it will operate with 10 watts. Clear Channel continues its slow move of 94.3 W232CB Frederick, MD towards Washington DC. After completing its previous move, the translator has applied to relocate to a tower off of I-370 between Gaithersburg and Rockville with 235 watts. Common Frequency, Inc. has applied to move silent 91.1 KXRY Portland to 101.5. The Class D had been bumped from 97.9 (then KRRC) to 91.1 by the move-in of 97.9 KXPC into the market. The move will see the station operate with 63 watts at 28.7 meters. Cox has exe...[Read More]

Portland Indie Rocker In Development

Common Frequency Inc.’s 97.9 KRRC Portland, which has been silent for much of the past year since the group acquired the station from Reed College, has found a new frequency to return to the air. The low powered Class D, which was to be displaced by the imminent move of Cumulus’ KNRQ from the Eugene market into Portland, has applied for a move to 91.1. On its new frequency the station will operate with 60 watts at -25.8 meters above average terrain. Reed College shut down operations of the station in November 2011, and after first planning to turn in the license of the station to the FCC later donated it to Common Frequency. When the station returns to the air, it will be a new locally focused Indie Rocker led by former Portland Mercury editor Phil Busse. Busse, the Executive D...[Read More]