1110 KRPA Oak Harbor off air


After operating intermittently since early summer, Oak Harbor’s 1110 KRPA has been off air since Saturday.  The station had been running a simulcast with 1340 KWLE Anacortes airing a Punjabi/South Asian variety format.  Although KRPA had an application before the FCC to increase daytime power to 9 kW & add a 2.5 kW night time signal, the request has been put on ‘hold’. Owner New Age Media has run into zoning problems seeking out a new location to add multiple towers to accomplish this.  In addition, the cost of San Juan Islands real estate coupled with the cost of a new facility requiring all new multiple towers makes this application unlikely as a build-out.

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Mike Cherry

Author: Mike Cherry

retired broadcaster: on-air, MD, PD, asst PD, Prod Mgr, IT, station technician/engineer, pioneer Internet webcaster, station installation/maintenance; 12 years in commercial radio, 17 years volunteer in campus/community radio in B.C., Alberta & Wash. Amateur radio operator & "DXer" specializing in AM night-time DX, short-wave DX/listening & remote SDR DXing/listening

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