Then I guess a tower move required it to be a daytimer.
In 2008, when they started partially simulcasting on the FM signals, it was still a daytimer. Eventually they got a 24 Hour signal on 820 by using 2 different transmitter sites, and in 2014 most of the simulcasts on FM began being phased out. 92.7 still simulcasts Sundays at 5AM for Public Affairs.
92.5 continued full time, but it was kind of stuck in a few situations. First, 820ís night coverage was non existent out west, and I believe DeKalb is Fredís hometown. Since it was his hometown station, I think he wanted to hang onto it. Not sure. But the cost to run these FM stations to simulcast probably was more than it would be to sell them. It seems to me instead of losing money by running that simulcast, they could put that money they were spending on electric, operations, etc for 92.5 into improving 820 as a radio station and keep it going. Just a guess.
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