I tried to be polite last time I posted about this property because his engineer was just parroting the same lies Matt told him and I didnít feel like arguing. As Iíve stated before, the reason I even care about this property is because itís another example of someone who has zero interest in running a radio station to serve the public, but instead purchased it with the hope to flip it and make some money. It is America and you can certainly do that, but the years of lies, pretend formats, etc. are both hysterical and disheartening. The state made the ďflipĒ possible through eminent domain, otherwise they wouldíve taken a brutal financial beating. Look at their website, theyíve been running music for weeks and they still have it listed as Sportsbook radio and list the Dan Patrick show on the air every day. If they cared at all they would at least take the two minutes necessary and update what is actually on the station. I feel bad for the young guy who did the one hour talk show in the afternoon. You can tell he really puts a lot of effort into it and works hard, and I wonder if they even told him the show is not on the air anymore. He still has it listed on his social media as being on WCKG every day at 2pm. Hope he is able to find another broadcast outlet, he is better than most things on sports stations in town. Always had good guests.
As has been the case, the station is actively for sale with no buyers in sight. But now because they got the giant payoff for the property they are still going to try to find someone to buy the translator and the AM license. The translator can take a feed from another property and is not married to the AM so if anyone buys the translator they would likely just pull the plug on the AM if they canít sell it. But building out the translator to have any kind of signal is extremely expensive.
For the original poster, the reason he told you they have no plans to change the ďformatĒ is because it costs zero dollars to run it out of his house. And broadcasting from one tower at 190 watts is because they have nowhere to build another tower. And by that I mean they donít want to buy or lease other property. They only want to keep the station on the air so they donít lose the license. The station already was destroyed in critical hours by WCKY and at 190 watts it is an even bigger joke. They want to get out of the station with whatever they can. They donít want to sink the money they got into building the translator, so they continue to pray for another arrival from Santa Claus. I wish them the best!
Jeremy, I believe the translator is still on the air from the AM site. But I see nothing filed with the FCC stating where the antenna is mounted, what height, etc., or if they just dropped the power and are running it in an emergency situation tfn. There was no antenna visibly mounted on top of the existing tower. Drove past it on the tollway the other day and could pick up the translator signal for about 45 seconds.
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