I’ve been a listener of a little station that broadcasts from Green River Community college for years, KGRG. In terms of music, they’ve been on the bleeding edge giving exposure to independents that you just don’t hear anywhere else. They transmit with just 250 watts on 89.9 Mhz so their signal was receivable with a good antenna and receiver up in North Seattle but just marginally.
KASB is a 8-watt station from Bellevue High School that I’ve yet to hear anything unique or interesting on. KASB was formerly on 89.3 Mhz but was just recently moved to 89.9 Mhz. KASB’s 8 watt signal from Bellevue renders KGRG’s 250 watt signal from Auburn unlistenable here. At the same time KASB’s 8 watt signal which was formerly listenable here when they were on 89.3Mhz, if you had a good receiver, is also no longer listenable.
Now 89.3FM appears to be clear; at least I can’t receive anything at all there with a fairly decent receiver. I’m wondering what the hell the FCC was thinking when they allowed this change?
At any rate; if you listened to either of these stations and now find them unlistenable, please call the FCC 1-888-225-5322, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, file a complaint on the FCC website: http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm or write to:
Federal Communications Commission
201 Varick Street, Suite 1151
New York, NY 10014-4870