Fri Jan 27, 2012, 10:36 PM
alp227 (27,519 posts)
At night I can hear KPOJ and KPNW in my part of California
KPOJ 620 is Portland's progressive talk station that's 25 KW daytime and 10 KW at night. For a few years before fall 2010 it was Thom Hartmann's flagship station, and Thom also co-hosted the KPOJ morning show with Carl Wolfson; that show preceded Thom's national show. Yet last night early during the 10PM hour I heard a few minutes of KPOJ's tape delay of Mike Malloy. Astounding how a 10 KW signal could travel 500 miles south to the SF Bay Area at night. I tuned into 620 AM again just now and heard a Portuguese language station from Hanford, Calif. (KIGS, which is only 1 KW and about 150 miles away) overtaking another faint signal (probably KPOJ).
However, KPNW 1120, a 50 KW right wing station from Eugene (where the U of Oregon is), interferes with a local Vietnamese-language station KZSJ 1120 at night. Although KZSJ's studio is in San Jose, its transmitter is in San Martin (25 miles south) and powers down to 150 W at night. That's why I heard Michael Savage's voice (he was talking about classical music not politics haha) with faint Vietnamese in the background when I tuned into 1120 just now. This KPNW station has the gall to brand itself "Newsradio" when it really just plays nothing but right wing noise (and the Portland Trail Blazers too!) all day long. I'm thinking about filing an interference complaint. Why the hell should a station out of Oregon interfere with a local community station?
5 replies, 1468 views
Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
At night I can hear KPOJ and KPNW in my part of California (Original post)
Response to alp227 (Original post)
Fri Jan 27, 2012, 10:41 PM
stevedeshazer (21,653 posts)
1. Conversely, I used to listen to KGO in SF from Portland every night.
Still could, but now there's no reason. It's a shame how they blew KGO up.
And we can barely hear KPNW from 100 miles away. Not that I'd want to.
Response to BiggJawn (Reply #2)
Sat Jan 28, 2012, 01:55 AM
alp227 (27,519 posts)
4. I remember in 2002 hearing a Blazers game on the AM dial...from an Oregon station!
Can't remember exactly, maybe it was also KPNW. As a sixth grader at the time I was astonished that AM signals could travel so distantly. In SJ I've also heard KOMO 1000 from Seattle, KNX 1070 from Los Angeles, KFMB 760 from San Diego, KKOH 780 from Reno, and KFI 640 from LA. At this hour I also heard snippets of Malloy from KPOJ, but that station faded in and out after a few minutes of visibility.