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Gone Dark

Postby jon » Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:57 am

Not sure the origin of this list, but it is being "re-tweeted".

Interesting to see the list of U.S. stations that have gone off the air in the last two years:
AM KSEW SEWARD AK 4/21/2011
AM WEZZ BRANTLEY AL 11/8/2011
AM WCOC DORA AL 8/12/2011
AM WNRA EUFAULA AL 1/1/2012
AM WEVG EVERGREEN AL 3/14/2012
AM KYHN FT. SMITH AR 2/18/2012
AM KOAI VAN BUREN AR 3/23/2012
AM KCUZ CLIFTON AZ 6/11/2011
AM KYET GOLDEN VALLEY AZ 4/10/2012
AM KEJY EUREKA CA 12/1/2011
AM KWDJ RIDGECREST CA 11/25/2011
AM KAVP COLONA CO 3/12/2012
AM KRBR ESTES PARK CO 10/16/2011
AM KJME FOUNTAIN CO 1/6/2012
AM WINV BEVERLY HILLS FL 10/9/2011
AM WCRM FORT MYERS FL 1/12/2012
AM WQBQ LEESBURG FL 1/14/2012
AM WLZR MELBOURNE FL 2/4/2012
AM WDGR DAHLONEGA GA 1/18/2012
AM WSBX OCHLOCKNEE GA 2/25/2012
AM WGTA SUMMERVILLE GA 7/1/2011
AM WRFV VALDOSTA GA 7/1/2011
AM WKTF VIENNA GA 12/20/2011
AM KVOG AGANA GU 1/5/2012
AM KIPA HILO HI 10/9/2011
AM KORL HONOLULU HI 10/21/2011
AM KYWN MERIDIAN ID 5/2/2011
AM KPTO POCATELLO ID 10/31/2011
AM KRXK REXBURG ID 9/16/2011
AM WZRK NORTHBROOK IL 1/18/2012
AM WZQQ HAZARD KY 8/9/2011
AM WMTC VANCLEVE KY 6/30/2011
AM WIBR BATON ROUGE LA 8/12/2011
AM KDLA DE RIDDER LA 1/22/2012
AM WOMN FRANKLINTON LA 2/4/2012
AM WBYU NEW ORLEANS LA 9/26/2011
AM KBYO TALLULAH LA 1/6/2012
AM WQOM NATICK MA 9/15/2011
AM WTRI BRUNSWICK MD 7/15/2011
AM WMTE MANISTEE MI 11/20/2011
AM WPON WALLED LAKE MI 10/7/2011
AM WIZK BAY SPRINGS MS 2/1/2012
AM WZRX JACKSON MS 1/1/2012
AM WSJC MAGEE MS 1/17/2012
AM DWHNY MCCOMB MS 2/1/2012
AM WCSA RIPLEY MS 1/13/2012
AM WKOR STARKVILLE MS 1/9/2012
AM WBLA ELIZABETHTOWN NC 1/2/2012
AM WJPI PLYMOUTH NC 7/20/2011
AM KIMB KIMBALL NE 10/3/2011
AM KQNM MILAN NM 4/1/2012
AM KTSN ELKO NV 1/24/2012
AM KQLO SUN VALLEY NV 10/21/2011
AM WDCD ALBANY NY 4/1/2012
AM WCER CANTON OH 9/14/2011
AM WSTV STEUBENVILLE OH 12/4/2011
AM KJMU SAND SPRINGS OK 11/7/2011
AM KQIK LAKEVIEW OR 11/1/2011
AM KXET PORTLAND OR 8/14/2011
AM WZUM CARNEGIE PA 3/22/2012
AM WFGI CHARLEROI PA 4/9/2012
AM WVZN COLUMBIA PA 3/29/2012
AM WRDD EBENSBURG PA 8/31/2010
AM WPLY MOUNT POCONO PA 6/27/2011
AM WPAM POTTSVILLE PA 3/26/2012
AM WBSG LAJAS PR 7/24/2011
AM WBSC BENNETTSVILLE SC 11/30/2011
AM WPJF GREENVILLE SC 12/15/2011
AM WHGS HAMPTON SC 9/19/2011
AM WKSC KERSHAW SC 4/1/2012
AM WDKD KINGSTREE SC 4/5/2012
AM WEAF ST. STEPHEN SC 10/31/2011
AM WJPJ HUMBOLDT TN 12/1/2011
AM WCLC JAMESTOWN TN 11/4/2011
AM KIBL BEEVILLE TX 2/14/2011
AM KNGR DAINGERFIELD TX 2/18/2012
AM KCOX JASPER TX 2/23/2012
AM KSET LUMBERTON TX 1/16/2012
AM KTFS TEXARKANA TX 12/21/2011
AM KOBY CEDAR CITY UT 10/31/2011
AM KOGN OGDEN UT 11/4/2011
AM KENT PAROWAN UT 2/16/2012
AM KNFL TREMONTON UT 10/31/2011
AM WOWZ APPOMATTOX VA 11/8/2011
AM WXCF CLIFTON FORGE VA 1/18/2012
AM WRDN DURAND WI 11/21/2011
AM WLWB NEW HOLSTEIN WI 12/20/2011
AM WHJC MATEWAN WV 11/22/2011
AM WRRL RAINELLE WV 10/23/2011
AM KJNT JACKSON WY 11/20/2011
AM KRAL RAWLINS WY 6/21/2011
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Re: Gone Dark

Postby Dan Sys » Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:22 pm

AM KCUZ CLIFTON AZ 6/11/2011

WHAT? The original radio home of the semi-legendary Eddie Ryan is gone. The world will never be the same.

AM KAVP COLONA CO 3/12/2012

I just wrote to these guys about a month ago and received a sticker from them. Could be the station is indeed dark and they just had some old stickers laying around.

AM KXET PORTLAND OR 8/14/2011

Pretty sure this station is back on the air. They were off for quite awhile in late 2011/early 2012 after metal thieves ransacked the transmitter site, but the FCC site currently lists them as being "active".
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Re: Gone Dark

Postby radiofan » Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:29 am

Dan Sys wrote:
AM KXET PORTLAND OR 8/14/2011

Pretty sure this station is back on the air. They were off for quite awhile in late 2011/early 2012 after metal thieves ransacked the transmitter site, but the FCC site currently lists them as being "active".


I'm sure I read on the Portland board that they were not back on, but were still feeding programming to their low power FM translator.
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Re: Gone Dark

Postby Eldon-Mr.CFAY » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:23 pm

Hi Everyone,,
Just a quick note on this topic. The Portland AM station 1150 KXET went dark last fall because their equipment was stolen. Yes RadioFan they are still using that FM repeater or translator to broadcast over-the-air. It is owned by Bustos Media which owns quite a few stations in the Portland area. Format is Spanish. KQIK 1230 Lakeview, Oregon was sold about a year ago and the new owner was waiting for the land and lease agreement so it went dark in Nov. 2011 temporarily while he waits for it. Both station were off-air as of Feb. 2012.

KQIK 1230 Lakeview, Oregon has been on the air for many, many years and has been sold quite a few times! The format is small-town country and local info.. Quite a few AM stations in the USA go dark temporarily because of ownership changes, new transmitter/antenna site locations to find and various other reasons. Some do go dark permanently but others come back on 6 months or less or more!!!! This seems quite typical of AM and possibly even FM stations in the U.S.A.. I have seen this over the last 30 years!!!!

Anyway take care everyone, its a nice breezy cool partly clear day in Cobourg, Ontario area!!!! Love it, I don't like hot weather! Hope its nice where you are.

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Re: Gone Dark

Postby Dan Sys » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:11 pm

Well Radio Insight conveniently answered the KXET 1150 question for us today. It is indeed still dark:
http://radioinsight.com/blog/headlines/ ... ish-shift/
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