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May. 20th, 2006 @ 12:21 am

Currently in a test broadcast phase for the weekend... it'll be powered down at some point to check things out, then brought back on the air for good. Woooooot.

If you're in the South Florida area... check us out. Bwahahaha.

Note: If you find some nutty Hatian pirate station instead... let me know how strongly the signal is being recieved, and where you're hearing it. We're trying to track this bugger down, as it will most horribly interfere with the next stage in our translator project! I got an initial location of perhaps Opa-Locka....?

So here's the story... Apr. 16th, 2006 @ 05:31 am
Those of you living near FIU's University Park campus should soon find a familiar friend coming in loud and clear on the radio dial, in a not so familiar place.

Our new translator, with the call letters W237CP, will be up and running before long.

Tower installation is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, the 18th. You should see a new little set of antennas up on top of GL (the library - tallest building on campus). Once that and an additional electrical circuit to power the translator equipment and its climate controlled cabinet are in place, you should be hearing WRGP simulcast on 95.3 Mhz. The power output will be 100 watts ERP (Effective Radiated Power), and should get through nicely to Kendall, Sweetwater, Medley, Carol City... and all sorts of other fun places.

Also, another strange technical note: Some of you may have noticed we seem to be broadcasting in mono. Well, don't adjust your sets... we are. The reason for this is that it takes a much stronger signal at your reciever to reproduce a stereo signal than it does for a mono one. Therefore, we're squeezing a bit more range out of our 400 watt power limit down in Homestead by broadcasting in mono, with no stereo subcarrier. For all practical purposes, you shouldn't notice any difference other than that your radio's Stereo light doesn't come on. Science rules!

Mar. 23rd, 2006 @ 03:36 pm
This makes me a confused little engineer. Yes.

Best part:

FCC commissioner Jonathan Adelstein recently said the payola scandal was "the widest and most flagrant abuse of our rules in the history of American broadcasting" and that he planned "to put the fear of God" into broadcasters about obeying the FCC's payola rules.

Aha... so... the FCC is God now. Nice to know this. However, if they claim to be the Flying Spaghetti Monster, I'm going to have to ask them to get off their high horse.

'payola' is a silly word, really. Feb. 10th, 2006 @ 06:09 pm
ABCNews: 100s of Radio Stations in Payola Probe

It's about damn well time, don't you think?
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
Now Playing...: Boards Of Canada - In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country

Jan. 26th, 2006 @ 04:55 am
...And now, you too can be part of a cool as heck virtual clique!

Just add W237CP to your interests list.

This way... those of you who do will be able to say you got to know W237CP... back when it was all cool and obscure!
Current Mood: sillyW237CP? Am I mad?
Now Playing...: Shonen Knife - Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
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