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!