Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Sacto: Pirate On The Airwaves?
A sampling of music from the station, which is transmitting a stereo signal, included blues, rock and folk music. Also included was a tape of Paul Harvey's "Letter From God," first broadcast on ABC Radio in 1996 (The Informer heard this -- and it is an off-air recording of an eight-year younger Harvey). There was no DJ chatter on the quieter-than-average signal, which came in well in Rocklin, Citrus Heights, Carmichael and Orangevale areas.
A check of the FCC database shows no LPFM licenses on channel 225 (92.9). There are translators licensed in the area, however:
- A new, as yet unbuilt translator for one of Educational Media Foundation's Christian formats; at Elverta
- A new, as yet unbuilt translator for KYCC Christian Companion radio from Stockton; at Davis
- K225AU, a K-Love translator; at Nevada City
- The move-over of K279AE from 103.7FM, translator for KPFA Berkley; at Auburn.
The FCC Field Office in San Francisco could not be reached late Tuesday.