Monday, June 26, 2006


News10 24-Hour Doppler on Comcast

Gannett-owned KXTV-10 in Sacramento has launched "News10.2" on Comcast Digital Cable Channel 191. The 24-hour service is a non-commercial, uniterrupted stream of the News10 Doppler Radar image.

KXTV joins KCRA (Weather Plus) and KVIE (KVIE2) in offering secondary programming streams to Comcast cable subscribers and over-the-air viewers with digital/HD receivers.


HD Comes To Sacramento

Two of Clear Channel's Sacramento stations have launched High Definition radio channels. KFBK (1530) and KGBY (92.5) put HD-2 on the air in the last two weeks. They are the first area stations to begin broadcasting with the new digital radio technology.


CBS Radio To Jump In The "Stream"

After years of executive level rejection of internet streaming, Sacramento's six CBS-owned radio stations will finally join the cyber-universe with streamed versions of their on-air programming by the end of the summer.

Sports-formatted KHTK (1140); Country KNCI (105.1); Alternative Pop KZZO (100.5), Adult Hits KQJK (Jack 93.7); Urban KSFM (102.5) and AC KYMX (Mix 96.1) will go live within 60 days, as soon as equipment can be installed at three sites around Sacramento. Of the six, only KNCI is offering any sort of streaming audio, a country music channel that is not a simulcast of the top-rated on-air product.


KMPH-AM Testing

KMPH(AM), the new Modesto-based Pappas station designed to replace the now-in-transition-KTRB (on its way to San Francisco), is on the air and testing as of Monday afternoon.

KMPH, formerly licenced as KPMP, broadcasts with 5kw days and 1kw nights at 840 AM. The station's programming is still to be announced; it is operating from the former KTRB studios and transmitter sites in Modesto.

KTRB left the air in Modesto on June 19, 73 years to the day after it first signed on in Modesto.



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