KNSN Applies for Sale to Crawford

KNSN 1240kHz, with its self-supporting tower just southeast of downtown San Diego, applied to the FCC on May 22, 2014 for sale to Kiertron, the operating division of religious broadcaster Crawford, for $1.5-million. The current owner, Multicultural Broadcasting, purchased the station from Lincoln Financial in June of 2009 for $7.25-million.

Speculation is that this could set-up a San Diego relay for KBRT-AM 740kHz, which recently moved its transmitter location from Santa Catalina Island to Anaheim Hills.

You might remember that KNSN, previously known as KSON-AM, lost its tower in a storm December 29, 2004.


KYDO Granted Non-comm Status

KYDO 96.1 MHz Campo completed its transition from Imperial Valley CHR powerhouse to satellite-sourced Christian broadcaster with FCC approval April 23 of a change to non-commercial status. The station, owned by the Educational Media Foundation, broadcasts “Air-1” format.

EMF bought KSIQ late in 2013 from Cherry Creek Broadcasting, who had in 2010 moved the station from Brawley to near San Diego to increase its listenership. The 25kW ERP transmitter site is north of Campo on a water tower. KYDO has a 700 watt booster atop Mt. San Miguel with its city of license Santee.

CBNE Course in a Day, Test the Next

Advanced IP Networking for Broadcast Engineers is an intensive instructor led day long course. It is assumed that student attendees have experienced the “IP Networking for Broadcast Engineers” course or webinar series, or have a solid understanding of IP Networking fundamentals. This course will focus on deeper understanding and application of the fundamentals in real-world IP networking environment. Emphasis will be placed upon designing an IPv4 Addressing plan, IP Subnetting, Ethernet Switching with VLAN implementation, IP Routing, Network Security, and transport of audio and video content in an IP network infrastructure. Additional topics will include an overview of related content found on the Society of Broadcast Engineers CBNE examination including a practical exercise designed to help prepare for the CBNE exam essay question(s).

In order to take the certification exam on Saturday, June 28th you must fill out the CBNE or CBNT application and mail, email, or fax it to Megan Clappe, Certification Director by June 13th.

This seminar is designed to be a tool to prepare you for the CBNE exam not CBNT. However, both exams will be available to take on Saturday.

A big “thank you” to SBE Chapter 47 for hosting this workshop and certification exam opportunity. Continue reading CBNE Course in a Day, Test the Next

May 2014 Meeting: Nautel

At our regular May meeting, Chapter 36 welcomed new chairman Andrew Lombard of KGTV to the helm and thanked Doug Alman for two great years of service. Ellis Terry updated us on what’s going on at Nautel with a look inside Nautel’s new GV Series.

Many thanks to John Rigg and Clear Channel Communications for hosting the meeting.

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