SBE 36 Meeting at KGB-AM Transmitter Site

iHeartMedia is preparing to move the KOGO 600 kHz transmitter to the 1991 site of KGB-AM 760, formerly KFMB-AM, at the Santee western city limit. iHeart’s San Diego Market Engineering Director, John Rigg, says it’s a good time to show local engineers how it’s being done. Expect to see their new Nautel transmitter and multiplexer hardware required to add KOGO. Attendees will tour the circa 1991 site and recent improvements.

Additionally, Paul Kriegler of Omnia and Axia will show some gear in their demo van including a sneak listen to Forza.FM. It’s been six years since their last visit, so it’s time to see what’s new. 

Join us at 8440 Mast Blvd., San Diego, CA 92124, near the base of the three towers on the south side of the CA-52 freeway on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at 12:00 noon. Omnia will provide a light lunch. Please reserve a spot by sending a message to RSVP@SBE36.ORG. This meeting is open to members and registered guests.

Paul Kriegler has worked for Cleveland-based Telos Alliance since 2017. Prior to this gig, he was a radio programmer for 30 years. He says he’s here to help and boasts that he “still has his hearing.” Worthy brag, Paul.

FCC LPFM San Diego Window Applicants – May 2024 Update

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After the close of the FCC’s December LPFM Construction Permit filing window, applications began showing up among the 2,819 filed nationally.

As of May 2, 2024, all San Diego LPFM applications were pending except Prophet WorldBeat Productions’s faulty filing, which the FCC dismissed in late April. The FCC may be waiting for Mexican government review before making any more grants or dismissals.

You can search for the applicants from the usual LMS Search page, but the winning effort goes to Michelle Bradley of Check out the California page in the REC Filing Window Application Tracking System. Let’s list the San Diego County applicants with REC’s comments:

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The SBE and L.A. Chapter 47 present an Ennes Workshop on Saturday, May 4

[From SBE Headquarters] Don’t miss the SBE Ennes Workshop by SBE Chapter 47-Los Angeles on Saturday, May 4. Breakfast and registration open at 8 am and the workshop starts promptly at 9 am and takes place at KPCC Headquarters, 474 South Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105. Register TODAY!

Registration includes light breakfast and lunch

The cost is only $20 for SBE members and $30 for non-members. Register HERE. Students can register for FREE by clicking HERE.

In addition to the SBE Ennes Workshop, the event includes a sponsor showcase, a special message from SBE President Ted Hand and an optional facility tour following the end of sessions at 3 pm.

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