KWFN-FM2 Booster to Move

The FCC on May 3, 2022 granted a Construction Permit to move the KWFN-FM2 97.3 booster to Mt. Woodson. The 36 W ERP system will use a Shively yagi aimed at Romona, its city of license. The original, temporary booster location was on a knoll in a semi-rural residential neighborhood at the base of Mt. Woodson.

KWFN “The Fan” continues to broadcast San Diego Padres games. The Audacy station uses carefully synchronized boosters to fill in coverage shadows and even support the extension of their HD signal. GEO Broadcast Solutions is the booster system contractor.

Presentation May 10: Digital Signage for Broadcasters

Jeff Schick, a former broadcast engineer, will show you how and where digital signage can add value, both monetary and communicative, to your facility. He’ll identify where it would be the most helpful and reveal best practices. He’ll review digital signage from the most simple to the most complex and demonstrate how to make a basic digital sign for free.

Join Chapter 47 Los Angeles online Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 11:30. Register for the Zoom event here


Jeff Schick is the Chief Technology Officer for Sprite Media and a former radio engineer who worked at IHeart Media, Westwood One and Emmis Communications in New York City. Sprite Media launched in January 2015 with the primary focus of introducing digital signage to the world of radio. Sprite Media offers innovative products and technology available at

Get Text Messages on Wildfire Incidents Near Your Home or Technical Facilities

Cal Fire has started a website,, for its new Community Wildfire and Mitigation Division to help increase community readiness. Besides educational material, the site has a tool that will send you a text message in the event of a local wildfire. At this point, the tool is based on your zip code, so not very granular. It could send nuisance notifications regarding fires far away. But you can try it out for this fire season and see if you like being warned of possible fire threats to your home or the broadcast transmission facilities you oversee.

Thanks to Bob Gonsett for the news tip.

Society of Broadcast Engineers, San Diego