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It seems like they may have increased the power of the HD Radio signal on Kiss 95.1 in recent days. I am 75 miles from the transmitter, and I can now receive it with just rabbit ears, whereas previously it would only decode from the larger attic antenna. And it now locks in the car radio, but not all the time. But before it would not lock at all in the car until you got into Spartanburg.
Meanwhile, I can no longer receive the HD signal from Channel 96.1. I believe it may be cochannel interference from local translator stations on 95.9 and 96.3 which increased power in the past year.
As for 107.9-WLNK, it is difficult to receive in the car due to a LPFM station interfering. Often you will hear the 2 stations on top of each other, and the HD will no longer stay locked on. But it comes in clear in the house with rabbit ears, and the HD will stay locked on there. A local engineering source said the LPFM had boosted their power well beyond the legal limit of 100 watts, but I guess it is up to Entercom to file a protest. But otherwise WLNK has a strong clear signal in Greenville County, and the LPFM really should not have been allowed. The legal spacing is too close in this case, and too many translators and LPFMs are interfering with clear reception of full power distant channels.