Originally Posted by OTAhead
I was never quite sure why they thought they needed it in the first place... I never had, not that I listened to 104.5 that much anyway, any problem receiving 104.5 anywhere in the coverage area of the translator to begin with. Didn't seem like the translator was never really needed...
103.3 was originally put on by Patrick Parks, then chief engineer for KHYS 98.5 and was retransmitting an out of town station on it here...Pat left for El Paso and sold the station to Gulf Star (Steve Hicks...and brother Tom who was Evergreen; their dad John owned KLVI, WTAW, and a Lufkin combo for almost 3 decades before Steve took them over, and then both Steve and Tom, who owns the Dallas Stars, merged to AMFM then
sold to Clear Channel..got all that
104.5 on the old Hwy62 tower did not have decent bldg penetration in Beaumont of its signal so the 103.3 was mated to be a "fill-in" which is a xlator NOT meant to extend the signal but IMPROVE it in a spot where the main signal SHOULD but doesnt cover well...IE: Inside its city or service grade contour.
NOW, with KKMY moved WEST and higher on the 800ft KBTV #2 shorty tower, it has LOTS of signal into Beaumont (almost as good as sister 106.1 KIOC)...so the 103.3 signal is NOT needed..
BTW, if you wish to file a request to have 103.3 turned off, you can send an email to SteveDavis at Clearchannel dot com and request the K277AG translator on 103.3 in Beaumont be terminated as it interferes with your attempting to OR actual listening (depending on where you are) to 103.3 KBIU, Lake Charles, which is a Jack FM format station
(Richard, you would love it...I think you were the role model for the format; it has a IDGAS response to a lot!
and I love JACK FM as well..listen to the original 96.9 CKLW on its web page via the stream; 103.3 is sat fed from Dial Global sat services; only station in the top50 markets can program live...under that, they carry the sat feed..all under contract by the JACK licensee, Sparknet Comm of Canada!)