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From Mel Bracht’s straightforward Oklahoman story about the upcoming bloody dismemberment of KRXO in favor of yet another sports station:

Classic Rock KRXO, which had been at 107.7, will move to a new frequency at FM 104.5, the company announced. According to the news release, KRXO’s lineup of Bob and Tom, Cara Rice, Buddy Wiley, Kelso, Unkle Dave and Rick Caldwell are expected to move to a much smaller signal on 104.5.

How much smaller? A query to the FCC and a subsequent Google Maps overlay produced this map of the station’s “60 dBu Service Contour,” which defines the area in which a station is protected against interfering signals on the same frequency, and which is generally considered to be the station’s service area:

Service area for K283BW translator to carry KRXO programming

And there are stations on 104.5 at Pryor (this is Z104.5 the Edge in Tulsa), Mooreland, and eventually Wynnewood. I’m sort of amazed they could squeeze even a 250-watter (which is what this is) in the midst of all that.







3 comments

  1. Jeffro »

    11 July 2013 · 10:36 pm

    Well, that just blows. That’s the station I listen to from about Watonga and on into town. I guess this means that’s the station I used to listen to.

    More and more reasons to have satellite radio, I guess.

    This will not sit well with my sis, either.

  2. McGehee »

    12 July 2013 · 7:16 am

    So many stations, so few formats.

  3. ms7168 »

    14 July 2013 · 1:27 pm

    Tyler Media has done some pretty strange things but this has to top them. Putting Sports/Talk on the 92,000 watt stick and relegating a successful well liked and commercial thumbs-upper to what is presently the OKC Thunder frequency which won’t even stretch completely across town? And as you say there is already a Sports Animal here.

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