I can’t help but notice — since I follow these things — that the FCC has issued construction permits for three low power FM (LPFM) stations in Santa Barbara:
- KGSB/92.3, with a 100-watt signal radiating from one of KZER-AM/1250’s two towers east of the airport, and licensed to ST. RAPHAEL SCHOOL, 160 St Joseph Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93111-2367
- KZAA/96.5, with a 100-watt signal radiating from roughly the corner of Calle Cesar Chavez and Montecito Streets, and licensed to LA CASA DE LA RAZA, 601 E. Montecito St., Santa Barbara, CA 93103
- KVSB/96.9, with a 100-watt signal radiating from a corner of Salinas and Lou Dillon Lane on the east side of town, and licensed to:SOUTH COAST COMMUNITY MEDIA ACCESS CENTER, 329 South Salinas Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
That’s a lot for a town this size. I’ll be interested to see how those go. Also the new FM translators for AM stations in the market:
- WTYD/990am is already radiating dim-sounding audio on 105.3fm from a 10-watt translator aimed at the west side of town from West Camino Cielo, up on the Santa Ynez mountain ridge.
- KVTA/1590am has a construction permit for a 250-watt translator on one of the oil platforms off the coast of Carpinteria.
This completes our test of interest by anybody, even those who live in Santa Barbara, in stuff like this.
Thank you for listening.