Post by seattlefollower on Feb 22, 2019 20:24:21 GMT -7
Portland Mercury: KMHD and Uncertain Future First off, I've seem some radio rankers and KMHD is certainly not "en fuego" like this article suggests. Now on the other hand, it's questionable if a sample of just under 1,000 PPM users (and about 700 households) is an accurate reflection of the audience.
On the other hand, the station is carried in farther corners of the state as a secondary audio on OPB and its many repeater transmitters (I believe KUED does something similar for KUER now?).
Finally, not sure how much support KMHD actually raises. Jazz radio is tough. I think the dominant player in the northwest is KNKX in Tacoma. They were able to buy their signal from the controlling university, after a controversial decision where they also tried to bring it into the dominant public broadcaster in Seattle (KUOW-FM/Puget Sound Public Radio). Recently I received some mail from KNKX and it didn't even really talk much about their jazz programming, focusing more on the public radio tentpoles of Morning Edition/All Things Considered/Fresh Air, and their own local weekend show, Sound Opinions.
Anyway, with the launch of BYU Radio onto a terrestrial signal in Salt Lake City, 3 other widely listened to public signals in-market, etc. just thought I'd start a discussion.
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