They knew they were going online only a year and a half ago. They said so. Maybe the vote is some formality or they weren't aware of it or a step needed to finish negotiations or some other weird thing, but there was no doubt that 88.1 from Weber was history.
To be honest I don't trust the Standard Examiner. I have firsthand knowledge that some of their operations are less than on the up and up so that causes me to wonder about this story.
I have wasted a few dozen hours looking for a decent Blu-Ray authoring program and have come up empty. What I'd ideally like would be the Blu-Ray equivalent of DVD-Lab Pro but I'd settle for something halfway decent. The only thing I've found so far that's even remotely passable is MultiAVCHD and it's terrible. Any recommendations?
Now that you mention it, you could look at the timing the other way as being a little odd too. It seems strange that Cumulus would shut down a sports station right before The Madness, especially with their connection to CBS Sports Radio. (Who actually carries the games anyway?
The people who are in favor of it aren't going to say anything because they have what they want, assuming there are any Rome fans that even know about it. KLO hasn't been at the forefront of advertising what's on the station. The only ad campaign I remember seeing for them was for Ingraham and that was probably more than 10 years ago, and yes they have to change that. They aren't going to get any ratings if people don't even know what's there. Rome is a name at least some people will recognize. Prager not so much. The station isn't going anywhere so there's really not much of a downside and plenty of room for an upside. I think it's a good move, but we'll have to see how it plays out.
No bets here. I think the short extension is just because they have to resume operations by then anyway so making it longer would be confusing and pointless. (Of course that could describe a lot of what comes out of the FCC.)
Unless they come up with programming or more likely a sale, I would fully expect them to be on the air with temporary programming for a day or two then go silent again.
It seems to have just disappeared, though if they really wanted to air shows in Spanish there's always the alternate audio tracks on any of their channels.
I think this is a good idea. It swaps out a subchannel the vast majority of viewers can't use for one that many more can. I think someone ought to look at MHz Worldview and FNX on KUEN. (Does The U control programming on KUEN or do they just provide facilities?)
I just had another thought. It might be considered cynical but here it goes. In this age of social media, what if part of this is a publicity stunt? I wouldn't be at all surprised if the tower land really was sold, but what if some clever marketing person at Cumulus said 'Hey lets go silent and announce we're off the air for good and wait for the media to go crazy. Then we'll say we changed our minds and go back on the air.' That would actually be a darn smart thing to do. I think more has been written here and elsewhere about the station in the last week than they'd gotten in years. Sacrifice a week or two of low ratings for months or years of noticeably better ratings? Doesn't seem like a bad deal. And this wouldn't be the first time the marketing department at a company said one thing when they really intended to do something else. (My favorite example is when I used to regularly receive commercial spots for a certain company who scheduled a This Weekend Sale and had already produced and scheduled a Held Over By Popular Demand spot for the following weekend even before the first sale/spots had aired. I hated those slimeballs, but they aren't in this market.)
And if anyone from Cumulus is reading this and you HAVEN'T thought of this already, feel free to steal the idea.
If you've ever driven south on the west side of I-215 heading to the south interchange you couldn't miss the KFNZ towers. If you kept going straight you'd drive right into them.
Even forgetting about the other possible sites the station could move to, it's definitely possible to build around AM tower sites. It's been done for many years around the country. There are towers in the middle of parking lots and even one with a five tower array with the tower bases inside a warehouse. If someone wanted to, it could be done.
I actually have a copy of "Summer Days (and Summer Nights)" on LP in storage somewhere, but that's a project way down the list.
Thanks for the link. That I can definitely hear. It's hard to tell what other mixing differences there are between the two versions. Maybe there was something else on the same track as where that line was and it was simply caught up as collateral damage. I know what I'm listening for and I can't even tell what's being said. Or maybe they just wanted to clean it up, though that wouldn't explain the train wreck known as "Barbara Ann" but that's a completely different topic.
If we're lucky some Capitol engineer might stumble on this topic and lets us know.
In the article David referenced (http://www.sltrib.com/news/2909527-155/whatever-happened-to-knak-and?fullpage=1) it says that the KNAK calls are shouted in "Salt Lake City." I have the 2001 remaster of that song and I can't hear it. Was it removed from more recent mixings or is that article mistaken? Does anyone have a copy where you can hear it?