Low-power FM KAHG(LP), a Spanish-language Christian-formatted station on 99.9 MHz in Hood River, Ore., is operational. The FCC OKed the call signs in March and issued the license to the River of Life Assembly Church in Hood River on June 30.
Broadcast engineer Jim Keightley tells Radio World that the station may be one of the first new LPFMs to go on the air from the 2013 application window group.
Keightley purchased much of the needed gear while at the spring NAB show. “The Rivendell automation system came from Texas Engineer Jimmy Stinson. Assembly started as soon as pieces began arriving in Hood River,” according to Keightley. The last major item to arrive was the automation system.
The Bext transmitter provides the needed power to bring the station to 100 watts ERP.
In addition to local programming, the station also airs material from the World Radio Network.
We encourage new LPFMs to notify Radio World when they turn on the juice.