May 18, 2005

If A Tree Falls... the middle of a forest and there's nobody around to hear it, does it still make a sound?

KNTS News Talk 1220On that note: Salem Communications, owner of KNTS/1220 in Palo Alto (but operating out of studios in Fremont), have applied to the FCC to boost their nighttime power from a puny 145 watts (non-directional) to 1,500 watts (directional) from their transmitting plant near the west end of the Dumbarton Bridge.

I haven't deciphered the pattern yet, but I'm guessing that they want to blow the signal up towards San Francisco. (Pretty obvious guess?)

I'll also guess that the ten-fold increase in power will help them to exponentially increase their current nighttime audience of seven listeners...

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