Wednesday, July 23, 2008

KPOV Community Radio Awarded Full Power Permit by FCC

Just in from KPOV. -hoc

KPOV Starts to Gear Up for Transition from 2 watts to 13,500 watts

When KPOV commenced programming on June 25, 2005, we wanted to offer the community an audio outlet, a gathering place for voices, music, thoughts, and political discourse seldom or rarely heard on the airwaves in Central Oregon. We strive each and every day, every show, every minute to entertain, educate and engage our community through low-powered, high quality radio in Bend.

Now, a little more than three years later, KPOV has the rare opportunity to achieve an even more ambitious goal!

The FCC recently granted KPOV a construction permit to build a full-power community radio station broadcasting at 13,500 watts! We now have three years to secure the funding, build the infrastructure and develop even better programming line up than we have today.

How will you and our community benefit?

- A more powerful signal will alleviate the reception issues many in Bend currently face with our low-power signal. In addition, residents in surrounding central Oregon communities will also be able to receive our signal.
- KPOV intends to offer an even greater presence in the community, from broadcasting and appearing at festivals and events to live election and political coverage to continuing to develop our web presence.

We will begin planning the transition to full-power later this year, with the help of community radio consultants and staff at the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. We'll keep you posted along the way and will ask for your input as we move forward.

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