« When Desire Curdles Both the Object of Your Wanting and Your Self-Image | Main | Pricey Radio Alert from Yamaha: "The Art of Awakening" »

February 28, 2013



On another topic, KBRT 740 is switching their transmitter from Catalina Island to Oak Flats this afternoon, according to Scott Fybush on the Yahoo ABDX group.

A heads-up for my West Coast friends: today's the day KBRT 740 officially completes its move from Catalina Island to its new transmitter site at Oak Flats in the Orange County hills way above Anaheim. The move changes KBRT's COL from Avalon to Costa Mesa, and boosts day power from 10 kW to 50 kW (albeit across much worse ground conductivity, so the signal will be a little weaker everywhere except Orange County and nearby parts of the Inland Empire, and will be much weaker along the coast north and south of LA.)

KBRT is apparently doing a special "Bottom Line" talk show from 3-5 PM PT in which the engineers will be discussing the move and Donald Crawford Sr. will officially throw the switch to turn on the new signal.

(Those of us in the know, know that they've actually been testing the new signal on and off for several months now.)

There will be no night service, at least not right away; while KBRT is licensed for 190 watts at the new site, the word is that they're going to optimize the day signal before they start working on nighttime.

If you're interested in seeing what the old site looked like, here's an article I wrote for Radio World after touring it in December:



Nice, clean, elegant:


Funny you should post this the same day as the smart glasses - I believe the future lies in something similar to one of these watches paired with smart glasses and the Bluetooth earpiece; people are already complaining that the iPhone 5 is "too light", which means as minitaturization continues, the cell phone form will be unnecessarily large. Since you will already have the visual interface in your smart glasses, and sound interface in your earpiece, there will be no need to carry a separate object with its own screen/microphone interfaces - all the necessary cell phone hardware will fit comfortably in your watch, which can be something stylish and unassuming since it also does not require an interface. The end of the cell phone is near..

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)


  • Advertisements


  • Advertisements


  • Advertisements
My Photo


  • Advertisements


  • Advertisements


  • Advertisements

August 2020

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31          
Blog powered by Typepad


Companion Website: Breakthrough Writer

My Photo

Become a Fan