Every morning around 6:15 your signal seems to be pumped up?

Posted/updated on: June 6, 2013 at 10:33 am

That second or so when static comes thru causes the listener to miss half a sentence or so. Can this process occur before 6:00 am, instead of in the middle of the sports update?

ANSWER
The momentary interruption that you hear is the result of the physical movement of some rather large relays that serve to:

* increase transmitter power output from 2,500 to 5,000 watts
* change the shape of the station’s radiation pattern to the daytime pattern as set forth in our license.

This daily event occurs at local sunrise as it is defined in our license. During the month of July, that defined time is 6:15 a.m. Central Daylight Time. Accordingly, we must make the change at that time to be in compliance with the terms of our license.

Thanks for your question and thanks for listening.

Paul L. Gleiser
President

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