Major L.A. TX site in fire danger

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Major L.A. TX site in fire danger

Post by AmpedNow » Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:50 pm

Mt. Wilson could go up in flames at anytime.

Here's an excerpt from R-I post saying which stations are threatened:
...The following FMs are there (on Mount Wilson), though the stations with asterisks have
backup facilities at other sites:

[90.7 KPFK], 89.3 KPCC, 91.5 KUSC, 92.3 KHHT, 93.1 KCBS-FM*, 93.9 KXOS*, 94.7 KTWV*,
95.5 KLOS, 97.1 KAMP*, 99.5 KKLA, 100.3 KSWD, 101.1 KRTH*, 101.9 KSCA,
102.7 KIIS, 103.5 KOST, 104.3 KBIG, 105.1 KKGO, 105.9 KPWR*, 107.5 KLVE

The following TVs are there or on adjacent Mount Harvard, and I know of
no backups:

2 KCBS, 4 KNBC, 5 KTLA, 6 KSFV-LP, 7 KABC, 9 KCAL, 11 KTTV, 13 KCOP, 18
KSCI, 22 KWHY, 28 KCET, 34 KMEX, 40 KTBN, 44 KXLA, 46 KFTR, 50 KOCE, 52
KVEA, 54 KAZA, 56 KDOC, 58 KLCS, 62 KRCA
The only major L.A. FM stations who are not threatened are KYSR and KROQ, who broadcast from different mountain ridges.

Millions of dollars worth of equipment could literally go up in flames... Wow.

Never mind the observatory...

That's a lot of dead air for a market that size, should the worst happen.

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Re: Major L.A. TX site in fire danger

Post by AmpedNow » Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:21 am

Wilson cam image as of 9:43 PM PST.

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Doesn't look good...

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Re: Major L.A. TX site in fire danger

Post by Lester » Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:10 am

You know they've already set up a human shield of part-timers.

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Post by Hoosier Daddy » Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:38 am

Lester wrote:You know they've already set up a human shield of part-timers.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Translators are a Pox on the FM radio dial.

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Post by fearpeddler » Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:45 am

dont forget about that outer layer of interns it has to burn througg as well.. :wink: :lol:
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Post by Hoosier Daddy » Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:58 am

What a shame the automation equipment and satellite dishes don't burn first.
Or at least right after the translators ...

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Re: Major L.A. TX site in fire danger

Post by The People's DJ » Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:07 pm

With all that burning going on, I wonder how much pot has gone up in smoke. :lol:

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Re: Major L.A. TX site in fire danger

Post by Jay Nunley » Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:43 am

The People's DJ wrote:With all that burning going on, I wonder how much pot has gone up in smoke. :lol:

That's a much bigger fear than stations going down. People will be smoking the wood out of their pipes for months.

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