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106.9 the axe

Post by scuberman » Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:33 pm

I was driving from Charleston to Barboursville and I happened upon a signal on 106.9 It was weak at Dunbar and got stronger in the valley and started to get dicey around Milton. The station banner was 106.9 the axe. The music was variable older music with songs I heard were from John Cougar to Anita Baker. Does anyone have any information about this.

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Re: 106.9 the axe

Post by Tom Taggart » Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:44 am

WAXE-LP WV, SAINT ALBANS

Licensee: COAL MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING, INC.
Service Designation: FL Low Power FM (LPFM) station or application

Channel/Class: 295L1 Frequency: 106.9 MHz Construction Permit
38° 24' 14.00" N Latitude
81° 53' 49.90" W Longitude (NAD 27)

5 watts at 137 meters AHAAT, on a 190' tower at this site appears to be Poplar Fork Rd. north of West McCorkle Ave.

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Re: 106.9 the axe

Post by Mr. Jones » Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:42 am

Took two different listens earlier today along 64.

Some thoughts:

The processing needs some work. Some of the songs skipped, like the computer playing them is running multiple applications at once while trying to run the Winamp playlist.

As for the songs, the two sample times the playlist skewed a deep-cuts AC (a more Urban AC the first time.)

I'm guessing this is still in a testing phase, because the "imaging" didn't even remotely match the playlist. The station voice (sounded like a mix of the Fox 11 voice guy & Jay Nunley) kept talking about hair bands & 80s rock, while playing Shalamar, Air Supply, Gloria Estefan & Frankie Valli, among others.

(BTW, if the proprietor of 106.9 is reading this: if you want somewhat better imaging, just let me know.)

Coverage area (at least east to west) went from around Milton to South Charleston.

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Re: 106.9 the axe

Post by TimeEnuf » Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:50 am

Mr. Jones wrote:Took two different listens earlier today along 64.

Coverage area (at least east to west) went from around Milton to South Charleston.
I would say they are running more than their legal 5 watts TPO.

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Re: 106.9 the axe

Post by Dave Harman » Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:25 pm

Oh, 5.00 watts??? Maybe the decimal point looked like a dust speck on the monitor :)

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Re: 106.9 the axe

Post by Big Media » Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:07 pm

5.00 WATTS or 500 WATTS. Watts the difference? :lol:

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