Radio Sausalito

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Radio Sausalito 1610 AM
City of license Sausalito, California
Slogan Foot-Stompin' Jazz and Local Information
Frequency 1610 kHz (AM)
First air date March 2000
Format Community radio, jazz
Power 600 mW (six 0.1 Watt synchronous transmitters)
Owner Jonathan Westerling
Webcast Listen Live
Website [1]

Radio Sausalito (1610AM) is an "Part 15" radio station broadcasting a Big Band Jazz format on 1610 AM. The station is noncommercial and serves the Southern Marin County, California area. The station has partnerships with the local paper, the local library, and local businesses which host its programs. Its programming is also made available online via podcasts. The station has an agreement with the city of Sausalito to provide information to residents in the event of an emergency.[1] In 2009 the station was selected as the audio accompaniment to the community calendar on Marin TV cable channels 26, 27, and 30.[2] As of Summer 2012, Radio Sausalito is also broadcasting on 1710 AM in Central San Rafael. The station broadcast the first and last games of the San Rafael Pacifics baseball team.[3]

History[edit]

The station began in 2000 as an FM station on 100.1 FM. Following a complaint from Comcast, Radio Sausalito changed its transmitting frequency to 1610 AM in 2005.

As of June 2009, their programming is heard along with the community bulletin board throughout Marin via MarinTV on Cable channel 26 and 27.[4]

According to a December 2012 story on KGO-TV, the station has its studios in a Victorian in Sausalito with less than one watt of power.[5]

Personalities[edit]

Mitchell Field - Host of the Field Trip [6] Dizzy Jones - Host of The Last Dance [7]

Legality[edit]

Though unlicensed, the station broadcasts legally according to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The section of rules "Part 15" allows Radio Sausalito to legally broadcast so long as it meets a specific power limitation and prohibit it from interfering with commercial radio stations. Its top of the hour ID lists the FCC certification ID of NWXAM1000.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ci.sausalito.ca.us/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=6533
  2. ^ http://cmcm.tv/files/CMCM_Annual_Report_2010-11_web.pdf
  3. ^ http://www.radiosausalito.org/playball.pdf
  4. ^ Paul Liberatore (2010-04-23). "Radio Sausalito moves to swanky new digs and cable". Marin IJ. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 
  5. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsOzGBy9hN8
  6. ^ http://www.marinij.com/lifestyles/ci_23133750/marin-snapshot-fairfax-hairstylist-field-marks-half-century
  7. ^ http://www.marinscope.com/sausalito_marin_scope/news/article_0f0c16a0-addd-11e2-82df-0019bb2963f4.html

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