KCFM (AM)

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KCFM
City Florence, Oregon
Broadcast area Central Oregon Coast
Branding Coast Radio
Slogan The Coast's Favorite Music
The Soundtrack of Our Lives
Frequency 1250 kHz
Translator(s) 103.1 K276IH (Mapleton)
104.1 K281AH (Florence)
First air date November 28, 1983 (as KGBU)
Format Adult Standards/MOR
Power 900 watts (day)
37 watts (night)
Class D
Facility ID 12138
Transmitter coordinates 44°1′45″N 124°5′49″W / 44.02917°N 124.09694°W / 44.02917; -124.09694Coordinates: 44°1′45″N 124°5′49″W / 44.02917°N 124.09694°W / 44.02917; -124.09694
Callsign meaning The Coast's Favorite Music
Former callsigns KGBU (1983-1988)
KCST (1988-2009)
Affiliations ABC Radio
Owner Coast Broadcasting Company
Sister stations KCST-FM
Website kcfmradio.com

KCFM (1250 AM) is a radio station broadcasting an Adult Standards/MOR format. Licensed to Florence, Oregon, United States, the station serves the Central Oregon coast area. The station is currently owned by Coast Broadcasting Company and features programing from ABC Radio.[1] The station plays entirely locally programmed music from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, which appeals to the area's many retirees. The station also airs Oregon State University sporting events through the Beaver Sports Network from Learfield Sports.[2]

History[edit]

The station was assigned the call sign KGBU on 1983-11-28. On 1988-09-21, the station changed its call sign to KCST and again, on 2009-07-13, to the current KCFM.[3]

Antenna[edit]

In late 2008, KCFM-AM (then KCST-AM) was granted the first-ever construction permit for a Kintronic Laboratories "KinStar" antenna, which was type-accepted by the Commission in 2005 for broadcast use. This antenna uses a top-loaded design and a full, 120-wire ground radial counterpoise system.

Construction of the antenna was begun in October 2008 after approval for the low profile antenna design was approved by Lane County. The overall height of the antenna system at 70 feet above ground level was an aid in securing permit approval and acceptance by nearby residents.

Construction of a new transmitter building and installation of transmitting equipment was completed in January 2009. Field intensity measurements of the new antenna indicated that the performance of the installation was comparable to a standard AM broadcast antenna of 200 feet in height.

FM Translators[edit]

KCFM is rebroadcast on two FM translators:

  • K281AH Florence 104.1[4]
  • K276IH Mapleton 103.1[5]

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