KRCW (FM)

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KRCW (FM)
KRCW-FM La Campesina 96.3 FM Tri Cities logo.png
City Royal City, Washington
Broadcast area Tri-Cities, Washington
Branding La Campesina 96.3 FM
Frequency 96.3 MHz
First air date 1999
Format Regional Mexican
ERP 19,500 watts
HAAT 241 meters (791 ft)
Class C2
Facility ID 49731
Transmitter coordinates 46°45′55″N 119°16′51″W / 46.76528°N 119.28083°W / 46.76528; -119.28083Coordinates: 46°45′55″N 119°16′51″W / 46.76528°N 119.28083°W / 46.76528; -119.28083
Callsign meaning Royal City Washington
Former callsigns KQVN (1992-1994)[1]
Owner Farmworker Educational Radio Network, Inc.
Sister stations KBHH, KCEC-FM, KMYX-FM, KNAI, KSEA, KUFW, KYLI
Website campesina.net/pasco

KRCW (96.3 FM, La Campesina 96.3 FM) is an American radio station licensed to serve the community of Royal City, Washington, since 1999. The station's broadcast license is held by Farmworker Educational Radio Network, Inc.

Programming[edit]

KRCW broadcasts a Regional Mexican music and educational programming format branded as "La Campesina FM" as part of the Radio Campesina Network.[2] ("Campesina" is a Spanish word meaning "peasant" or "farmworker".) Anthony Chavez, president of Farmworker Educational Radio Network, Inc., is the youngest son of American farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activist César Chávez.[3]

History[edit]

In March 1992, the Northwest Communities Educational Center applied to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a construction permit for a new broadcast radio station. The FCC granted this permit on October 15, 1992, with a scheduled expiration date of April 15, 1994.[4] The new station was assigned call sign "KQVN" on December 3, 1992.[1] The station was assigned new call sign "KRCW" on May 6, 1994.[1]

In November 1997, the Northwest Communities Educational Center reached an agreement to transfer the permit for KRCW to Farmworker Educational Radio Network, Inc. The FCC approved the deal on December 17, 1997, and the transaction was consummated on March 30, 1998.[5] After a series of delays and extensions, construction and testing were completed in September 1999, the station was granted its broadcast license on December 9, 1999.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access Database. FCC Media Bureau. May 6, 1994. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Historia" (in Spanish). La Campesina 92.5. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Application Search Details (BPED-19920305MK)". FCC Media Bureau. October 15, 1992. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Application Search Details (BAPH-19971103GG)". FCC Media Bureau. December 17, 1997. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Application Search Details (BLH-19990910AAE)". FCC Media Bureau. December 9, 1999. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 

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