Radio Sausalito

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Radio Sausalito 1610 AM
City Sausalito, California
Slogan Foot-Stompin' Jazz and Local Information
Frequency 1610 kHz (AM)
First air date March 2000
Format Community radio, jazz
Power 6 x 100 mW (simulcast on 6 100-milliwatt synchronous transmitters)
Owner Jonathan Westerling
Webcast Listen Live
Website [3]

Radio Sausalito (1610 AM) is a "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] Radio Sausalito began broadcasting on 1710 AM in Central San Rafael in the Summer of 2012. 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 MHz. Following a complaint from Comcast, Radio Sausalito changed its transmitting frequency to 1610 kHz on the AM band in 2005. As of June 2009, their programming is heard along with the community bulletin board throughout Marin via MarinTV on cable channels 26 and 27.[4] According to a December 2012 story on KGO-TV, the station has its studios in a Victorian building in Sausalito.[5] In June 2015, The Joys Of Jazz, produced by Radio Sausalito, was awarded the Bronze trophy for "Best Regularly Scheduled Music Program". [6][7]

Personalities[edit]

  • Dizzy Jones: Host of The Last Dance [8]
  • Mitchell Field: Host of the Field Trip [9]

Legality[edit]

Though unlicensed, the station broadcasts legally according to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Title 47 CFR 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. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "2010-2011 Annual Report" (PDF). Cmcm.tv. Retrieved 2017-07-01. 
  3. ^ [2][dead link]
  4. ^ Paul Liberatore (2010-04-23). "Radio Sausalito moves to swanky new digs and cable". Marin IJ. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 
  5. ^ "YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved 2017-07-01. 
  6. ^ "2015 World's Best Radio Programs™ Winners". New York Festivals. Retrieved 2017-07-01. 
  7. ^ Westerling, Jonathan (2015-06-23). "Show Wins International Award!". Radio Sausalito. Retrieved 2017-07-01. 
  8. ^ "Retro Swingin’ Style | News". Marinscope.com. 2013-04-25. Retrieved 2017-07-01. 
  9. ^ "Marin Snapshot: Fairfax hairstylist Field marks half century in business". Marinij.com. Retrieved 2017-07-01.