KPOV goes full power, moves to 88.9 FM

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011, 3:58 pm by Ben Salmon

Remember when I encouraged you to support local community radio station KPOV‘s effort to increase its signal strength? Well, it worked! Today’s Bulletin has a short bit on it:

Beginning today, High Desert Community Radio, KPOV FM, will have a new position at the left of the dial at 88.9 FM.

KPOV got off the ground in 2005 as a low-power station broadcasting at two watts from a tower on Awbrey Butte, its range limited mostly to Bend.

In 2007, the volunteer-run station began working a campaign to go full-power in order to reach more listeners, according to a press release announcing the move.

KPOV will now be broadcasting at 800 watts, allowing it to reach not only all corners of Bend, but also Sisters and Redmond.

According to the release, the station has raised $92,000 via donations, grants, event ticket sales and loans over the past three years, enabling it to pay for equipment and other full-power related costs.

Contact: or 541-322-0863.

If you’ve got your car radio set to KPOV’s old frequency, 106.7 FM, make sure you change it today … if it hasn’t gone away yet, it will soon!


One Response to “KPOV goes full power, moves to 88.9 FM”

  1. rob says:

    listening right now. sounds great! very excited to get the signal at home

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