Now I'm not ready to claim victory just yet with the all-night Lumberyard. Keep in mind, this is the time of year where every two years, for whatever strange reason, Sandusky keeps the 1440 transmitter on all night for one infamous weekend. If you look earlier in this thread, the same phenomena happened two years ago right after April Fools Day. The same thing also occurred four years ago back in 2008. I don't know why this happens every two years (to keep the night-time authorization?), but it's occurring yet again this year.
But the most important question: what becomes of this topic? Seems it has come to the end of the line and time for the Middle Eastern Men of the Media to move on. We'll miss A Day In The Life Of A Lamptimer
, but we tip our fezes to the Valley's newest fulltime Ancient Modulation station. Well done, Goldminers!
All right Doc, the tin foil hat is coming off! This wonderful news has definitely been a long time coming.
I wonder when the Nautel transmitter was actually installed? Aside from a late afternoon back in February where KAZG was off the air, I haven't noticed any glitches in the signal when the new transmitter would have been installed. Perhaps the work was secretly going on during the night...
Now that we officially have KAZG in full compliance with 52 watts, it's time for a night-time signal report of the Lumberyard: I was struggling to listen to those 52 watts last night from the Media Hut satellite campus down here in Gilbert. While the signal was still listenable, it was getting interference from power-lines and other skywave interference. Around Tempe and south Scottsdale, though, the signal is great. While KAZG may only be 52 watts at night, its transmitter location in southwest Scottsdale is ideal to cover a good part of the East Valley and central Phoenix population. On the other hand, you have a station like 1510 AM with a higher night-time wattage authorization, but their transmitter location is so far away from the majority of people in Phoenix that I bet KAZG with their 52 watts serves more people with an even clearer signal.
Also last night, I could tell the wattage was a lot lower than the PSRA KAZG has been using in the past. This morning after 6:00 A.M., the signal was considerably stronger. The east side Media Hut will continue to monitor the situation!
As far as the future of this thread, I believe it will continue on. Why? Because the Lamptimer is still there. The power drops from 5000 watts to 52 watts will continue to drift per the reverse-drift lamptimer just as before. Also, the novelty of KAZG will continue to live on. No commercials, no legal ID's, Radio Khushi, Kim and Don, Frank Sinatra and more. Where else can you get this? Only from the valley's original Goldmine station, 1440 KAZG!