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Office Phone Number:
760.241.1313

 

Sales Number:
760.881.3881

 

Fax Number:
760.241.0205

E-MAIL US

General Manager
Chris Fleming
chrisfleming@edbroadcasters.com

 

VP Programming
Mark Mitchell
markmitchell@edbroadcasters.com

 

Sales Inquiries
John Covington
sales@edbroadcasters.com

 

Website
Greg Russo
gregrusso@edbroadcasters.com

OFFICE & STUDIO

11920 Hesperia Road
Victorville, CA 92345

 

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:30pm

Our offices are closed to the general public to protect our on-air staff during the Corona Virus outbreak. Please utilize phone, email or our social media platforms to communicate with our staff. Thanks!

Why does Talk 960 reduce power at night?

 

KIXW-AM is required by the FCC to reduce power at sunset in order to protect and reduce interference to other radio stations at night.

 

FCC rules governing the daytime and nighttime operation of AM radio stations are a consequence of the laws of physics. Because of the way in which the relatively long wavelengths of AM radio signals interact with the ionized layers of the ionosphere miles above the earth’s surface, the propagation of AM radio waves changes drastically from daytime to nighttime. This change in AM radio propagation occurs at sunset due to radical shifts in the ionospheric layers, which persist throughout the night. During daytime hours when ionospheric reflection does not occur to any great degree, AM signals travel principally by conduction over the surface of the earth. This is known as “groundwave” propagation. Useful daytime AM service is generally limited to a radius of no more than about 100 miles, even for the most powerful stations. However, during nighttime hours the AM signals can travel over hundreds of miles by reflection from the ionosphere, a phenomenon called “skywave” propagation. Because of this change in signal propagation from daytime to nighttime, if every AM station kept its daytime operating power at night, massive interference would result.

 

Talk 960 is available via our online stream 24/7 by following this link: Streaming Player

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