West Seattle radio alert: KPLU’s ‘translator’ has moved

If you listen to over-the-air radio, you might have noticed this already – the “translator” signal for KPLU in West Seattle has moved. The station is sponsoring WSB this week to make sure the word gets out to everyone. Here’s their announcement:

KPLU’s long-time translator serving West Seattle listeners at 88.1 FM has moved its frequency to 92.1 FM.

The move was necessitated by a new station licensed to Ocean Park, Washington that signed on at 88.1 FM in December 2011. At that time, KPLU submitted a license application to the FCC to move its West Seattle signal to a new frequency, which was granted in February 2012.

Because of terrain and distance, some KPLU West Seattle listeners are able to hear the station at its main frequency of 88.5 FM. KPLU is advising listeners who have difficulty hearing the station at 92.1 FM to try listening at 88.5 FM, or online at www.kplu.org.

KPLU encourages listener feedback at 800-677-5758 or info@kplu.org.

3 Replies to "West Seattle radio alert: KPLU's 'translator' has moved"

  • Mark Olsoe March 21, 2012 (4:51 pm)

    THIS IS REALLY BAD NEWS to those of us in the Admiral District who are listeners of the the CBC broadcast on 92.1. This station comes in very well here and is a great station with a very nice mix of classical, pop and jazz with no commercials. Now we don’t know what the radio will tune to. It could be one, it could be the other or unlistenable static. Forget about this frequency in a car because the radio will keep switching back and forth resulting in an unlistenable mishmash. Meanwhile we continue to get KPLU fine on 88.5 so the translator signal at 92.1 is unneeded and unwanted in the Admiral neighborhood.

  • Amy March 28, 2012 (2:24 pm)

    Yeah, not sure what areas of WS this is supposed to help. I live in Sunrise Heights and I get static at 92.1. For me, KPLU comes in clearly at 88.6.

  • Tony March 28, 2012 (8:37 pm)

    KPLU’s West Seattle signal at 92.1 FM serves the west side of West Seattle. If you live west of California Avenue and have difficulty hearing the station at 88.5 FM, then try 92.1.

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