Jan 05,2007 00:00
Bend Weekly News Sources
First Bend radio station to “Stream”
KPOV-LPFM, 106.7, Bend Community Radio announced Tuesday that it is broadcasting its radio signal live over the Internet. Listeners can now log on to the KPOV website at www.kpov.org and click on the "Listen Now" button to hear
“We are thrilled to be able to expand our listening audience and provide a new way to listen to KPOV,” said Board President Mike Riley.
KPOV has an FCC license to broadcast a low-power, four-watt signal a limited area that is about the size of the City of
“We heard from a lot of local people who wanted to hear the station but couldn't receive the signal. So we set a goal to be streaming by January 1, 2007,” continued Riley. “Thanks to the hard work of a lot of volunteers these last few weeks—researching streaming, setting up our systems and then testing everything—we made that goal.”
While the main focus was to improve access to KPOV for listeners in
“We were also pleasantly surprised to learn, after a bit of Internet research, that we are the first
Additional costs for streaming will run the radio station about $1,500 per year in increased music licensing fees and purchased internet bandwidth to ensure a reliable signal. KPOV is a community supported radio station. Riley hopes that better access to the broadcast signal will mean more listeners and increased financial support for the station over the long run.
KPOV is a listener-supported, volunteer-powered community radio station heard throughout the
The mission of KPOV is to educate, entertain and involve the community by giving voice to diverse cultures and viewpoints through high quality, low-power radio. For more information or to donate or volunteer, please call 322-0863, visit the website at www.kpov.org, or drop by the studio at 501 NW Bond Street, Bend, OR.