I’ve noticed a low power station on 96.5 FM playing popular music for lack of a better description. It covers the Oklahoma City area pretty well but the signal drops off pretty quickly as you get away from the city. In recent weeks, I’ve noticed this station seems to be simulcasting on 92.9 FM. This station calls themselves Now 92.9 and Now 96.5 for Generation Now.
At the top and the bottom of the hour, I hear them give the call sign of KRXO-HD3 (96.5 MHz) and KOMA-HD2 (92.9 MHz). This clearly shows the station is owned by Tyler Media. I looked up the FCC reference for these stations and it appears that 96.5 MHz is actually K243BJ translator at 250 watts at 1,030 feet above ground. On the other hand 92.9 MHz is actually K225BN translator at 20 watts at 919 feet above the ground, located 35.547616, -97.491683. With both signals coming from the same tower at drastically different power levels and heights above ground, strangely 92.9, the weaker station comes in the strongest at my house. The only explanation to that would be that maybe their antenna is on my side of the tower while 96.5 may be on the other side. I have no knowledge of this but just my own opinion. It is interesting though.
I am not sure if they plan on continuing their broadcast on 96.5 now that 92.9 is on but I am guessing the answer would be no because Tulsa has a high power station called Mix-96 on that frequency called. I would assume there are times when we have inversions, that we could have tropospheric propagation conditions where the strong Tulsa station would over power the low power local station. For that reason, I am pretty sure that 96.5 will eventually go away. Of course that is nothing but an opinion.