In late March, one of the nation’s most listened to Classical radio brands found itself in a quandary. An FM translator with 250 watts had signed on the air, using a tower near the old Candlestick Park adjacent to U.S. Highway 101 in the southeastern part of San Francisco.
Taking matters into its own hands, this University of Southern California station offered its audience a downloadable one-page “Interference Complaint” for listeners who have trouble picking up broadcasts via this signal.
It worked: A silent STA came in July. Now, the questionable FM translator no longer exists.
Instead, a different translator with a different signal contour has arrived in the East Bay.