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Local FM radio station to move down the dial

KNCO-FM is about a month away from switching to a new radio frequency.

Currently marketed as STAR 94.3, the radio station is working toward moving a couple of notches down the FM dial to 94.1.

The move will allow the station, whose frequency rights were purchased by First Broadcasting, Inc. in October, to remain in local hands and continue with the same programming and staff.

“We’ll be working with First Broadcasting” in deciding when to make the switch, said Bob Breck, chief executive and general manager of Nevada County Broadcasters, the station’s owners.

“Looks like the end of March,” Breck said this week.

The move opens the door for First Broadcasting to pursue expansion of the 94.3 frequency of a radio station it owns in Jackson (Amador County).

The purchase agreement was reached in part because the Jackson station’s stronger signal often interfered with the Grass Valley frequency.

Nevada County Broadcasters also owns KNCO-AM 830, which went on the air in 1978.

-Kevin Wiser

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