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New Station Will Feature A Familiar Voice
BILL VIRGIN P-I reporter. Seattle Post - Intelligencer. Seattle, Wash.: Apr 7, 2005. pg. C.3

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[Sandi Woodruff] also plans to air the station on a translator transmitter based on Capitol Hill, meaning it also should cover much of Seattle. While the translator operates at about the same power range as LPFM, Woodruff says, the tower can be much taller, so the signal could reach from Renton to Mountlake Terrace.

The morning host will be Kacie Sommers, who has worked on such stations as KJR (AM and FM), KISW-FM and KBSG-FM. Most recently she was afternoon host on an FM station in Aberdeen. Woodruff herself will take the afternoon shift.

Once on the air KCFL-LP's programming will be "fairly free form," Woodruff says, with an eclectic music mix of current and classic pop, country, adult contemporary and jazz songs, combined with news and information and comedy. Woodruff says she'll also throw in her own commentary. "I have issues and I want to talk," she says.

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Copyright Hearst Communications Inc., Hearst Newspapers Division Apr 7, 2005

ON RADIO

A new station - actually, one station on two frequencies - is coming to Seattle and much of the Eastside in the next few weeks, and it plans to debut with a voice familiar to local listeners.

KCFL-LP (104.5) is a low-power FM station that should make it to the air within a week or two, depending on how fast the tower and transmitter can be set up, says Sandi Woodruff, a consulting broadcast engineer who has worked on launching LPFM stations around Washington.

With its transmitter situated in Fall City, KCFL's home signal coverage could reach as far as Redmond and parts of Bellevue that aren't blocked by terrain, she adds.

Woodruff also plans to air the station on a translator transmitter based on Capitol Hill, meaning it also should cover much of Seattle. While the translator operates at about the same power range as LPFM, Woodruff says, the tower can be much taller, so the signal could reach from Renton to Mountlake Terrace.

Woodruff has permits for several translator frequencies in hand, but hasn't decided which one KCFL-LP will use. The lease for the Capitol Hill tower is effective May 1, so the station could debut soon after that.

The morning host will be Kacie Sommers, who has worked on such stations as KJR (AM and FM), KISW-FM and KBSG-FM. Most recently she was afternoon host on an FM station in Aberdeen. Woodruff herself will take the afternoon shift.

Once on the air KCFL-LP's programming will be "fairly free form," Woodruff says, with an eclectic music mix of current and classic pop, country, adult contemporary and jazz songs, combined with news and information and comedy. Woodruff says she'll also throw in her own commentary. "I have issues and I want to talk," she says.

Woodruff is also planning to put on the air the nationally syndicated Dr. Demento program of novelty and comedy songs.

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