When Ozcat Radio first received our FCC license as KZCT-FM in 2009, it was the outcome of a years-long battle for the frequency with out of town interests who wanted to automate it. At that time we had to hammer out a hole in the already full Bay Area radio market, which required us to be low power, even though we have a full power license.
Circumstances have changed, so the FCC has given us the go-ahead to bump our power to 1,000 watts, a pretty hefty increase over our current 12 watts. Yes, twelve. If you listen when you drive, you know our weak areas of town. This should go a long way toward fixing that, as well as boosting our signal strength all over town and our reach outside.
The expense is more than our budget will allow, so we’re holding our first ever on-air fundraiser to cover the expense of upgrading our broadcast chain: transmitter and antenna, pre-broadcast signal processing, and a replacement for our aging control room mixing board to drive it all. Our goal is $20,000. For which the entire community gets a better radio station. Click the heart to show some love.