If you live or drive west of the 405 in Los Angeles, you've no doubt run into static or other stations interfering when you tune in to 89.3 KPCC. Relief is here.
In early November, we completed a project to improve coverage on the Westside. Listeners in Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Sawtelle, Brentwood and neighboring communities should notice a stronger signal with less static and interference from other stations.
The project began more than a year ago and involved some state-of-the-art engineering, with help from NPR Labs.
"The hope is that we can apply the advances we learned on the Westside to help create an even better listening experience for members in other parts of Los Angeles," said Doug Johnson, Vice President of Operations at KPCC/Southern California Public Radio.
"Our engineering staff are sticklers for premium sound quality," he added. "Where we can make the signal sound better, we want to do that."
The improvement not only benefits members listeners who live and work on the Westside, but also commuters who cross the Sepulveda Pass and travel along PCH between Santa Monica and Malibu.
This project was funded by a gift from members of the Southern California Public Radio Board of Trustees.