Thursday, December 8, 2005
Classical Music Can Be Heard Again
By Rick Nathanson
Journal Staff Writer
More than 41/2 years ago, Albuquerque's longtime classical music station, KHFM, relocated on the FM band from 96.3 to 95.5. The change immediately upset listeners primarily east of Juan Tabo NE, who found it near ly impossible to receive the signal.
Those classical music lovers could enjoy a special gift this holiday season as the station's signal becomes available to them again, simulcast on 102.9-FM.
"We hope to have it operational by Christmas," said Scott Hutton, general manager of American General Media, which owns the station.
AGM's solution to the reception problem, caused by interference from a portion of the Sandia Mountains, was to purchase an additional translator on a separate frequency atop Sandia Crest. The new translator fills in the gaps.