David and Gillian Sutton, owners of KRSN AM Radio 1490, have just found another place on the radio dial to call home. They’ve recently acquired space on the FM dial at 107.1.
And don’t worry, KRSN AM 1490 isn’t going anywhere, their new space on the FM band will be an exact duplicate of their AM signal, so all of your favorite programs, whether that is the morning show with Dave and Nancy or sports with the Los Alamos Monitor’s own Mike Maez-Cote can now also be heard in crystal clear, stereo FM.
Friday was the station’s first full day of broadcasting on the FM side, according to David.
Why play the exact format at a different space on the dial? Gillian and David said there is a method to their madness. According to Gillian, FM 107.1 will have the same reach as AM 1490, but they hope with the FM 107.1 signal to reach more listeners within that same range.
The couple discovered that it’s not just about certain people preferring FM over AM, but after doing some research, they found some residents literally can’t get the AM station inside their homes, due to the metal construction materials that are used to make modern buildings.
“FM has no trouble getting through steel,” Gillian said.