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Listen Online - Even After Dark!

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Like most AM radio stations, KBEC 1390 has to lower its broadcasting range after sunset. Fear not, loyal listeners, because with the power of the internet you can listen to us online any time - day or night!

 

 

While not such an issue during the bright summer months, the early nights of the winter season have traditionally been somewhat of a problem for not only us at KBEC, but almost all AM radio stations.  The FCC, or Federal Communications Commission, mandates that we lower our broadcasting output by 50% (or from 500 W to 250 W for those of you who are more technically inclined) with nightfall.  The reason for this is that there are changes in the atmosphere, specifically the ionosphere, after sunset which let AM signals travel much farther than they would during the day.  If you'd like to see a graphical representation of how this works, you should check this out.  To give you an idea of how much farther these signals travel, people in New Zealand can hear Australian AM stations at night because they do not lower their power after sundown!  With the sun setting sometimes earlier than 5 PM in December, this can make a big difference in how we manage our programming.

Luckily for us, our online stream means that our listeners can hear us loud and clear 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!  That means that fans of our programs like The Afternoon Drive, Jon Garrett's Live in Texas, the Gulf Coast Cowboy Hour, and Ol' Doc's Gospel Music Show can listen to their favorite shows no matter where they are or what the sun is doing.  All you have to do is click on the "Listen Live" button at the top of our webpage or simply click here.  We are proud to be such a hub for our local communities here in the north-central Texas area, but we know we also have many other listeners from across the globe and we want to make sure that y'all know we know you're out there!  From all of us at KBEC, whether you are listening ten miles away or ten-thousand, thanks for listening and we hope you keep tuning in for more Classic Texas Music!