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Translator Upgrades Completed For FM 94.1; Digital Options Expanded For Listeners Everywhere

KNDY this week completed the move and upgrade of our translator at FM 94.1. The station rebroadcasts programming from KNDY-AM 1570. A process that began over two years ago with acquisition of the license for the translator allowed operation from a tower south of Marysville. In efforts to upgrade the signal, antennas were added to the KNDY-AM tower at the north edge of Marysville this summer. Following transmitter adjustments, and improving audio processing capabilities, FM 94.1 was returned to the air in recent weeks at reduced power. As of Friday the translator was operating at full authorized power of 250 watts. The signal covers approximately an area extending 10-12 miles from Marysville, and is primarily designed to supplement nighttime coverage for KNDY-AM 1570, which is mandated to reduce power after sunset. Although not as complete in coverage as AM 1570 during the day, or sister station KNDY-FM 95.5 at 25,000 watts full time, at some 50-60 miles, the translator has allowed broadcast of evening events, such as Marysville High School football and basketball games. Those home and away games are also online via the Network One Sports link at kndyradio.com. A podcast option was added this fall allowing listeners to hear or download games any time after the following Monday.

In addition, KNDY-FM 95.5 began full time streaming online this summer at kndyradio.com. The move was an effort to address the growing online audience potential, including those outside our coverage area, as well as crossing over onto mobile applications.

Technology is allowing advanced options for reaching listeners, but at the same time requires additional resources and diligence in tapping into rapidly changing environments. The stations website is continually updated with local news, weather, and sports information, and serves as a resource to explore programming. KNDY on Facebook is rapidly approaching 1400 likes, and is yet another conduit for communicating real time information. Those who use Twitter can follow us; links to our social media sites are listed below.

• KNDY On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kndyradio
• KNDY On Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kndyradio


About Bruce Dierking

Bruce Dierking owns and operates Dierking Communications, Inc. with stations KNDY/KNDY FM Marysville, KS since 1988, KQNK/KQNK FM Norton, KS since 1999, and KDNS FM/KZDY FM Glen Elder since 2008. A fifth generation native of Marshall County, and a 1980 graduate of Marysville High School, he began a broadcasting career working part time at the age of 14 for Herb and Ruby Hoeflicker at KNDY. After attending Colby, Kansas Community College, with a major in business and broadcasting, Dierking returned to his hometown covering sports and sales, now having served as the voice of the Marysville Bulldogs, as well as area teams for over 35 years. Active in various leadership roles, he has served as President with the Marysville Jaycees, President of the Kansas Jaycees, and National Vice President with the US Jr Chamber of Commerce. He has been a board member, and past President of the Marysville Chamber of Commerce, served many years as Vice President of Marshall County Development Corporation, served 8 years on the Kansas Association of Broadcasters including Secretary/Treasurer, Chair Elect, and Chairman of the board. He has twice served terms on the Good Shepherd Lutheran School Board serving as President, and held several leadership roles with Mt Calvary Lutheran Church, serving as congregation Chairman. He, his wife Lesa, and daughter Allison are active in many community activities, contributing to, providing publicity for, and volunteering. He is currently active with the Marysville Historic Depot restoration project, serving as Vice President. A mentor to many in the broadcasting industry, Dierking continues an active role in station operations, on the air with the morning show each day, traveling many nights to cover ballgames, and present covering local events for news broadcasts. He is passionate about his community, and the rural midwest. An active historian, genealogy, community development, Kansas and architectural history are among interests. Dierking enjoys travel, having visited nearly every state, and several foreign countries. He is a fan of music, and enjoys reading.