ATU Upgrade for WPLI 1390kHz

How much difference can an ATU upgrade make for a station’s performance? A LOT, when you look at this case in point, WPLI-AM in Lynchburg, VA. Owned by Mel Wheeler, Inc., WPLI was in desperate need of a replacement for their old Raytheon ATU (that information alone says how old it is). For some background, […]

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Station of the Month

Station of the Month: WBCM Radio Bristol

Our next Station of the Month is one that is very near and dear to our hearts here at Kintronic, because it happens to be right here in Bristol, Tennessee and celebrates the rich music roots of the Appalachian region that we call home. WBCM Radio Bristol is as much a community radio station as […]

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Station of the Month: WWFD 820 AM

The featured Station of the Month for April is Hubbard Broadcasting’s WWFD (The Gamut) 820 AM. They broadcast to the sprawling and diverse Washington, D.C. market, which has a population of over 6 million people between D.C., Maryland and Virginia. WWFD is strikingly different from most AM stations for multiple reasons, one obvious reason being […]

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DL-450WP-618EIA 450kW AM Dummy Load

Large Medium Wave Project for the Thai Government

In May of 2019, we received the official order for a project in partnership with Loxley Public Company Ltd., a system integrator in Thailand, to design and manufacture a 3-tower, 400kW phasing and matching system for the Thailand Public Relations Department (PRD). This was a team effort of the Kintronic engineering and production staff and […]

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Station of the Month: KLZ-AM

Station of the Month: KLZ 560 AM

Our next Station of the Month is KLZ-AM, 560 kHz, another historic radio station, hence the three-letter call sign. KLZ is owned by Crawford Broadcasting and covers the Denver-Boulder-Longmont and Northern Colorado areas. It happens to have the lowest position on the dial, which means it is the first station that is heard when scanning […]

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Thilafushi MW Site

AM Transmission Site in Paradise

We wrapped up the year 2019 with the completion of a new Medium Wave transmission site on the remote island of Thilafushi in the Republic of the Maldives under a contract with Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) Australia. Initially this looks like an ordinary tower site on a beach, but Thilafushi is actually a man-made island […]

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Station of the Month: Entercom KDKA-AM

Station of the Month: KDKA 1020 AM

With the start of a new year and a new decade, we are excited to present a new feature on our website where we highlight a different AM radio station each month. It seemed appropriate that we kick off this feature with the station that pioneered the radio broadcast industry with the first commercial broadcast […]

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CHAK Installation

KTL Nails Pre-Tune, Saving Engineer from Extreme North Pole Temps

Kintronic Labs is dedicated to providing a high-quality product as well as high-quality customer service, and part of that is factory pre-tuning every system that leaves our facility. KTL recently provided an Antenna Tuning Unit for CBC’s CHAK-AM based in Inuvik, Northwestern Territories. It is installations like this one that remind us why the pre-tuning […]

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