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Radio Sausalito

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Webcast  Listen Live
Frequency  1610 kHz (AM)
Format  Jazz, Community radio
Power  0.1 watts
Website  [1]
City of license  Sausalito
Owner  Jonathan Westerling
First air date  March 2000
Slogan  Foot-Stompin' Jazz and Local Information

Radio Sausalito (1610AM) is a "Part 15" radio station broadcasting a Big Band Jazz format on 1610 AM. The station is noncommercial and serves the Southern Marin County, California area. The station has partnerships with the local paper, the local library, and local businesses which host its programs. Its programming is also made available online via podcasts. The station has an agreement with the city of Sausalito to provide information to residents in the event of an emergency. In 2009 the station was selected as the audio accompaniment to the community calendar on Marin TV cable channels 26, 27, and 30. As of Summer 2012, Radio Sausalito is also broadcasting on 1710 AM in Central San Rafael. The station broadcast the first and last games of the San Rafael Pacifics baseball team.

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History

The station began in 2000 as an FM station on 100.1 MHz. Following a complaint from Comcast, Radio Sausalito changed its transmitting frequency to 1610 kHz on the AM band in 2005.

As of June 2009, their programming is heard along with the community bulletin board throughout Marin via MarinTV on cable channels 26 and 27.

According to a December 2012 story on KGO-TV, the station has its studios in a Victorian in Sausalito with less than one watt of power.

In June 2015, The Joys Of Jazz, produced by Radio Sausalito, was awarded the Bronze trophy for "Best Regularly Scheduled Music Program".

Personalities

  • Dizzy Jones: Host of The Last Dance
  • Mitchell Field: Host of the Field Trip
  • Legality

    Though unlicensed, the station broadcasts legally according to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Title 47 CFR Part 15 allows Radio Sausalito to legally broadcast so long as it meets a specific power limitation and prohibit it from interfering with commercial radio stations. Its top of the hour ID lists the FCC certification ID of NWXAM1000.

    References

    Radio Sausalito Wikipedia


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