Many listeners to Northern California Public Media's KRCB FM Radio 91 have written, called, or posted on Facebook and Twitter asking what is wrong with the 91.1 signal, or letting us know that they can't hear 91.1 any more. Here is what's up with the 91.1 signal in Sonoma County. The main transmitter, auxiliary transmitter, associated electronics and transmitter building completely burned in the Kincade Fire. The transmission site is a complete loss, with the exception of the antenna and antenna support, which were replaced in March of this year. 

91.1 transmitter building after the fire L 2inside 91.1 transmitter building after the fire 11 2019 Lremaining transmitter rack at 91.1 transmitter building 11 2019 Lj
The first picture is the transmitter building after the fire; the second picture is looking into the transmitter building through the hole where the air conditioning unit was; the third picture is the remaining rack where the 91.1 transmitter resided.

At the present time, KRCB FM 91.1 is operating from an emergency transmitter and antenna at a different location until an available temporary location nearer the original transmission site for the transmitter and antenna can be located pending complete reconstruction of the transmission facilities. 

While we are working to get new transmission facilities up and running, we are also looking at different ways in which we can improve coverage for KRCB FM Radio 91.
You can still listen to Radio 91 at 91.1 south of Santa Rosa into Rohnert Park can Cotati; our second signal at 90.9 is still covering much of Santa Rosa and into Sebastopol. Radio 91 is also available via the online stream at, as well as on the free Northern California Public Media app available for all smart devices. 

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