Undetermined radio source near central Houston

I was out driving back from shooting pool with some friends of mine, last Friday night.  We encountered a strange radio station at 91.5fm.  Now, in my neck of the woods, 91.5 is an LPFM (Low Power FM) stations run by the local car wash, to give details about their washes and processes.  Evidentially, from just outside the Galleria area’s western side, on in to the downtown area, you can hear someone broadcasting on 91.5fm.  Does this go on all night? I don’t know.  I know it was going on from 1:30am until around 3:30am when I lost the signal.  The thing is, it’s NOT any regular radio station.  At my friends house, we listened for an hour, and no station ID.  Not even a single spoken word.  Just a lot of different styles of music.  Trust me, it’s not a Jack station… I think it’s a Cap’n Jack station.. you know, Cap’n Jack the Pirate?
You heard me.  Next time you’re down there on a Friday or Saturday night, inside the loop, maybe around montrose, the heights, downtown… tune in 91.5 around 1:30 am, and listen.  If there’s dead air, keep listening.  Maybe you’ll hear somethin new and neat.
Wish I knew who that was so I could 1) score an interview for the blog, and 2) find out what this one song I heard, was.
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UPDATE: The radio source on 91.5 has been found to be Rice University’s station 91.7, simulcasting at a lower power on 91.5 Not sure of the reason, but hey, to each their own. They were just playing things I normally don’t hear, even on their station, and a bunch of dead air for a few minutes, at one point. My mistake, and apologies.

5 Comments so far

  1. cynthia (unregistered) on November 16th, 2005 @ 12:51 pm

    I know that KTRU broadcasts to the local area around Rice University on 91.5. They don’t talk much, especially not at 1:30 in the morning, so maybe it was just KTRU?

  2. Fyre (unregistered) on November 16th, 2005 @ 3:28 pm

    I thought that KTRU was on 91.7, not 91.5

  3. Scott (unregistered) on November 25th, 2005 @ 9:59 am

    Right, but around Rice, KTRU does a low power broadcast to 91.5 for some reason.
    From here:
    “91.7fm, KTRU in Houston, Texas
    91.5fm in the vicinity of Rice University”

  4. Eric (unregistered) on November 25th, 2005 @ 5:52 pm

    *nodnod* I did some further checking. You’re right. Weird, though. Maybe they do specific events on the low power, sometimes, and do general stuff on the high power? *shrug* Who knows.

  5. Deano (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2005 @ 10:37 am

    could it be a bleed over from someone’s sattelite radio receiver…alot of those are FM wireless transmitters

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