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Radio Cupertino (1670 AM)

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About Radio Cupertino (1670 AM)

Mic-RadioWQGH344 (Radio Cupertino) is the City of Cupertino's AM radio station, broadcasting on the frequency of 1670 AM. Radio Cupertino provides residents with up-to-date information on city news, community events, construction projects, road conditions, weather forecasts and emergency preparedness. Cupertino city meetings are also broadcast at various times throughout the week.

In the event of a emergency, tune into Radio Cupertino for the latest information on the nature of the emergency, the impact of the emergency on the community, and instructions for local residents.

Radio Cupertino broadcasts 24 hours a day.

 

Radio Programming Schedule*

Tune to Radio Cupertino for Daily Updates on the Coronavirus Outbreak and its Impact to the Cupertino Community. 

SPECIAL COVID-19 RADIO PROGRAMS

Governor Gavin Newsom's Daily COVID-19 Briefings  (Live and Rebroadcast)
Governor Newsom provides daily updates on the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact to the State of California.   This are normally broadcast live daily at 12 noon.

Q&A on COVID-19  (selected weekdays at 12 PM and 8 PM)
Public affairs program on the COVID-19 Pandemic, produced by the World Health Organization.

 

CITY MEETING RADIO BROADCASTS 

THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2020
Parks and Recreation Commission Teleconference Meeting - 7:00 pm (LIVE) 

FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2020
City Council Special Teleconference Meeting - 5:45 pm (LIVE) 

MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2020
Planning Commission Meeting - 6:45 pm (LIVE) 

* Public Service Announcements, unless otherwise specified 

Technical Considerations

 Radio Cupertino has a daytime broadcast range of about three to five miles. During the day, our station can be heard throughout most of Cupertino, as well as parts of Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Campbell, Saratoga, and west San Jose. At night, however, our signal is significantly reduced due to interference from skywave propagation. Skywave propagation is the refraction of radio waves back to the Earth's surface by the ionosphere that allows distant AM radio stations to be heard as clearly as the local stations.

Because Radio Cupertino is a low-powered radio station (10 watts maximum) and operates on a secondary basis to regular commercial radio stations, we are not entitled to interference protection from these nighttime signals. As such, our effective nighttime broadcast range is generally less than a mile due to frequent propagation interference from stations in Redding and Moreno Valley. Other common sources of radio interference may include proximity to power lines and home electronic and telecommunications equipment.

At 1670 AM, Radio Cupertino operates in the extended AM broadcast band (1610 to 1710 KHz). This band was established by the FCC in 1993. Most radio receivers manufactured before this year are not capable of tuning to these higher AM frequencies.