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Wynne Broadcasting is a Local Leader in the Klamath Basin Community
It's tough to find a neighbor around here who doesn't recognize the voice of Bob Wynne. As the "personality" of Wynne Broadcasting, he is the man behind KFLS, The Eagle 104.7, and even sports radio in this part of the state.
Wynne grew up sweeping the floors and working weekends at his father’s AM radio station in Klamath Falls. He loved being a part of the production and "was eager to move up the ranks." When his father moved on to become county commissioner in 1976, Wynne took the reins. Over time, he grew the local news station into the company that would be Wynne Broadcasting: six community-centric stations offering a range of music and news, from AM news to classic rock. The most recent station launched in November 2013 and carries Oregon Ducks sports on “1240 – The Winner.” In fact, Wynne Broadcasting is the only locally owned and operated broadcast media in the Klamath Basin.
Even though Wynne Broadcasting has been in the neighborhood for years, the company is no stranger to new ideas and new technologies. Wynne has been offering streaming content at klamathradio.com, to make sure Klamath’s airwaves stay stocked for years to come. He's a technology adopter who upgraded to Cal-Ore’s fiber network as soon as he found out about it.
“Reliability is where Cal-Ore really shines," says Wynne. "We needed to be able to stream without interruption, and a lot of our traffic functions are in the cloud."
"Cal-Ore stepped up and connected us to their fiber network at just the right time. We now have a closed-looped network from our studios to our main transmitters and that dynamic is incredible. I think that’s exciting.”
Wynne shares the same passion for radio as he does for the Klamath community. He considers it his responsibility to inform listeners of the daily events, like making sure listeners know whether wood burning is allowed, if schools are closed for snow, or if highway traffic is at a standstill.
It’s also the bigger things – like donating airtime to nonprofits like United Way and the Klamath Animal Shelter. Cal-Ore is proud to be a partner of Wynne Broadcasting – part of the community of real people that make up the Klamath Basin.