KYCY Radio Transmitter Facility Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Jose, City of (City of San Jose)
Document Title
KYCY Radio Transmitter Facility Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preperation

Document Description
CBS/Infinity Broadcasting has applied for a general Plan Amendment (GP00-04-001) for the purpose of constructing a 50 kilowatt (KW) amplitude modulating (AM) transmitting antenna facility at the Newby Island Landfill. The station is for Radio KYCY 1550 AM currently operating at 10 KW from their current transmitter site near the City of San Mateo. The proposed transmitter station would comprise about 10 acres and would consist of a directional array of four 400 ft. tall guyed towers arranged in an L-pattern spaced between 160 ft. to 300 ft. apart, depending on the location of each tower within the array. There would be 120 guy wires radiating outward from each tower at three degree intervals for stabilization. The transmitter facility will also have a 1000 sq. ft. transmitter building to house the associated radio frequency (RF) equipment. A stand-by generator unit will also be required which may be a self-contained unit or attached to the transmitter building. At each tower, there will be a small equipment shelter 4 ft. x 6 ft. x 3 ft. to house a devise to tune the antenna. Each tower would receive the radio signal via a buried coaxial cable from transmitter building. Also, associated with each tower would be copper wires buried about six inches below the ground for operational purposes. The site would be unmanned except for periodic maintenance. FCC construction approvals for daytime and nighttime broadcasting from the Newby Island Landfill site have been approved. In addition, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved construction of the towers at the landfill site. The towers would be painted and lighted in accordance with FAA Advisory Circular AC 70/7460, latest version.

Contact Information
Akoni Danielson
City of San Jose, Department of Planning
Building & Code Enforcement 801 North First Street, Room 400
San Jose, CA 95110-1795

(408) 227-4576


San Jose
Santa Clara
Cross Streets
Dixon Landing Road
Total Acres
State Highways
Interstate 880

Notice of Completion

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Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Cumulative Effects Other Issues Other Issues: Biological Resources
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, District 4 Department of Conservation Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 3 Native American Heritage Commission Office of Emergency Services, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 2 Resources Agency Resources, Recycling and Recovery San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission State Lands Commission
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