Classical KING FM has been broadcasting locally at 98.1MHz on the FM dial since May 21, 1948. Our broadcast transmitter is located on West Tiger Mountain near Issaquah, WA (Latitude: 27, 30,16,21 N Longitude: 121,58,33, 5 W). Due to the area's hilly terrain, some radio receivers need additional antenna support:
For table or portable radios try re-positioning the radio or antenna orientation toward the KING FM transmitter location.
For home stereos that have a hookup for an external antenna there are several types of external antennas. An indoor Dipole antenna is very inexpensive (less than $5.00), and can be positioned on an interior wall in either a horizontal or vertical orientation. When horizontally mounted the broad side of the antenna should be directed towards the KING FM transmitter. Try moving the antenna around for a clearer signal. A set of TV rabbit ears also can work well as a simple dipole antenna.
Other antennas include powered plug-in models that provide greater reception gain as well as some signal amplification, and range between $15.00 and $50.00.
Classical KING FM has been streaming on the Internet since December, 1995. Streaming media is a wonderful way to take great classical music to work, as the stream feeds are available on your computer via an Internet connection. You can listen to KING FM with the Windows Media player on a 32kbps (kilo bit per second) stream - or with the Abacast plug-in module on a 64kbps stream. Both the Windows Media player and the Abacast plug-in are available as a free download. Click here to begin streaming KING FM right now.
Classical KING FM is broadcasting locally in glorious CD quality, high definition digital radio. HD digital radio is the most significant advancement in radio broadcasting since the introduction of FM stereo more than 50 years ago. HD Radio technology enables KING FM to broadcast our programs digitally - while providing a tremendous technological leap from our current analog broadcast. Click here to find out more about high definition radio.
Classical KING FM is now being offered in digital quality throughout most of Western Washington by Comcast Cable. If you subscribe to Comcast Digital Cable - you're already good to go! Tune your Digital Cable Set-Top Box to digital channel 986, and you can listen to great classical music through your television. And with a simple audio connection from your digital set-top box to your home stereo amplifier - KING FM never sounded so good. This is especially true for listeners residing away from the Seattle area, or in those hilly, reception-challenged areas. If you do not currently subscribe to digital cable, a set-top box can be leased for about $1 per month. Click here to find out if Classical KING FM is available on your cable television system.
iPhone & Android Mobile App
Classical KING FM began broadcasting online in December of 1995 with the first ever live broadcast of a symphonic concert. Shortly after that KING FM became one of the first stations in the world to offer full time streaming online. Now this great music is available wherever you go, virtually anywhere in the country and around the world. With the new KING FM iPhone app & Android app, we’re just a click away. Best of all, it’s free!