The Federal Communications Commission has approved an Everett radio station's application to build new broadcast towers that will boost...

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The Federal Communications Commission has approved an Everett radio station’s application to build new broadcast towers that will boost its signal from 5,000 watts to 34,000 during the day and 50,000 at night.

KRKO-AM 1380’s reach now is limited largely to Snohomish County, said Andy Skotdal, president and general manager of the family-owned station. When the new towers begin operating later this year, he said, car radios from Mount Vernon to Tacoma should be able to pick up its sports-based programming.

The power boost also will eliminate gaps in KRKO’s signal within Snohomish County, Skotdal added.

The four new towers — one 349 feet tall, the other three 199 feet tall — will be built two miles south of the city of Snohomish.