FCC Applications

FCC Report 8/28: Radio-One Claims Confusion Over DC Translator Applications

Radio-One is seeking a waiver or flexibility over two Washington DC translator applications after getting their filings mixed up.

FCC Report 8/21: More Power For WHOO

Genesis Communications' "Sports Talk 1080" WHOO Kissimmee/Orlando FL applies to relocate to the tower site that Star Over Orlando's 810 WRSO Orlovista is planning to abandon with a power increase.

FCC Report 8/7: Looking At First Week Of Second Phase Of AM Revitalization

The first week of at Class A/B phase of the AM Translator Revitalization Waiver Period is in the books. 240 stations filed to move translators in the first week, bringing the total amount of applications made since the waiver period began to 873. Salem Media made the most applications with eighteen. Other prolific applicants were iHeartMedia with 11, Midwest Communications with 6, Crawford Broadcasting with 5, and Mapleton and Saga Communications with 4 each. As a reminder, subscribers have exclusive access to the "AM Translator Tracker" checking the status of now all 873 revitalization applications.

FCC Report 7/31: Cesar Chavez Foundation Consents To Sale

The Cesar Chavez Foundation's Regional Mexican "La Campesina 90.5" KUFW Woodlake/Visalia CA has entered into a Consent Decree to pay a "civil penalty" of $12,500 over a petiton to deny its license renewal for airing commercials on a non-commercial license.

Wrapping Up Round 1 Of AM Revitalization

The first round of the AM Revitalization Translator Waiver Period came to a close as Thursday was the final day where only Class C and D AMs could apply for moves of FM translators within 250 miles. Since the waiver period opened on January 29 there were 634 applications, 536 grants, 17 dismissals, and 81 currently pending. Many of those currently pending have come from the past week where 63 new applications were made. Among the applications that are still awaiting approval are two of the original three applications for 95.9 near Washington DC. Hubbard had amended its application earlier this month for 1050 WBQH Silver Spring MD’s translator to instead operate on 93.5. Radio-One and Win Radio Broadcasting filed a settlement this week that will move 950 WCTN Potomac-Cabin John’...Read More

FCC Report 7/24: How Many Times Can You Lie To The FCC?

Juan Alberto Ayala is yet again attempting to modify 93.5 W228DF Four Corners FL without the approval of the station he claims will be rebroadcasting. In February we reported Ayala had withdrawn applications for W228DF after 88.3 WPOZ President James Hoge and CBS Radio Orlando Director of Engineering Matthew Agnesi called out W228DF for neither of its filed applications having written permission from those companies to rebroadcast their stations as legally mandated. Since then Ayala filed two additional applications. One specified iHeartMedia's 107.7 WMGF Mount Dora as originating station which was dismissed for yet again not gaining their permission and the second selected JVC Media's 103.1 WOTW Windermere. Following those applications JVC and IHeart have filed petitions to the FCC for...Read More

FCC Report 7/17: One For One World Trade

The new antenna at One World Trade Center in New York has its first radio applicant. Rahul Walia has spent the past several months moving the former 104.7 W284BW Franklin Township NJ across Central New Jersey. Now licensed to Perth Amboy NJ, W284BW now seeks to move to the newly constructed tower with 99 watts vertical/464 meters. The translator will operate with a very highly directional signal to protect Pamal CHR "K104.7" WSPK Poughkeepsie NY with all of its coverage going east towards Queens or southwest towards Staten Island and Bayonne NJ. W284BW is currently licensed to rebroadcast SBS Spanish AC "Amor 93.1" WPAT-FM Paterson NJ.

Syracuse Swap Revised Using Another Loophole

Family Life Ministries and Foxfur Communications have resubmitted their station swap to the FCC. The only change to the original deal is that Foxfur will no longer be operating 92.1 WOLF-FM Baldwinsville NY via Time Brokerage Agreement until the deal closes. Instead they have exploited another FCC loophole by granting Family Life consent to rebroadcast their 1300 WOSW Oswego NY until the deal closes. While WOSW was running Sports simulcasting sister “Fox Sports 1490” WOLF, it is now technically the originating station for the Country programming of WOLF-FM until the swap with Family Life closes. Original Report 6/15: The FCC has denied WOLF Radio/Foxfur Communications and Family Life Ministries swap of three Syracuse NY area stations and one translator and is fining Foxfur $20,...Read More

FCC Report 6/26

WVLK Translator Forced Off

Cumulus News/Talk 590 WVLK Lexington has lost its FM signal for the second time. The FCC has ordered Cumulus to take 101.1 W266AN Lexington dark following the 51 interference claims brought upon it by Mountain Broadcasting Service’s Country 101.1 WSGS Hazard. In April the FCC gave Cumulus thirty days to resolve the interference complaints or suspend operations. Cumulus followed in May with an Application For Review asking whether an interference claim can be brought upon by a station operating via STA from an auxiliary site for prolonged period of time, whether the Local Community Radio Act of 2010 requires a translator to remedy interference claims from a station over 100 miles away, and whether the LCRA required the FCC to assess translator interference equally to how LPFM’s ...Read More

FCC Applications 6/19: Two Stations Look To Downgrade Near Salt Lake City

Two Salt Lake City area rimshots are applying to downgrade and a Kansas City translator application is dismissed for spacing violations.

FCC Report 6/12: Pair of Boise FMs On The Move

FM Changes A pair of Boise market stations are on the move. Radio Rancho’s Regional Mexican “106.3 La Gran D” KDBI Homedale ID is applying to move to 106.5 with no changes to its 100kW/313m facilities. KDBI seeks a waiver in making the move in that it believes it would better serve the public interest being third adjacent to both Townsquare Media’s 105.9 KCIX Boise and Scripps’ 107.1 KTHI Caldwell than being second adjacent to KCIX. Impact Radio Rhythmic CHR “Wild 101.1” KWYD Parma applies for a new tower site closer to the population center while downgrading from a Class C0 to C1 with 100kW/194m. KSE Radio Ventures Classic Hits “Kool 105.1” KXKL-FM Denver applies to move to the new tower of sister 100.3 KIMN. KXKL-FM will downgrade fro...Read More

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