FCC Applications

FCC Report 5/22: Radio-One Acts To Quickly Fill DC Frequency Vacancy

Following last week's dismissal of WOOK-LP Washington DC, Radio-One has quickly moved to fill the 103.1 vacancy in the nation's capital.

FCC Report 5/15: Another Atlanta Upgrade Dismissed

Cox Media's decade long attempt to improve the Atlanta coverage of 95.5 WSBB-FM Doraville GA has been denied due to actions of the other party involved.

FCC Revokes Washington DC LPFM Over Intent To Decieve

The FCC has revoked the Construction Permit for 103.1 WOOK-LP Washington DC for multiple violations including gaming the points system used to grant licenses during the 2013 LPFM Window. Sincere Seven was granted the CP for WOOK-LP and quickly met with a Petition To Deny filed by Radio-One on the grounds that S7 was not an eligible nonprofit at the time of the filing. That petition was denied, but in a subsequent Petition For Reconsideration, Radio-One argued that Sincere Seven failed to list Executive Officer Perry Redd in filings their filing and mentioning that Redd was a convicted felon. The agency did order S7 to amend their applications to list Redd and his convictions which they failed to comply with. The larger violation towards WOOK-LP came from a letter to the agency submitted by...Read More

FCC Report 5/8: COL Swap In Western PA

Frank Iorio's Radio Partners Inc. seeks to swap city-of-license at two of his stations in Western Pennsylvania.

Chicago Public Media & WDCB Chicago Reach Interference Settlement

Chicago Public Media and College of Dupage’s Jazz 90.9 WDCB Glen Ellyn IL have reached a settlement over the interference caused by Chicago Public Media’s 91.1 W217BM Chicago that will see the groups start a “creative collaboration”. Chicago Public Media has been operating W217BM with 10 watts/365.2m from the Willis Tower instead of its licensed 99 watts due to interference complaints from WDCB since shortly after its launch in 2014. To help satisfy the issues, Robert Feder reports that CPM and WDCB have agreed to a long-term arrangement to have 90.7 WRTE Chicago continue to simulcast WDCB to fill in the station’s coverage holes in downtown Chicago. WRTE operates with 6w/107.3m. W217BM carries CPM’s “Vocalo” younger skewing public radio programming origi...Read More

FCC Report 5/1: When Contingent Applications Go Awry In Suburban Atlanta

Back in 2009, Radio Training Network's "93.3 The Joy-FM" WVFJ-FM Manchester GA, Rome Radio Partners' 93.5 WSRM Coosa GA and Cox Media Urban AC "Kiss 104.1" WALR-FM Greenville GA filed contingent applications to modify their facilities. The moves would see WVFJ-FM change city-of-license to Greenville while upgrading from a Class C1 to C0, WSRM move to a new tower site with a directional antenna to protect WVFJ-FM, and WALR-FM downgrade from a C0 to C1 while changing city-of-license to Palmetto.After a series of application modifications and objections the FCC has finally ruled on what can proceed.

FCC Report 4/24: Two Boston Translator Move-Ins Break Stalemate

The two MX'd translator applications in Boston have reached a resolution allowing both to be granted CPs.

FCC Report 4/3: WBUR Seeks To Improve Worcester Coverage

Public News/Talkers in Boston and Salt Lake City seek coverage upgrades and an AM revitalization translator cancels its plans to leave St. Louis.

FCC Report 3/27: KRZC Deleted Following Accusations Of Falsified Station Application

Station Deletions 89.3 KRZC Scotts Valley CA was deleted following Calvary Chapel of Santa Cruz’s request that the agency delete its pending license and all contingent Construction Permits following a January Petition to Deny by Eschaton Foundation. The petition stated that KRZC was not constructed as authorized prior to its CP expiring and falsified its license application to the agency. CCSC and Eschaton’s 89.3 KZJV Santa Cruz were set to share time on the air. FM Changes Valleydale Broadcasting applies to increase 101.3 KEPZ Colfax LA from 1.8kw/73.3m to 6kw/82.7m from its current tower site. Wisdom Ministries Gospel 104.5 KJTX Jefferson TX seeks to raise antenna height and drop power from 4.4kw/117m to 2.5kw/157m from its current tower site. AM Revitalization Translator App...Read More

FCC Report 3/20: Another Upgrade For KQFO

Alexandra Communications applies for yet another upgrade for 100.1 KQFO Pasco WA.

FCC Report 3/13: WXCY Biggest Move In Slow Week

Delmarva Broadcasting Country 103.7 WXCY Havre de Grace MD's application to move to its auxiliary antenna highlights a very quiet week for FCC applications.

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