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FCC Applications 11/12: Dozens Of New Translators Granted

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit ApplicationsDozens of more new translator CP’s have been granted since our last report.

Clear Channel was one of the biggest beneficiaries as it gained eight new translators:

  • 94.1 W231CM Southampton, NY – 250 watts – // 97.5 WALK-FM Patchouge
  • 94.9 W235BY Vineland, NJ – 100 watts – // 94.7 WDSD Dover, DE
  • 94.9 W235BX Colliers, WV – 56 watts – // 94.5 WWSW-FM Pittsburgh, PA
  • 96.5 W243DB Kingston, NY – 90 watts – // 96.1 WPKF Poughkeepsie
  • 100.1 K261ED St. Louis, MO – 130 watts – // 100.3 KMJM-FM Bridgeton
  • 100.7 W264CT Shorewood, WI – 104 watts – // 100.7 WKKV-FM Racine
  • 103.7 W279CM Mount Vernon IL – 250 watts – // 89.7 WBMV Mount Vernon
  • 104.9 W285EV Houlton, MN – 250 watts – // 107.9 KQQL Anoka

Cavalry Satellite Network gains 103.9 W280EM Chicago, broadcasting with 8 watts from the top of the Willis Tower rebroadcasting 88.1 WTZI Rosemont. CSN also gains CP’s for a few translators in the Chicago suburbs and near Spokane, WA.

  • 95.1 W236CF Homewood, IL – 11 watts – // 89.9 WHLP Hanna, IN
  • 95.1 W236CG Bowlingbrook, IL – 16 watts – // 89.9 WHLP Hanna, IN
  • 93.3 K227CD Spokane, WA – 99 watts – // 97.3 KKRS Davenport

CBS Sports 810” WRSO Orlovista, FL will gain an FM simulcast via Carl Tutera’s 93.1 W226BT Orlando with 250 watts.

Big Bend Broadcasting’s 94.9 K235CB Chandler, AZ will rebroadcasting the currently silent Phoenix rimshot 99.5 KRPH Morristown with 20 watts from downtown Phoenix.

Educational Media Foundation gains two more signals. 100.3 K262CF Kansas City, KS with 16 watts rebroadcasting 97.3 KLRX Lee’s Summit, MO and 107.5 K298BQ Coeur D’Alene, ID with 250 watts simulcasting 101.9 KTSL Medical Lake, WA.

Northeast Broadcasting AAA “92.5 The River” WXRV Andover, MA gains an additional signal in Boston’s southwest suburbs with 96.5 W243DC Needham. The new translator will operate with 10 watts.

Among the other new CP’s of note:

  • 94.3 W232CK Gary, IN – Friends Of Christian Radio – 12 watts – // 104.7 WFRN-FM Elkhart
  • 96.5 W243DD Suffolk, VA – Delmarva Educational Associations – 80 watts – // 89.1 WWIP Cheriton
  • 96.9 W245CD Lafayette, IN – Kaspar Broadcasting – 250 watts – // 99.7 WSHW Frankfort
  • 98.7 W254BZ Carbondale, IL – Russell Withers – 120 watts – // 100.7 KGMO Cape Girardeau, MO
  • 98.9 W255CN Athens, GA – Southern Broadcasting Of Pensacola – 250 watts – // 1340 WGAU Athens
  • 99.5 W258CA West Asheville, NC – Radio Training Network – 10 watts – // 89.3 WLFJ-FM Greenville, SC
  • 100.1 W261CF West Union, TN – Way Media – 100 watts – // 88.7 WIGH Jackson
  • 100.3 K262CG Santa Rosa, CA – Redwood Empire Stereocasters – 50 watts – // 100.1 KZST Santa Rosa
  • 100.7 W264CR Gallatin, TN – Way Media – 10 watts – // 88.3 WAYQ Clarksville
  • 100.9 WW265CT Hickory, NC – Radio Assist Ministry – 55 watts – // 89.3 WLFJ-FM Greenville, SC
  • 103.3 W277CJ Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire Broadcasting – 50 watts – // 100.1 WUPE-FM North Adams
  • 103.5 W278BP Palm Coast, FL – Central Florida Educational Association – 99 watts – // 99.1 WHYZ Palm Coast
  • 103.7 W279CN Cherry Hill, NJ – Priority Radio – 9 watts – // 89.1 WXHL-FM Christiana, DE
  • 104.5 W283BY Toms River, NJ – Priority Radio – 55 watts – // 88.3 WVBH Beach Haven West
  • 104.9 K285GO Solimar Beach, CA – Gold Coast Broadcasting – 120 watts – // 105.5 KFYV Ojai
  • 105.1 W286CM Noblesville, IN – Kaspar Broadcasting – 40 watts – // 99.7 WSHW Frankfort
  • 105.9 W290CM Lafayette, IN – Kaspar Broadcasting – 250 watts – // 99.7 WSHW Frankfort
  • 105.9 K290CB Summerland, CA – Gold Coast Broadcasting – 250 watts – // 1590 KVTA Ventura
  • 106.9 K295CA Muscatine, IA – Radio Assist Ministry – 250 watts – // 103.7 WLLR-FM Davenport
  • 107.1 W296CY Reading, PA – Northeastern Pennsylvania Educational TV Association – 99 watts – // 89.9 WVIA-FM Scranton
  • 107.9 K300CN Dos Palmas Corners, CA – Gulf-California Broadcast Company – 15 watts – // 96.7 KUNA-FM La Quinta/Palm Springs
  • 107.9 W300CL Lakeland, FL – Central Florida Educational Association – 55 watts – // 88.3 WPOZ Union Park

Hispanic Target Media Regional Mexican “Radio Amigo 96.1” KALN Dexter/Roswell, NM has applied to relocate to 102.5. The station will remain as a Class C2 with 50kW while slightly dropping tower height to from 138 to 111.5 meters.

Omni Broadcasting Sports “93.5 The Ticket” WTKP Port St. Joe, FL has applied to boost from a Class C2 on 93.5 with 14.5kW at 204 meters to a C1 on 93.7 with 100kW at 127 meters. The upgrade will increase the station’s coverage of the Panama City market.

Entravision has applied to adjust two of its stations in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Rock “Q94.5” KFRQ Harlingen seeks to boost tower height from 353 meters to 453 meters, while remaining at 100kW. “Jose 101.1” KNVO-FM Port Isabel while drop from 50kW at 148 meters to 141 meters.

Educational Media Foundation has agreed to purchase the CP for 96.1 W241BT Vance, AL from Summit Media for $27,000. The translator, which will rimshot Tuscaloosa, is currently licensed to rebroadcast 104.7 WZZK-FM Birmingham with 50 watts.

Great Scott Broadcasting is acquiring 100.3 W262BF Georgetown, DE from Priority Radio for $25,000. Great Scott will utilize the translator to rebroadcast Spanish CHR “Maxima 900” WJWL Georgetown.

Living Way Ministries is donating the CP of 102.1 K271CA Oxnard, CA to Life On The Way Communications for nothing. The CP is licensed to rebroadcast Life On The Way’s 88.9 KTLW Lancaster, CA.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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