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FCC Applications 1/8

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit ApplicationsThe holiday season didn’t lead to a shutdown of activity at the FCC as many applications and sales continued to proceed through the Christmas break.

Starting in New York City with a pair of AM’s seeking adjusted facilities. New York Public Radio’s 820 WNYC has proposed a new night operation where it will drop power from 1kW to 930 watts with a new directional array with no changes to its 10kW daytime signal. Radio Vision Cristiana’s 1330 WWRV is attempting to relocate to the tower of 1480 WZRC while remaining at 10kW daytime, but doubling from 5 to 10kW at night.

Univision’s 1270 KFLC Fort Worth, TX has applied to change city of license to Benbrook. Benbrook is the current COL of sister 107.1 KESS. Is this a first step in a relocation of KESS?

As part of a frequency move granted last June, 105.3 WSGC-FM Tignall, GA is relocating to 96.7 to allow Clear Channel’s 96.7 WROO Maudlin/Greenville, SC to move to 104.9. Now WSGC-FM has proposed an increase to a Class C2 with 50kW at 139 meters.

Fuller Broadcasting’s 1180 WSKP Hope Valley, RI and 107.7 WWRX Ledyard, CT swapped call letters in late December. The new 107.7 WSKP has now applied to shift out of the New London, CT market with a city of license change to Bradford, RI with no other changes right now.

The FCC has approved the long-standing application of Radio Power Inc.’s 97.9 W250BN West Allis, WI into Milwaukee. The move, which was delayed due to the FCC’s crackdown on translators using multiple hops to move long distances before being granted since the agency approved the first few steps. The grant will enable the sale of the translator to El Sol Broadcasting filed in August 2012 to proceed. El Sol will utilize W250BN to rebroadcast Regional Mexican 1460 WJTI West Allis.

Berkshire Broadcasting’s 107.3 W297AN Danbury, CT has applied to increase from 21 to 99 watts. The translator rebroadcasts Classic Hits “B107.3” 850 WAXB Ridgefield.

Phillips Broadcasting’s 102.3 W272CT Palm Coast, FL has applied to increase from 148 to 250 watts. The translator rebroadcasts News/Talk 1240 WFOY.

Circuitwerkes’ CP for 98.9 W255CC Sarasota, FL proposes to rise from 55 to 200 watts. The translator is currently licensed to rebroadcast Talk 1220 WSRQ Sarasota.

Edgewater Broadcasting has sold the CP for 94.5 K233CO Omaha to Salem for $225,000. Salem will use the 250 watt translator to simulcast Christian Preaching 660 KCRO.

Salem is also acquiring the CP for 103.1 W276CR Bradenton, FL under its Caron Broadcasting subsidiary. Salem will pay Radio Assist Ministry $125,000 for the translator to rebroadcast Conservative Talk 930 WLSS Sarasota.

Radio Assist Ministry is transferring the CP to Bible Broadcasting Network for 105.5 W288CU Portland, ME in exchange for the right to lease transmitter space in Charleston, SC. BBN, meanwhile is selling 103.3 W277AM Biddeford/Portland to Saga for a 10 year lease for W288CU on the tower of Saga’s 100.9 WYNZ. Sage will use W277AM to rebroadcast Standards “1490 The Bay” WBAE Portland.

The grants of new translator applications continues. Among the new grants are:

  • 92.5 W223CC Wilkes-Barre, PA – 250 Watts – Family Life Ministries – // 89.9 WVIA-FM Wilkes-Barre
  • 92.5 W223CD Wrightstown/Green Bay, WI – 99 watts – Woodward Communications – // 95.9 WKSZ De Pere
  • 93.3 W227CS Ashland, OH – 30 watts – Clear Channel – // 1340 WNCO Ashland
  • 94.1 W231CP Travelers Rest, SC – 99 watts – Clear Channel – // 96.7 WROO Maudlin
  • 95.3 K237FS Conroe, TX – 40 watts – Educational Media Foundation – // 103.7 KHJK La Porte
  • 97.1 W246CU Newberry/Williamsport, PA – 99 watts – Clear Channel – // 97.7 WVRT Mill Hall
  • 97.5 K248CI Indio, CA – 10 watts – Educational Media Foundation – // 97.7 KRCK-FM Mecca
  • 98.9 W255CP Hagerstown, MD – 170 watts – Starboard Media Foundation – // 1490 WARK Hagerstown
  • 99.1 W256CL Park Forest, IL – 16 watts – Edgewater Broadcasting – // 93.9 WLIT Chicago
  • 99.3 W257DG New Baltimore, PA – 120 watts – Clear Channel – // 99.9 WFRE Frederick, MD
  • 99.5 W258CK Youngstown, OH – 250 watts – Starboard Media Foundation – // 95.1 WWGY Grove City, PA
  • 100.3 W262CN Hendersonville, TN – 82 watts – Educational Media Foundation – // 97.1 WLVU Belle Meade
  • 100.5 W263CR Halfway, MD – 20 watts – Four Rivers Community Broadcasting – // 88.3 WZXQ Chambersburg, PA
  • 101.1 W266CI Ithaca, NY – 45 watts – Edward Farmer – // 101.5 WXHC Homer
  • 102.1 W271BZ Tiana/Riverhead, NY – 13 watts – Bridgelight LLC – // 91.7 WEGQ Quogue
  • 102.5 W273CL Egg Harbor, NJ – 22 watts – WYRS Broadcasting – // 90.7 WYRS Manahawkin
  • 102.9 W275CC Macon, GA – 19 watts – Robbins Partners – // 100.9 WPGA-FM Perry
  • 103.3 W277CO Tupelo, MS – 250 watts – Clear Channel – // 106.7 WWZD-FM New Albany
  • 104.7 W284CK Fort Myers, FL – 250 watts – University of Northwestern-St. Paul – // 95.3 WOLZ Fort Myers
  • 105.5 W288DA Woodland Hills/Louisville, KY – 250 watts – Clear Channel – // 98.9 WNRW Prospect
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  1. Profile photo of Bongwater

    “99.1 W256CL Park Forest, IL – 16 watts – Edgewater Broadcasting – // 93.9 WLIT Chicago”

    Here’s a good question – Does Clear Channel know or even CARE that Edgewater is using THEIR station (allegedly) as the “repeater” for their own WLIT? Did they give them permission? Because we all know how this ends. They repeat WLIT long enough to get the green light and once the FCC guy is gone – BAM! They flip it to one of their religious networks. As they do a zillion times before

    What I can’t understand is why doesn’t anybody raise hell about this? If I were a station owner, I would not want this organization using my station as a means of getting their slimy hands on another translator for their religious network. And why aren’t the rules changed to prevent this from happening?

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