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FCC Applications 1/15

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit ApplicationsWith Radio Assist Ministry and sister company Edgewater Broadcasting owing Educational Media Foundation $462,834.67 in promissory notes from deals in December 2007 and February 2008, EMF will acquire the rights to up to 14 translator Construction Permits for $1 to settle the debt.

From Radio Assist Ministry EMF will acquire the following translators (with pending originating station):

  • 93.7 W229BV New Baltimore, MI – 250 watts – // WMXD-HD2 Detroit
  • 95.5 K238BM Des Moines, IA – 99 watts – // KLOV Winchester, OR
  • 96.9 K245BN Salina, KS – 250 watts – // KTLI El Dorado
  • 97.7 W249CT Williamsburg, VA – 90 watts – // WZLV Cape Charles
  • 97.9 K250BC Ames, IA – 170 watts – // KLOV Winchester, OR
  • 103.5 W278BO Savannah, GA – 250 watts – // WQBT-HD2 Savannah
  • 105.3 W287BZ Oshkosh, WI – 35 watts – // WDKV Fon Du Lac
  • 106.1 W291CM Appleton, WI – 10 watts – // WDKV Fon Du Lac
  • 106.3 W292ED Spring Hill, TN – 250 watts – // WLVU Belle Meade

From Edgewater Broadcasting EMF will add:

  • 98.3 K252FE Columbia, MO – 170 watts – // KMFC Centralia
  • 98.5 K253BG St. Joseph, MO – 140 watts – // KSRD St. Joseph
  • 99.9 W260CK Slidell, LA – 55 watts – // KMRL Buras
  • 103.7 K279BX Knoxville, IA – 250 watts – // KKLG Newton
  • the rights to a pending application for 94.5 in Green Valley, AZ

104.5 KWMZ-FM Empire, LA has applied to increase power from 9.2kW to 13.5kW. The M.A.C. Broadcasting station will continue to operate at 250 meters from the tower of sister 94.3 WTIX-FM Galliano. The increase will return the station’s 60dBu contour to New Orleans proper. Prior to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the station served the New Orleans market as Urban “Hot 104.5” KNOU.

Curtis Media’s Eastern Airwaves continues to gobble up translators in North Carolina. This week Curtis has filed to acquire 93.1 W226BV Durham from Community Public Radio for $130,000. And in a deal yet to be filed with the FCC, Eastern Airwaves has agreed to purchase 95.1 W236BP Laurinburg for $25,000.

First Ventures Capital Partners seeks a waiver of Section 74.1233(a)(1) to relocate 98.3 K252DO Madera, CA down to Fresno where it would be used to rebroadcast Asian 900 KBIF Fresno with 250 watts.

Broadcast Towers has applied to relocate 93.5 K228FD Carmel Valley, CA to Monterey with 10 watts. The translator will rebroadcast Mount Wilson FM’s 1240 KNRY Monterey.

Last week Starboard Media Foundation was granted a CP for 98.9 W255CP Hagerstown, MD. Starboard has now applied to increase the power of the translator from 170 to 250 watts.

The FCC has dismissed Educational Media Foundation’s application to move 90.9 W215BS Hinckley, OH. In March 2013 the suburban Cleveland translator applied to increase from 9 to 250 watts with a frequency change to 101.7. In June it amended its application to make the new frequency 90.7.

This week’s new translator CP grants include:

  • 94.7 W234CE Effingham, IL – The Cromwell Group – 99 watts – // 101.3 WMCI Neoga
  • 95.1 W236CL Millbourne/Philadelphia, PA – Denise Choi – 7 watts – // 88.1 WPEB Philadelphia
  • 95.1 W236CM Speedway/Indianapolis, IN – Hoosier Broadcasting – 27 watts – // 89.1 WSPM Cloverdale
  • 97.1 W246CY Bradenton, FL – Circuitwerkes – 15 watts – // 1420 WBRD Palmetto
  • 98.1 K251BK Three Points, CA – Gold Coast Broadcasting – 7.5 watts – // 104.7 KCAQ Oxnard
  • 98.7 W254CG Scotchtown, NY – Clear Channel – 99 watts – // 99.3 WRWB-FM Ellenville
  • 98.9 K255CO Solimar, CA – Gold Coast Broadcasting – 120 watts – // 1520 KUNX Port Hueneme
  • 102.3 W272DD Fayetteville, NC – Shaw University – 38 watts – // 88.9 WSHA Raleigh
  • 103.3 K277CP Omaha – Community Broadcasting – 99 watts – // 102.7 KVSS Papillion
  • 103.5 W278BU West Palm Beach – National Christian Network – 99 watts – // 89.9 WCNO Palm City
  • 103.9 K280GC New Braunfels, TX – Educational Media Foundation – 250 watts – // 97.7 KZAR McQueeney
  • 104.5 K283CC Des Moines – Saga Communications – 250 watts – // 103.3 KAZR Pella
  • 105.1 W286CT Columbia, SC – Glory Communications – 99 watts – // 620 WGCV Cayce
  • 106.5 W293CN Charlottesville, VA – Positive Alternative Radio – 10 watts – // 107.1 WTTX-FM Appomattox
  • 106.5 W293CM Graysville/Birmingham, AL – Educational Media Foundation – 22 watts – // 97.3 WEZZ-FM Gardendale
  • 107.7 W299BV Horseheads, NY – Fitzgerald & Hawras – 18 watts – // 96.1 WPHD South Waverly, PA
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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.

3 Comments

  1. Profile photo of atthestars


    My crappy work computer is too slow to go back and check, but wasn’t there a translator app approved for 94.9 in Philly very recently? Or are they spaced enough apart to not be a major problem?

    (I also remember at least an application put in for 94.9 for LPFM out in Upper Dublin Township, Montco, too.)

    • Profile photo of rickb


      The 94.9 was for a site in Northeast Philly. If this one is serving Millbourne it will be in the West Philly/Upper Darby area, so there will be a decent distance between them.

      The really interesting thing here is that the applicant is proposing to relay WPEB, which has a licensed power of 1 watt. How many translators have more power than their parent station?

      • Profile photo of atthestars


        Gotcha. Thanks for the info!

        And I’m pretty sure this would be a rare case where the translator is more powerful than the parent!

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