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FCC Applications 4/16

Station Moves

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit ApplicationsGeorgia State University’s “Album 88.5” WRAS Atlanta is again attempting to move its transmission site from the southeast side of the city to downtown. The proposed tower site is used by a few translators as well as auxiliary sites for WUBL, WWPW, WWWQ, and WNNX. WRAS seeks to operate with 50kW at 318 meters.

Clear Channel seeks to move two of its Dallas market signals to their auxiliary antenna permanently. 102.1 KDGE Fort Worth-Dallas and 102.9 KDMX Dallas will remain in the Cedar Hill area with 100kW while increasing their height from 485 to 535 meters above average terrain.

Educational Media Foundation has completed its move of 102.9 KYSF Bonanza/Klamath Falls, OR to 97.5 and now seeks to increase the station from a C3 to C2. The station will increase from 460 watts at 644 meters to 550 watts at 670 meters.

In the Texas Hill Country northwest of Austin, 96.3 KAJZ Llano, TX is currently silent while finishing its move to 106.5. It too is seeking a second step to increase power from its new frequency. In this case KAJZ seeks to increase from a Class A with 1.94kW to a C3 with 7kW while remaining on the same tower with at 174.7 meters.

Translator Moves

Educational Media Foundation’s 106.3 W292DH Uniontown, PA has applied to relocate to Pittsburgh where it will rebroadcast Clear Channel Sports “ESPN 970” WBGG. W292DH will operate with 250 watts at 181 meters.

Following the FCC approval of its purchase of 103.5 K278CC Terrell Wells, TX, San Antonio Radio Works has applied to relocate it to downtown San Antonio on 103.3. The signal will operate with 185 watts at 177 meters from the tower of 102.7 KJKX rebroadcasting Gospel 1480 KCHL San Antonio.

Just north of St. Petersburg, Reach Communication’s 89.3 W207BU Bayonet Point, FL has amended its CP to relocate to 99.9 instead of 100.1. Its new facility will see it rebroadcast an HD subchannel of Clear Channel’s 97.9 WXTB with 250 watts at 327.7 meters.

Sarkes Tarzian’s 95.9 W240AT Bloomington, IN has filed to increase power from 78 to 150 watts while remaining at its current height of 90 meters. The translator, while continuing to rebroadcast sister News/Talk 1370 WGCL, will slide over to 96.1.

Miller Communications applied to move 97.3 W247BN Kingstree, SC to Lake City. If approved, W247BN will operate with 180 watts at 96 meters rebroadcasting 1310 WDKD Kingstree.

Georgia-Carolina Radiocasting seeks to move their CP for 99.5 W258CC Athens, GA further away from Athens northeast towards Royston. The application seeks a move to 99.7 with 250 watts rebroadcasting Christian AC 90.9 WRAF Toccoa Falls.

Gerald Benavides is relocating two of his translators in Corpus Christi. The CP for 93.1 K226CF Aransas Pass will move to Corpus Christi proper with 105 watts at 127 meters rebroadcasting Tejano 1510 KROB Robstown. 105.9 K290CK Rockport will move to the same tower with 150 watts at 127 meters rebroadcasting Regional Mexican “La Ley 106.9” KMZZ Bishop.

Translator Sales

Adams Radio rounds out its new Fort Wayne cluster with 96.9 W245CA Fort Wayne. Calvary Radio Network, which previously swapped 103.3 W277AK Fort Wayne for 102.9 WGL-FM, will sell the translator to Adams for $50,000. Adams will utilize W245CA to rebroadcast 1450 WLYV.

Ken Brentlinger and Michael Mallace’s Happy Dog Communications have acquired the Construction Permit for 107.9 K300CI Flagstaff, AZ from Radio Assist Ministry for $45,000. The translator will have a strong signal in the market with 250 watts at 532 meters. The principles in the acquiring company are involved in Sierra H Broadcasting, which owns Phoenix rimshots Urban “101.1 The Beat” KNRJ Cordes Lakes and Rhythmic Oldies “Mega 104.3” KAJM Camp Verde

Comtek LLC. has agreed to sell 99.1 W256CD Talladega, AL to Shelby Broadcast Associates for $15,561. The translator holds a CP to relocate to Fultondale, AL with an increase to 250 watts at 322.1 meters rebroadcasting Summit Media’s Gospel “Heaven 610” WAGG Birmingham with full coverage of the city

New CP Grants

A number of new translator grants have been made over the past two weeks; with a few markets gaining two or more new signals.

The Tucson area saw five new translator grants made.

  • 94.5 K233CW Green Valley – Edgewater Broadcasting – 50w at -30 meters – // 88.5 KFLT-FM Tucson
  • 102.5 K273CN Oro Valley – Desert West Air Ranchers Corporation – 10w at 1248 meters – // 1030 KVOI Cortaro
  • 103.3 K277CV Tucson – Kevin Youngers – 99w at 35.4 meters – // 88.1 KLTU Mammoth
  • 106.7 K294CR Tucson – Radio Assist Ministry – 8w at -31.8 meters – // 89.9 KZAI Superior
  • 107.9 K300CV Tucson – World Radio Network – 9w at 14 meters – // 91.7 KNOG Nogales

A trio of new signals were granted in the El Paso market:

  • 93.5 K228FH Montoya TX – Mary Guthrie – 4w at 81.9 meters – // 89.5 KKLY El Paso
  • 94.3 K232FC San Jose – Calvary Albuquerque – 20w at 14.6 meters – // 89.5 KKLY El Paso
  • 101.7 K269GF El Paso – Sky High Broadcasting – 7w at 214.1 meters – // 89.3 KELP-FM Mesquite, NM

The rest of the new translator grants are:

  • 92.5 New(FX) Blythe CA – Mary Guthrie – 10w at 79.9 meters – // 91.1 KNLB Lake Havasu City AZ
  • 93.3 K227CV Blythe CA – Horizon Christian Fellowship – 10w at 75.9 meters – // 91.1 KNLB Lake Havasu City AZ
  • 93.5 K228FI Las Cruces NM – Educational Media Foundation – 6w at 170.1 meters – // 91.1 KLCF Truth Or Consequence
  • 93.7 K229CU El Centro CA – Association For Community Education – 5w at 49.3 meters – // 90.3 KMRO Camarillo
  • 94.9 K235CI Donna TX – World Radio Network – 50w at 31.8 meters – // 91.1 KVER El Paso
  • 94.9 K235CH Organ NM – Your Christian Companion Network – 18w at 6.8 meters – // 89.9 KYCM Alamogordo
  • 95.5 K238BX Yuma AZ- Radio Assist Ministry – 50w at 47.9 meters – // 91.1 KNLB Lake Havasu City
  • 95.7 K239CE Borrego Springs CA – World Radio Network – // 50w at -329.6 meters – // 91.9 KYRM Yuma
  • 96.3 K242CP Blythe CA – Association For Community Education – 10w at 104.8 meters – // 90.3 KMRO Camarillo
  • 98.1 K251BL McAllen TX – Radio Assist Ministry – 7w at 148.2 meters – // 104.1 KBFM Edinburg
  • 100.1 W261CR Darien Center NY – Calvary Chapel of The Finger Lakes – 30w at 129.7 meters – // 88.3 WCOU Attica
  • 100.1 W261CO Shelbyville KY – W&B Broadcasting – 250w at 65 meters – // 93.9 WAYI Sellersburg IN
  • 100.3 K262CN Yuma AZ – Edgewater Broadcasting – 50w at 34.8 meters – // 91.1 KNLB Lake Havasu City
  • 100.5 K263BO El Centro CA – Horizon Christian Fellowship – 38w at 42.7 meters – // 95.3 KYFC-LP El Centro
  • 101.1 K266BX Cactus City CA – Radio Bilingue – 10w at 184.1 meters – // 88.7 KUBO Calexico
  • 103.1 K276FZ Eaglemount WA – Community Public Radio – 1w at 242.6 meters – 91.1 KROH Port Townsend
  • 103.5 K278CE La Joya TX – Vision Hispana – 1w at 52.7 meters – 88.5 KOIR Edinburg
  • 104.1 W281BN Hammonton NJ – Edward Schober – 63w at 284 meters – // 90.5 WVBV Medford Lakes
  • 104.7 W284CP Durham NC – Educational Media Foundation – 250w at 81 meters – // 93.9 WKSL Cary
  • 106.3 W292EU Columbia SC – Community Public Radio – 55w at 27.5 meters – // 95.3 WFMV South Congaree
  • 107.7 K299BJ Coweta OK – John Jason Bennett – 13w at 50 meters – // 88.3 KIOP Prague
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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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    Do you know anything about 101.5 K269FW? I think it’s trying to move into San Antonio like the others are moving into Corpus Christi.

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