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FCC Applications 6/27

Station Moves

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit ApplicationsTelesouth Communications is canceling its previously granted CP to upgrade 103.1 WOSM Ocean Springs/Biloxi, MS from a Class C2 with 50kW at 140 meters to a C1 with 100kW at 180 meters at the request of Apex Broadcasting. Concurrently WOSM has proposed to remain at its current tower with an increase to 150 meters (Coverage Map). At the same time Apex’ 103.1 WZLB Valparaiso/Fort Walton Beach applies to relocate to a new tower site upgrading from 50kW at 114.4 meters to 50kW at 145.8 meters (Coverage Map).

After making an emergency move to a new tower with 850 watts at 140 meters via STA, Adams Radio’s 103.9 WWFW Fort Wayne is seeking to make the move permanent with an increase to 1.6kW.

Bryan Broadcasting proposes to shift the CP of 100.9 KKEE Wheelock, TX to a new tower site with 4.4kW at 116.4 meters. Bryan is awaiting to close on its acquisition of KKEE from Katherine Pyeatt.

Ernest Lopez’ 94.3 KOUL Benavides, TX seeks to increase from a Class A with 6kW at 66 meters to a Class C3 with 18kW at 112 meters (Coverage Map).

Clear Channel has applied for on-channel boosters for four of its Los Angeles FM’s in Santa Clarita, CA. 92.3 KHHT, 102.7 KIIS-FM, 103.5 KOST, and 104.3 KBIG’s boosters will all operate with 1kW at 47 meters (Coverage Map).

Translator Moves

Clear Channel has filed to upgrade its CP for 102.1 W271BW Milbrook, CT from 45 watts at 121.1 meters to 240 watts. Rebroadcasting 101.3 WKCI-HD2 the translator will serve New Haven (Coverage Map).

Lotus Communications has filed to relocate 101.3 K267AF Tucson to 95.7 due to a pending displacement caused by the pending move of 101.7 KKYZ Sierra Vista to 101.1 in Tanque Verde serving the Tucson market. As part of the application K267AF will increase from 50 to 250 watts while retaining its height of 570.2 meters (Coverage Map).

Lotus’ 98.9 K257BU Henderson, NV applies to relocate to a tower northeast of Las Vegas where it will operate with 250 watts at 278 meters (Coverage Map). The application includes a change from rebroadcasting Lotus’ “ESPN 1100” KWWN to sister Spanish Talk 1340 KRLV.

Clear Channel’s recently acquired 93.5 K228FH Montoya, TX proposes an upgrade from 4 watts at 81.9 meters to 99 watts at 357 meters (Coverage Map). The translator will rebroadcast Clear Channel’s 96.3 KHEY-HD2.

Mark Snow’s 94.9 W235BS Birmingham applies to upgrade its CP from 13 watts at 351.6 meters to 90 watts at 299 meters rebroadcasting Clear Channel’s 102.5 WDXB (Coverage Map).

Clear Channel’s CP for 94.7 W234BW Parkersburg, WV proposes an move from 235 watts at 69.5 meters to 250 watts at 136 meters. the translator will rebroadcast News/Talk 910 WLTP Parkersburg.

Bristol Broadcasting’s 105.3 W287CF Bristol, TN applies to relocate to a new tower with 250 watts at 658 meters rebroadcasting Sports 980 WFHG Bristol (Coverage Map).

Positive Alternative Radio’s 102.3 W272CC Smithfield, VA applies to increase from 10 watts at 125.1 meters to 62 watts rebroadcasting Christian Preaching 940 WKGM Smithfield (Coverage Map).

Spiceman Radio’s 106.5 W293AK Ripley, WV seeks to shift to 106.7 with an increase from 45 watts at 84.7 meters to 250 watts (Coverage Map).

Due to a pending displacement from Family Life Radio’s 89.9 WCGF Cambridge Springs, PA, Youngstown State University has applied to relocate 90.1 W211AL Ashtabula, OH to 88.1 with no change to its 38 watt at 44 meter facility.

My Bridge Radio’s 88.9 K205FG Nebraska City applies to relocate to 99.5 with 30 watts at 98 meters rebroadcasting 95.1 KRKR Waverly (Coverage Map).

Sound Of Life’s 88.3 W202AR Newburgh, NY seeks to shift to 89.9 with 10 watts at 115 meters due to displacement from 88.1 WQCD Montgomery (Coverage Map).

Exponent Broadcasting’s 105.1 W286BD Ellijay, GA seeks to relocate to 93.7 due to displacement from 105.1 WNGC Clermont with 250 watts at 197 meters (Coverage Map).

Due to displacement by 93.7 KZBQ Pocatello’s move to 93.9, Max Nichols’ 94.1 K231BY Lava Hot Springs, ID seeks to shift to 101.9 with 99 watts at 283 meters rebroadcasting News/Talk 690 KBLI Blackfoot.

Sales

Money Matters Radio sells 970 WESO Southbridge, MA to Emmanuel Communications for $250,000. Emmanuel will convert WESO to Non-Commerical simulcasting Catholic 1230 WNEB Worcester.

LKCM Radio Group sells 95.3 KOME-FM Meridan, TX to North Texas Radio Group for $38,800.

Newman Broadcasting acquires Christian “The Faithful Road” 106.1 WJZS Live Oak, FL from the estate of Leon F. Petterson for $2,500.

Beverly Broadcasting acquires Silent 960 WQLA La Follette, TN from Jenn Media for $11,000.

Roy Henderson sells 99.7 KROY Palacios, TX to KSBJ Educational Foundation for $350,000.

My Town Media is acquiring a pair of stations from Justin McLuckie. “My Country 99.1” KDWD Marceline, MO is sold for $60,000, while Silent 97.1 KMYQ North English, IA is sold for $50,000.

Barinowski Investment Company donates 100.3 WLGP Harkers Island/Jacksonville, NC to Augusta Radio Fellowship for no consideration. Barinowski had made the same donation in 2009, but returned the station due to economic factors.

New Beginnings World Outreach sells 88.1 WNBV Grundy, VA to Hometown News & Media for $25,000.

Hatfield McCoy Broadcasting is returning Silent 106.7 WVKM Matewan, WV to Three States Broadcasting for the forgiveness of obligations owed.

Community Public Radio is swapping the CP for 106.3 W292EU Columbia, SC to Radio Training Network for 96.9 W245AN Milledgeville, GA, $85,010, and the purchase of one PSA per day for one calendar year.

Calvary Chapel Iowa acquires 98.5 K253BE Iowa City, IA from Radio Assist Ministry for $37,000.

Cornerstone Community Radio sells 105.1 W286AJ Jerseyville, IL to Metroplex Communications for $60,000. Concurrently an application has been filed to relocate the translator to 94.3 with 9 watts at 33 meters. The move looks like the first step in a move towards Alton, IL to rebroadcast Metroplex’ 1570 WBGZ Alton.

Annette Beavers sells 95.1 W236CN Honaker, VA to West Virginia-Virginia Media for $8,000.

Edward Liin sells the CP for 96.7 K244EU Thermopolis, WY to Robert Spain $2,000.

New Translator Grants

Virginia Tech Foundation granted 92.1 W221CF Harrisonburg, VA with 6 watts at 482.9 meters rebroadcasting 89.3 WVTU Charlottesville.

Call Sign Changes

92.3 WNOW-FM New York -> WBMP
94.1 NEW Red Lake Falls, MN -> KTRF-FM
103.3 WRZX Indianapolis -> WOLT
106.5 WOLT Greenville, OH -> WRZX

Among call letters reserved but not yet changed, 100.9 WNOU Speedway, IN has reserved WNOW-FM and 103.9 WFAS-FM Bronxville, NY has reserved WNBM.

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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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