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FCC Applications 10/16: More Translators For Orlando

Translator Moves

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications
Orlando has been one of the biggest hotbeds of translator activity and this week sees three more moves.

The bigger of the moves have already been granted and will see Salem basically swap frequencies of two translators in the market. The CP for 94.9 W235CI Oviedo becomes 105.5 W288CJ with 250 watts at 65 meters rebroadcasting Conservative Talk “660 The Answer” WORL Orlando (Coverage Map). That move will enable 105.5 W288BI Deltona to move to 94.9 in Orlando with 250 watts at 134 meters rebroadcasting Christian Preaching 950 WTLN Orlando (Coverage Map).

Also in Orlando, Central Florida Educational Association files to modify its recently acquired 93.3 W227CP Orlando. W227CP seeks to operate with 217 watts at 45 meters rebroadcasting Gospel “G106.3” 88.3 WPOZ-HD3 Union Park (Coverage Map).

In what appears to be a procedural move to prevent another signal from encroaching in, Bridgelight LLC’s 94.3 W232AL Pomona, NY is applying for new 80 watt at 252 meter facilities at its former location. W232AL moved its tower site in August to the former WFAS-FM facility in White Plains where Cumulus resurrected the WFAS brand and AC format. By making this application Cumulus/Bridgelight also has a backup plan for three years from the time of granting in case of a displacement or interference claim (Coverage Map). Scott Fybush will have more details on this move in Monday’s Northeast Radio Watch at Fybush.com.

Richard Tatham’s 97.9 K250AF Las Vegas holds a CP to relocate to 93.7 and now applies to shift to a new location with more power. K250AF will operate with 250 watts at 549 meters rebroadcasting iHeartMedia’s 95.5 KWNR-HD3 (Coverage Map).

Educational Media Foundation’s 92.1 W221BG Rudolph, OH holds a Construction Permit to relocate to Bowling Green and now seeks to take another step into Toledo. From there it applies to operate with 88 watts at 129 meters rebroadcasting iHeartMedia News/Talk 1370 WSPD (Coverage Map).

American General Media’s pending purchase of the CP for 95.9 K240EE Bakersfield seeks new facilities. Operating on 96.1, K240EE proposes 250 watts at 115 meters rebroadcasting News/Talk 1180 KERN Wasco-Greenacres (Coverage Map).

GoForth Media proposes changes to two of its Alabama translators. 103.5 W278AP Spanish Fort will relocate to 103.3 in Mobile with 195 watts at 119 meters (Coverage Map). Concurrently 103.7 W279AT Loxley will also move to 103.3 in Spanish Fort with 250 watts at 228 meters (Coverage Map). The pair will cover the Mobile market rebroadcasting Christian Preaching 840 WBHY Mobile.

EMF’s 101.1 W266CD Baton Rouge applies to increase to 250 watts at 103 meters rebroadcasting an HD subchannel of iHeartMedia’s 96.1 KRVE Brusly (Coverage Map).

EMF’s 106.3 W292ED Spring Hill, TN is applying to move towards Nashville. The first step will have it will operate with 250 watts at 139 meters rebroadcasting iHeart’s 105.9 WNRQ Nashville (Coverage Map).

EMF’s final proposal this week is to relocate 92.1 K221FT Filer, ID into Twin Falls with 250 watts at 258 meters rebroadcasting Lee Family Broadcasting’s 103.1 KEDJ Jerome (Coverage Map).

Kemma Communications’ 93.3 W227CH Sturgeon Bay, WI applies to move its tower into Sturgeon Bay itself with 80 watts at 35 meters rebroadcasting 106.9 WLGE Baileys Harbor (Coverage Map).

Station Moves

iHeartMedia’s “Wild Country 97.1” KYWD Green Valley/Tucson, AZ applies to increase from a Class A with 1.75kW to a C3 with 7kW while remaining at its same 187 meter location (Coverage Map).

CSSI Non-Profit Educational Broadcasting Corporations seeks upgrades for three of its “QXFM” stations west of Fort Worth. 88.5 KMQX Weatherford, TX seeks an increase from a C3 with 3.5kW at 158 meters to 100kW (Coverage Map). 89.1 KSQX Springtown applies to go from a Class A with 3kW at 56 meters to a C2 with 49kW (Coverage Map). 89.5 KYQX Weatherford wants to go from a C3 with 4.5kw at 158 meters to a C2 with 26kW (Coverage Map).

Call Letter Changes

740 KBOE Osklaoosa, IA -> KMZN
1380 WTJK South Beloit, IL -> WBEL
1440 WDRJ Inkster, MI -> WMKM
88.5 WBEL Cairo, IL -> WBEL-FM
90.7 WXZT Christiansted, VI -> WSKX
107.1 WEJK Boonville, IN -> WJPS
107.9 WPFM-FM Panama City, FL -> WPFM

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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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