FCC Report 11/18: Houston LPFM Fined For Premature Construction

FCC Actions

FCC Federal Communications Commission Radio AM FM TranslatorThe FCC has fined Iglesia Centro de Liberacion’s 92.5 KJJG-LP South Houston TX $5,000 for premature construction.

The application was filed in January 2017 seeking to relocate to a new facility with a second adjacent channel waiver to 92.1 KROI Seabrooke and 92.9 KKBQ Pasadena. Centro Cristiano de Vida Eterna, which owns 92.5 K223CW Houston filed a Petition to Deny alleging the premature construction of the new facility prior to the application being filed with the FCC with photographic proof and then a few days later supplemented it with photos of the antenna having been removed. In issuing the penalty against KJJG-LP, the FCC has approved the application and its necessary waiver.

FM Changes

Kensington Digital Media Classic Hits “Hippie Radio 94.5” WHPY-FM Bellevue/Nashville applies to increase power to 6kW/100m from its current 5.1kW/109m from its current tower.

Centro Familiar Cristiano’s Spanish Christian 93.7 KLSY Montesano WA applies to change its city-of-license closer to Seattle with the move to Belfair WA. No changes to its 28kW/718m facilities accompanied the COL change application.

Due to the TV repack, Cumulus AC 100.7 WLEV Allentown PA seeks to drop power while increasing antenna height. WLEV will operate with 9.9kW/333m.

Cumulus AC “Coast 93.3” WNCV Shallimar/Fort Walton Beach FL applies to move to across the street to the tower utilized by co-owned 105.5 WYZB Mary Esther FL with 50kW/134m. The move would require a waiver to retain the short-spacing to Cumulus’ 92.9 WBLX Mobile AL.

Cromwell Group Country 101.3 WMCI Neoga IL applies to change city-of-license to Mattoon with 12kW/146m.

After getting its CP built before it would have expiring with temporary facilities, Waco Entertainment Group’s 99.1 KLTO Moody TX applies to build its originally applied for 2.95kW/144m.


Colt Comm Partnership’s CP for 107.9 KVLZ Hermitage AR has expired unbuilt.

AM Changes

JVJ Communications Oldies “Sweet 16” 1600 WPDC Elizabethtown PA applies to replace its existing 75 foot tower with a 130 foot tower to support its translator CP 102.1 W271DA Elizabethtown. WPDC will continue to operate with 1kW day while dropping night power from 18 watts to 7 watts.

Translator Changes

Station Applicant Freq COL State Power Rebroadcast
95.9 W240DQ Dobson NC Gospel Broadcasting 95.3 Dobson NC190w/162m 1560 WYZD Dobson
98.5 W253CY Cary NC Conner Media Corporation 98.5 Cary NC150w/176m 570 WQDR Raleigh
99.9 W260DN North Myrtle Beach SC Colonial Radio Group 99.9 North Myrtle Beach SC150w/74m 900 WNMB North Myrtle Beach
95.7 W239CN St. Augustine Beach FL WSOS Radio 95.5 St. Augustine Beach FL250w/105m 1170 WSOS St. Augustine
106.7 W294CM Crescent Beach FL Flagler Broadcasting 106.3 St. Augustine FL225w/132m 105.5 WBHU St. Augustine Beach
106.9 W295DE Cleveland OH iHeartMedia 106.9 Cleveland OH146w vert/246m 1100 WTAM Cleveland
93.5 W228CX Indianapolis IN Emmis Communications 93.5 Indianapolis IN250w/295m 1070 WFNI Indianapolis
100.7 W264CR Gallatin TN Brayden Madison Broadcasting 100.7 Gallatin TN250w/89m 1010 WHIN Gallatin
92.5 W223DD Gadsden AL Sand Mountain Broadcasting Service 92.5 Gadsden AL250w/223m 630 WAVU Albertville
99.7 K259DB Baker MT Newell Broadcasting 99.1 Baker MT250w/176m 960 KFLN Baker
88.9 K205CG Bisbee-Douglas AZ University of Arizona 88.3 Bisbee-Douglas AZ70w/616m 88.9 KUAS-FM Sierra Vista
100.5 K263CA Taylor AZ Casa Pinon 100.5 Taylor AZ250w vert/257m 1470 KVSL Show Low
99.1 K256DF McMinnville OR Celebrate Life Media 99.1 McMinnville OR250w/349m 1260 KLYC McMinnville
98.7 K254DK Dayton WA Alexandra Communications 98.7 Walla Walla WA34w/226m 1420 KUJ Walla Walla
Station Applicant Freq COL State Power Rebroadcast

Pirate Actions

The following operators were issued Notices of Unlicensed Operation:

  • 94.1 & 103.1 Alma AR – Gerald Sutton
  • 95.7 Carmichael CA – Daryl Thomas
  • 100.1 Paterson NJ – Mendy Amsel
  • 95.3 Middletown NY – John Palmeri
  • 99.3 Hanover Township PA – Tawanna Brows / Brooklyn Sports Bar and Lounge
  • Call Letter Changes

    540 WLIE Islip NY -> WBWD

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