Another Atlanta Translator Shut Down Over Interference Complaints
As Cumulus Media’s “99X” 98.9 W255CJ Atlanta is finally back on the air after resolving its interference to WWGA Tallapoosa, the FCC has ordered Davis Broadcasting’s 101.1 W266BW Winder/Atlanta off the air due to interference complaints lodged by Tri-State Broadcasting’s Southern Gospel 101.1 WLJA-FM Ellijay GA.
W266BW was sent a letter by the FCC on October 11, 2017 requiring it to respond within 30 days to listener complaints of interference to WLJA-FM. After months of back and forth over whether the translator did enough to resolve the complaints, the FCC has decided that W266BW has only resolved 15 of the 20 complaints filed in 2017 as 12 failed to respond to their letters. Of the other five, since the translator’s engineer performed unaccompanied tests using his own equipment it was found to not be sufficient. For one of the complaints W266BW denied they were at fault because the complainer did not specify hearing the station’s Smooth Jazz format.
W266BW rebroadcast 1310 WJZA Decatur as “Smooth Jazz 101.1“.