FCC Report 6/16: WPAT-FM Tries Again For Permanent Move To Empire State Building
After running on STA from the Empire State Building since 2003 after losing its licensed facility on 9/11, Spanish Broadcasting Systems Spanish AC “93.1 Amor” WPAT-FM Paterson NJ is once again attempting to make the ESB its permanent facility.
WPAT-FM has been operating with 4kW/415m with the STA, but seeks to increase power to 6kW. An identical application was filed in 2002 but was dismissed by the FCC and petition for reconsideration was rejected due to the increased interference the move would have created towards iHeartMedia’s 93.1 WHYN-FM Springfield MA. In its most recent filing to extend the STA, SBS states it has signed a lease for a permanent transmitter facility at the Empire State Building.