FCC Report 7/28: WQAN Makes Unauthorized 25 Mile Move

FCC Actions

Q100 99.3 WQAN Beulah Traverse City Roy HendersonRoy Henderson’s N Content Marketing LLC has been issued a Notice of Violation for 99.3 WQAN Beulah MI because it was noted operating 25 miles from its licensed coordinates. FCC measurements state that WQAN was operating with a directional 1450 watts as opposed to the 50kW non-directional signal it is licensed for. WQAN and Henderson’s other properties in the Traverse City market are operated by Blarney Stone Broadcasting via LMA with WQAN simulcasting Rock “Q100” 100.3 WQON Grayling.

Pentecostal Temple Development Corporation’s Gospel 1360 WGBN McKeesport/Pittsburgh PA was issued a $25,000 fine for “failing to properly light two antenna structures, for failing to notify the FAA of lighting extinguishments, and for failing to clean or repaint the antenna structures as often as necessary to maintain good visibility.” The station was originally issued a Notice of Apparent Liability in December 2016 for the violations with the FCC stating in this order that Pentecoastal Temple engaged in “procedurally deficient shenanigans” by failing to comply with the written directions contained in the notice.

Dismissals

The FCC has dismissed three translator modifications filed by Aircraft Storage Solutions LLC due to delinquencies owed to the agency. The dismissals were issued to 92.3 K222AV Parker AZ, 98.3 K252FF Lake Havasu City AZ, and 101.7 K269GB Calnevair NV.

Also dismissed were a number of translator modifications seeking waivers to change frequencies. These include Carl Tutera’s 104.7 W284CT Miami (seeking move to 103.9), FRC of Alabama’s 94.7 W234AD Decatur AL (96.5), Gary Cocola’s 99.7 K259CF South Fresno CA (102.3), and Jeff Chang’s 107.1 K296HE Victorville CA (101.5).

Davidson County Broadcasting’s application to remove the directional antenna on 106.1 W291DD Lexington NC was dismissed due to contour overlap it would cause to 106.1 W291DM Greensboro NC.

Deletions

Matinee Media Corporation has surrendered the license of 107.3 KAZV Aguila AZ. KAZV had filed a Silent STA in July 2018 stating it had gone off the air on July 10 one day after the FCC granted its license to cover. Matinee claimed in its license surrender letter that the owner of the land attempted to change their agreed deal and they do not have the funds to make the purchase on the new terms.

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