The FCC has ordered Martz Communications’ Smooth Jazz “104.7 The Oasis” W284BQ Detroit off the air due to interference against Clear Channel’s WIOT Toledo, OH.
The translator, which debuted in April, had claimed that it had resolved the interference by offering smartphones with Clear Channel’s IHeartRadio app to those who had complained to the FCC about the interference. Read the whole FCC order here.
Clear Channel has been on the other side of the battle in the two other major translator interference battles this year. Apple 107.1’s 106.3 W292DV New York, which was planned to simulcast 106.7 WLTW-HD2 has been silent since May due to interference to Press Communications’ “Thunder 106” WKMK Eatontown, NJ and EMF Broadcasting’s attempt to move a few translators in Minneapolis/St. Paul simulcasting Clear Channel HD subchannels to downtown Minneapolis have been hit with objections causing delays.
The Smooth Jazz programming of The Oasis will continue for now on 107.5 WGPR-HD2 and 1047TheOasis.com.