FCC Applications 8/28: Houston Translator Upgrade & Sale

Sales & Moves

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit ApplicationsPrimera Iglesia Evangelica de Apostoles y Progfeta’s 106.1 K291CE Rosenberg, TX has been sold to The RAFFT Corporation for $100,000, a $50,000 time brokerage agreement, and providing the seller with a replacement translator for no cost. The sale comes after K291CE applies to increase to 250 watts at 463 meters to expand its coverage of Houston and its southwestern suburbs. It will rebroadcast Cox Media’s 107.5 KGLK-HD3 Lake Jackson.

The Estate of John W. Pike has sold 95.9 W240AJ Endicott, NY to Montrose Broadcasting Corporation for $10,000. Concurrently, the translator applies to relocate to 95.5 with 100 watts at -1 meter rebroadcasting 800 WPEL Montrose, PA (Coverage Map).

Barrow Radio Broadcasting acquires 96.3 W242AU Athens-Clarke County, GA from Community Public Radio for $45,000. In order to bring it closer to Winder where it will rebroadcast 1300 WJBB, the translator applies to relocate to 107.1 with 12 watts at 27 meters (Coverage Map).


Univision sells 95.3 KVWG-FM Dilley, TX to Enduring Oil Expedition LLC for $12,500. Univision had acquired the station in a 2007 trade for what is now 1310 KAHL San Antonio as part of a deal to enable the upgrade of 95.1 KGSX Comfort/San Antonio and downgrade and move of KVWG-FM from Pearsall to Dilley.

Martin Dirst sells 104.3 KFZE Daniel, WY to Wagonwheel Communications for $50,000.

Locally Owned Radio sells “Comedy 1270” KXQZ Twin Falls, ID to Salt & Light Radio for $122,000. Salt & Light owns two AMs in the market already: Catholic 1340 KTFI Wendell and Spanish Catholic 1450 KEZJ Twin Falls.

Locally Owned turned around and acquired 95.1 K236BS Jerome County, ID from Brigham Young University-Idaho for $41,750. The translator last week applied to relocate to Twin Falls.

Just northeast of Dallas, Radio Fortaleza International acquires the CP for 101.5 K268CL Garland, TX from Gospel Broadcasting Network for $150,000. In a separate deal between the two, RFI acquires 106.3 K292GA Clarksville, TX for the same $150,000 price. The translators will be utilized to rebroadcast 91.1 KGPF Sulpher Springs.

Salem Communications has acquired 96.9 W245CH Travelers Rest/Greenville, SC from Frank McCoy for $200,000. The 250 watt translator will rebroadcast an HD subchannel of 94.5 WGTK-FM.

The Association For Community Education sells 95.5 K238BB Palm Springs, CA to Carlos Arana Ministries for $5,000.

South of Tucson, Edgewater Broadcasting sells the CP for 94.5 K233CW Green Valley, AZ to Educational Media Foundation for $1.

Starboard Media Foundation sells its CP for 102.9 W275BV Winchester, VA to City Commons LLC for $11,000. The translator will rebroadcast Classic Hits 610 WXVA Winchester.

Southern Belle LLC acquires 93.5 W228CL Frankfort, KY from Radio Assist Ministry for $25,000 to rebroadcast Classic Hits 1490 WKYW Frankfort.

Southern Oregon University purchases 102.3 K272FC Voorhies/Medford, OR from Media Eye for $70,000.

Professional Antenna, Tower and Translator Service sells 99.7 K259CM Moab and 101.1 K266BF Green River, UT to Paul Anderson for $20,000.

Station Moves

The University of Hawaii’s 90.3 KTUH Honolulu has applied to slide over to 90.1 with an upgrade from being a Class A with 3kW at -25 meters to a Class C1 with 7kW at 501 meters (Coverage Map).

After years of operating via STA from a temporary tower site, Sacred Heart University’s 1260 WSHU Westport, CT has applied to relocate to Seymour, CT with 650 watts day and 20 watts night.

Great Scott Communication’s “Hot Country 107.7” WKHI Fruitland/Salisbury, MD holds a CP to increase from a Class A to a B1 with 22kW at 106 meters. The station now seeks to modify that with a move to a new transmitter site just over the Delaware state line with a directional 23.5kW at 103 meter signal (Coverage Map).

Steckline Communications’ recently acquired 92.5 KGBL Lakin, KS has completed its move to 100.9 as a Class C3 with 18kW at 121 meters. Now the station seeks a boost to a Class C1 with 100kw from the same antenna height (Coverage Map).

SSR Communications Talk 103.9 WYAB Flora, MS seeks a COL change to Pocahontas, MS with no changes to its 5kW at 99 meter signal.

Translator Moves

Flinn Broadcasting has closed on its acquisition of 103.1 W276BH Byhalia, MS and applied to relocate it to Memphis, TN with 250 watts at 231 meters rebroadcasting Sports 560 WHBQ Memphis (Coverage Map).

Bradlee Beer’s “Soul Of Dayton” 98.7 W254BA Dayton, OH seeks an increase from 56 to 250 watts while remaining at 84 meters (Coverage Map).

Family Life Ministries’ 102.9 W275BX Erie, PA applies to move to 92.1 with an increase from 10 watts at -5 meters to 45 watts at 19 meters rebroadcasting 89.5 WMIH Geneva, OH (Coverage Map)

Positive Alternative Radio’s 94.1 W231BC Christiansburg, VA seeks to move to 94.3 with 170 watts at 169 meters rebroadcasting Classic Country 810 WPIN Dublin, VA (Coverage Map).

Rocket Radio Corporation’s 97.7 K249ER Payson, AZ proposes a move to 97.3 with 70 watts at 975 meters pointed towards the eastern end of the Phoenix market rebroadcasting Univision’s 100.3 KQMR Globe (Coverage Map).

Your Christian Companion Network’s 98.5 K253BR Grover City, CA applies to change COL to San Luis Obispo with 250 watts at 432 meters rebroadcasting EMF’s 88.5 KLVH San Luis Obispo (Coverage Map).

Riverbend Communication’s 101.1 K266AF Pocatello, ID applies to move its tower site outside of Idaho Falls with 250 watts at 211 meters. K266AF will rebroadcast sister “East Idaho News” 1260 KBLY Idaho Falls (Coverage Map).

In what they state will be the first of two applications, E-String Wireless’ CP for 97.1 K246CF Beaumont, TX applies to move to 107.7 to mitigate potential interference to Cox’ 97.1 KTHT Cleveland. It seeks to operate with 1 watt at 89 meters rebroadcasting Martin Broadcasting Gospel 990 KZZB Beaumont (Coverage Map).

Kaspar Broadcasting’s 94.1 W231CB Frankfort, IN seeks to shift to 93.5 with 250 watts at 20 meters rebroadcasting sister 97.7 WSHW Frankfort (Coverage Map).

Family Life Ministries CP for 100.5 W263CN Dunkirk, NY applies to increase from 180 to 250 watts at 29 meters rebroadcasting an HD subchannel of Entercom’s 102.5 WTSS Buffalo (Coverage Map).

New Translator Grants

Vermont Public Radio gains 102.7 W274BU Burlington, VT with 5 watts at 11 meters rebroadcasting 107.9 WVPS Burlington (Coverage Map).

Call Letter Changes

100.9 KKEE Wheelock, TX -> KVMK
102.1 KENA-FM De Queen, AR -> KILX
102.7 NEW Centerville, TX -> KKEE
104.1 KILX Hatfield, AR -> KENA-FM

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  1. Stelly says

    K246CF Beaumont applies to move to 107.7, putting it up against adjacent-channel 107.9 KQQK.

    KQQK’s city of license: Beaumont.

    1. Lance Venta says

      I believe that’s why they indicated in the application there will be a second application once the first is granted. KQQK likely had to give permission to allow this to happen.

  2. Stelly says

    Also, I wonder if the KVMK calls just assigned to 100.9 Wheelock, TX (Bryan-College Station market) indicates that Bryan Broadcasting intends to move the “Maverick” Country format that just launched from its 102.7 translator onto to the new signal once it signs-on.

    1. Lance Venta says

      That’s already been confirmed.

      1. Stelly says

        Ah, I must have missed it.

        1. Lance Venta says

          It will simulcast 102.7 as “Maverick 101” once it launches.

  3. Ben Ditzel says

    Are KILX and KENA just swapping call letters or are they changing formats etc also?
    My parents live out there in the no man’s land of the Ouachita’s and I was surprised to see such tiny towns and stations making the list today. Good old Hatfield & Cove, AR

  4. joepolichino says

    Lance, any rumblings on what will be coming to the new 102-7 KKEE in Centerville? I’d hope it’s not Maverick as well, Leon County certainly doesn’t have a lack of country outlets to choose from already.

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