FCC Applications 1/4: Big Austin Upgrade

Station Moves

101X KROX-FM Buda Austin Emmis FCC Application Construction Permit ModificationEmmis Alternative “101X” 101.5 KROX-FM Buda/Austin, TX has applied to make a significant upgrade to its signal. KROX-FM seeks to increase from a Class C2 with 12.5kW at 258.1 meters to a C1 with 86kW at 320 meters from the tower of sister 103.5 KBPA San Marcos (Coverage Map). From the new location KROX-FM’s 60dbu signal will reach into parts of San Antonio.

While still awaiting its license after its CP was set to expire in September, Hispanic Target Media now seeks to increase 102.9 KHMQ King City, CA to 6kW at 17 meters (Coverage Map). The group had filed for two STA’s to remain silence that were dismissed by the FCC following Informal Objections from King City Communications stating that the station did not in fact build its facility before the CP expired on 9/21.

Caldwell Media Classic Rock “107.3 Earl-FM” KERL Cotton Plant, AR seeks to increase from a Class A with 6kW at 100 meters to a C3 with a power increase to 14kW (Coverage Map).

With much of its coverage area over water, Peninsula Communications AAA “103.5 K-Wave” KWVV-FM Homer, AK proposes to downgrade from a Class C with 100kW at 351 meters to a C1 with 25kW (Coverage Map) due to increased power rates in the remote Alaska region.

Sacred Heart Radio’s 88.1 KYTR Union Gap, WA applies to move closer to Yakima with 52 watts at 87.4 meters (Coverage Map).

Translator Moves

University of Northwestern-St. Paul applies to relocate its CP for 106.5 W293CK Clearwater, FL to 106.9 from a new location in St. Petersburg. W293CK will operate with 250 watts at 165 meters rebroadcasting Beasley’s 98.7 WHFS-FM Holmes Beach (Coverage Map).

Reach Communications 96.9 W245BC Lauderdale Lakes, FL applies to increase to 250 watts at 122 meters rebroadcasting Beasley’s “Moneytalk 740” WSBR Boca Raton. (Coverage Map)

Kevin Fitzgerald’s 106.5 W293BW Schnecksville, PA applies to relocate to Allentown with 250 watts at -2 meters rebroadcasting 90.3 WLHI Schnecksville (Coverage Map).

John Jason Bennett seeks to relocate 107.7 K299BL Kiefer, OK into Tulsa with just 2 watts at 9 meters rebroadcasting Tyler Media Regional Mexican “La Z 1270” KTUZ Claremore (Coverage Map).

Calvary Chapel of Roanoke’s 94.1 W231CJ Roanoke CP applies to increase to 250 watts at 248 meters rebroadcasting 90.3 WRXT Roanoke (Coverage Map).

First Venture Capital Partners’ 92.3 K222CN Levelland, TX seeks to relocate into Lubbock with 250 watts at 218 meters rebroadcasting an HD subchannel of Ramar’s 93.7 KXTQ-FM Lubbock (Coverage Map).

Idaho Wireless Corporation’s 100.3 K262CL Pocatello, ID applies to relocate to a new tower site with 100 watts at 367 meters continuing to rebroadcast Classic Country 1290 KOUU Pocatello (Coverage Map).

Radio Stateboro’s pending acquisition of 99.3 W257BG Statesboro, GA seeks a new tower site with 250 watts at 84 meters rebroadcasting Sports 850 WPTB Statesboro (Coverage Map).

Galesburg Broadcasting Company’s CP for 93.7 W229BO Galesburg, IL proposes an increase to 210 watts at 102 meters rebroadcasting News/Talk 1400 WGIL Galesburg (Coverage Map).

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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