Settlement Leads To Buffalo Area FM Grant
The two remaining applicants for a new non-commercial allocation on 92.1 in the Buffalo, NY suburb of Amherst have come to a settlement agreement leading to Calvary Chapel of the Niagara Frontier being granted a Construction Permit for the new station.
CCNF and Medaille College were the final two of the original nine applicants for the Class A allocation in Amherst during a 2010 filing window. Six were dismissed on the points system used by the FCC to select a winner while Lockport Seventh Day Adventist Church was dismissed on technical grounds in 2012. As part of the settlement, Calvary Chapel of the Niagara Frontier will reimburse Medaille $20,000 for expenses incurred in the application process.
CCNF’s application indicates the station will operate with 1.05kW at 102 meters from the tower of Public News/Talk 88.7 WBFO Buffalo (Coverage Map). The related Calvary Chapel of The Finger Lakes operates “The Word” 99.7 WZXV Palmyra/Rochester, which is heard in Buffalo on 93.3 W227BW Buffalo.