FCC Report 1/31: Not Too Calm Before The AM Waiver Storm

FCC Radio Online Public Political FileWith the 250 mile Translator Waiver period starting on Friday, the week leading up to it featured many licensees rushing to get their applications in first. Expecting hundreds of applications to flood the FCC with their waiver applications, we will be featuring daily updates next week with all the translator applications as they are added to the CDBS.

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FM Changes

As we reported earlier in the week, Radio Wahpeton Breckenridge is purchasing Classic Hits “92.7 The Drive” KZDR Kindred ND and moving it out of the Fargo market. KZDR applies to relocate to Wahpeton MN with 6kw/46m. To make the move of KZDR possible, Radio Fargo-Moorhead’s 107.9 KPFX Fargo applies to change city-of-license to Kindred to retain first aural service to that community.

LM Communications AAA “105.5 The Bridge” WCOO Kiawah Island/Charleston SC applies to move to the former WCBD-TV tower with 22.5kW/199.5m. Sister “98 Rock” WYBB Charleston already holds a CP to move to that tower.

Northeast of Sacramento, Lazer Broadcasting’s 103.3 KBAA Grass Valley CA applies to move to a new tower site with 1.3kw/216m. KBAA simulcasts Regional Mexican “Radio Lazer 94.3” KGRB Jackson CA.

Family Life Broadcasting’s Silent 88.5 KFLT-FM Tucson AZ applies to rebuild its fallen tower at its previous location. KFLT-FM previously operated with 1.5kw vert/115m, but due to KUAT-TV moving from Channel 6 to 30 seeks to add horizontal polarity to its antenna giving it 1.5kw/115m.

Alex Media’s CP for 93.5 WZFL Islamorada FL applies to move a bit south to the tower of 100.3 WCTH/103.1 WFKZ with 50kw/121m.

Top O Texas Educational Broadcasting’s 88.5 KVED Vernon TX seeks an increase from Class A to C3 by moving to 88.1 with 20kw hor/111m.

Northeast Washington Community Radio Guild’s 102.7 KCHW Chewelah WA also proposes a Class A to C3 upgrade with 3kw/287m.

AM Changes

Tri-City Radio’s Sports “1000 The Game” WDXZ Robertsdale/Mobile AL applies to move to 1020 with an increase from 1kw to 25kw daytime.


A strange application came into the FCC and was quickly dismissed. Natsumi Mieko Kimi Kato applied for a new 102.5 licensed to San Francisco CA but with a tower site just outside Tokyo, Japan requesting 332kw/332m facilities. Within the three applications filed for said station, Ms. Kato stated she was not an American citizen and that she represented Multilingual Radio Network and World Public Media under the KONB call calls. A quick search brings up this website full of wonderful comments such as Will Ferrell being part of the staff of the company.

Primera Iglesia Evangelica de Apostles y Profetas applied earlier this month for a displacement to move 106.1 K291CE Sugar Land TX to 97.3 due to interference caused by 106.1 KIOC Orange/Beaumont. A quick petition to deny filed by Gow Communications’ “ESPN 97.5” KFNC Mont Belvieu TX on the basis of K291CE creating interference to KFNC by moving to 97.3 proved unnecessary as the FCC dismissed the application on the grounds that K291CE wasn’t displaced from its current location because of changes to KIOC. KIOC has been operating with its currently licensed facilities since 2003, while K291CE created the interference by moving to its currently licensed facility in 2014.

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Translator Changes

Over 100 applications were filed this week to beat the rush created by the opening of the AM waiver period.

Among the notable applications:

Gold Coast Broadcasting’s 98.3 K252FK Culver City CA applies to increase to 200w vert/66m where it will bring Rhythmic CHR “Q104.7” KQIE to the westside of Los Angeles including Beverly Hills, Inglewood and Santa Monica.

Northeast Broadcasting’s 96.5 W243DC Needham MA applies to move to a new location near Milton with 140w/192m where it will improve AAA “92.5 The River” WXRV Andover/Boston’s along the southern end of the Route 128 corrider.

Edgewater Broadcasting’s 104.9 W285FE Nassau Village-Ratliff FL applies to move to the 95.1 WAPE tower in downtown Jacksonville with 250w/272m rebroadcasting EMF’s 90.9 WJKV Jacksonville.

97.9 W250BX Redwood NYHudson Valley Public Radio98.5RedwoodNY10w/19m92.1 WLNG Sag Harbor NY
102.3 W272CX Gettysburg PAHilltop Communications102.3WestministerMD199w/102m1470 WTTR Westminister MD
96.1 W241AZ Clarks Summit PAShamrock Communications96.1DunmorePA250w vert/370m106.9 WEZX-HD3 Scranton PA
89.9 W210BX Highspire PAHope Christian Church of Marlton100.3HarrisburgPA250w/171m96.1 WSOX-HD3 Red Lion PA
94.9 W235AP Radnor PAFour Rivers Community Broadcasting95.3RadnorPA99w vert/80m1310 WEMG Camden NJ
104.9 W285EW Harleysville PAFour Rivers Community Broadcasting104.9LansdalePA50w/58m1440 WNPV Lansdale PA
97.1 W246CN Colmar PAFour Rivers Community Broadcasting97.1ColmarPA250w/57m88.9 WBYO Sellersville PA
104.7 W284CM Sayre PASmith & Fitzgerald104.1SayrePA105w hor/189m96.1 WPHD South Waverly PA
100.3 W262CF Pleasantville NJSpread The Gospel100.3PleasantvilleNJ70w/59m88.7 WEHA Port Republic NJ
104.7 W284BW Franklin Township NJRahul Walia104.7Perth AmboyNJ250w vert/114m93.1 WPAT-FM Paterson NJ
99.9 W260BW Egg Harbor NJQuinn Communications99.9BridgetonNJ250w/154m1240 WSNJ Bridgeton NJ
92.9 W225CF Denver PAAmerican FM Associates92.9DenverPA99w/200m830 WEEU Reading PA
95.1 K236BO Sierra Vista AZCochise Broadcasting94.5Sierra VistaAZ250w vert/-2m95.3 KCDQ Douglas AZ
102.5 K273CN Oro Valley AZDesert West Air Ranchers102.9Oro ValleyAZ20w/1248m103.1 KCDX Florence AZ
102.7 K274CS Hereford AZCochise Broadcasting103.1Huachuca CityAZ250w vert/-54m101.7 KKYZ Sierra Vista AZ
98.9 K255AU Corrales NMImmaculate Heart Radio98.9CorralesNM70w vert/1246m1550 KQNM Albuquerque NM
93.7 K229AS Carlsbad NMPecos Valley Broadcasting93.7ArtesiaNM250w/54m990 KSVP Artesia NM
98.3 K252FK Culver City CAGold Coast Broadcasting98.3Culver CityCA200w vert/66m104.7 KCAQ Oxnard CA
92.9 K225AP Provo UTSanpete County Broadcasting92.9Pleasant GroveUT65w vert/829m93.7 KUTC Mount Pleasant UT
104.9 K285GL Topeka KSE-String Wireless104.9TopekaKS250w/244m580 WIBW Topeka KS
95.3 K237FP Davenport IACovenant Network95.3DavenportIA250w/249m102.7 KTJT-LP Davenport IA
98.5 K253BE Iowa City IAKZIA Inc.98.5Iowa CityIA250w/95m102.9 KZIA Cedar Rapids IA
102.9 K275CD Bolivar MOCommunity Broadcasting102.9BolivarMO250w/78m1200 KYOO Bolivar MO
93.3 K227AO Morrisville MORadio Training Network93.3SpringfieldMO250w vert/293m560 KWTO Springfield MO
100.1 K261BT Holdredge NENebraska Rural Radio Association100.1LexingtonNE250w/177m1580 KAMI Cozad NE
107.3 W297BR Mt. Carmel ILIndiana Community Radio107.3Mt. CarmelIL250w/27m100.5 WSJD Princeton IN
92.3 K222CQ Brownfield TXFirst Ventures Capital Partners92.3BrownfieldTX250w/210m106.5 KXTQ-FM Lubbock TX
98.7 K254BZ Fairbanks TXCommunity Public Radio98.7FairbanksTX250w vert/507m99.1 KODA Houston TX
103.7 K279CI Longview TXE-String Wireless103.7LongviewTX250w/215m105.7 KYKX Longview TX
99.9 K260CE Gilmer TXE-String Wireless99.9LongviewTX250w/191m105.7 KYKX Longview TX
105.3 W287BQ Alvin TXCentro Cristiano de Vida Eterna105.3HoustonTX99w vert/554m94.5 KTBZ-FM Houston
93.7 W229CG Cleveland OHRadio.com LLC104.5ClevelandOH19w/42m90.7 KHRI Hollister CA
98.3 W252DC Reston VAReston Translator98.3RestonVA200w/189m103.5 WTOP-HD3 Washington DC

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89.7 W209AG Roanoke VAVirginia Tech Foundation89.5RoanokeVA250w/127m89.1 WVTF Roanoke VA
102.9 W275CD Vinton VAVirginia Tech Foundation102.9VintonVA25w/230m89.1 WVTF Roanoke VA
105.7 W289BR Cumberland MDForever Media105.7CumberlandMD100w/432m560 WFRB Frostburg MD
102.5 W273CN Danbury CTDennis Jackson102.5DanburyCT250w/79m90.5 WNPR Meridan CT
96.5 W243DC Needham MANortheast Broadcasting96.5NeedhamMA140w/192m92.5 WXRV Andover MA
107.1 W296CK Cortland NYCalvary Chapel of the Finger Lakes106.5CortlandNY27w vert/27m99.7 WZXV Palmyra NY
106.7 W294BU Corning NYSound Communications106.7CorningNY99w vert/215m105.3 WKPQ Hornell NY
92.9 W225BC Endicott NYFitzgerald & Hawras92.1EndicottNY78w/219m106.7 WCDW Port Dickinson NY
107.9 K300CZ Lancaster CAMountain Community Translators107.9LancasterCA10w/784m90.7 KPFK Los Angeles
95.5 K238AK Palm Desert CAPlaya Del Sol Broadcasters102.7Palm DesertCA75w/200m97.7 KRCK-HD2 Mecca CA
102.9 K275BJ Placerville CAImmaculate Heart Radio102.9AuburnCA200w/334m950 KAHI Auburn CA
101.5 K268CO Lake Los Angeles CAEdgewater Broadcasting101.5Lake Los AngelesCA10w vert/600m88.9 KLTW Lancaster CA
102.1 K271BV Orcutt CAEdgewater Broadcasting102.1OrcuttCA250w/-75m1360 KVSM Santa Maria CA
92.9 K225AC Grants Pass ORBiCoastal Media92.9MedfordOR99w/291m107.5 KIFS Ashland OR
99.7 K259AE Wolf Creek ORGrants Pass Broadcasting99.7WilliamsOR250w/631m1270 KAJO Grants Pass OR
98.5 K253BW Union Mill WANorthwest Rock N Roll Preservation Society104.1Union MillWA250w vert/50m99.9 KGHO-LP Hoquiam WA
91.9 K220HE Chehalis WACalvary Chapel of Twin Falls91.9ChehalisWA15.5w/305m89.9 KAWZ Twin Falls ID
95.5 W238CN Eubank KYSonya Lynn Read95.5LancasterKY250w/152m102.9 WPBK Crab Orchard KY
100.7 W264CN Appleton WIEdgewater Broadcasting100.7AppletonWI13w/114m89.9 KAWZ Twin Falls ID
107.9 W300BM Madison WIUniversity of Wisconsin107.9MadisonWI250w/45m970 WHA Madison WI
105.1 W286CO Port Washington WIDavid Magnum104.5CedarburgWI250w/58m92.5 WMBZ West Allis WI
98.1 W251BU Racine WIDavid Magnum98.1KenoshaWI250w/60m1400 WRJN Racine WI
103.5 W278AU Green Bay WIWoodward Communications103.5Green BayWI250w/180m105.7 WAPL Appleton WI
94.1 W231CV Holly MIFamily Life Broadcasting94.1HollyMI250w/74m1030 WUFL Sterling Heights MI
97.5 W248CC Ecorse MIMichigan Community Radio97.5EcorseMI250w/278m89.9 WDTP Huron Township MI
103.9 W280EL Yates MIMichigan Community Radio103.9YatesMI99w/278m1160 WCXI Fenton MI
106.9 W295AW Fort Branch INThe Innovation Center106.9DarmstadtIN194w hor/92m90.7 WPSR Evansville IN
95.1 W236CF Homewood ILWindy City Broadcasting95.1ChicagoIL80w/427m101.9 WTMX-HD2 Skokie IL
99.1 W256CL Park Forest ILEdgewater Broadcasting99.1Park ForestIL110w/22m93.9 WLIT Chicago IL
105.9 K290CF Kalispell MTEdgewater Broadcasting105.7KalispellMT34w/73m90.7 KMBM Polson MT
103.7 K279BD Hamilton MTShiela Callahan & Friends104.1HamiltonMT99w/487m102.5 KMSO Missoula MT
103.5 K278BI Kalispell MTAnderson Radio Broadcasting103.5KalispellMT250w/120m100.7 KIBG Bigfork MT
94.7 K234BZ Kalispell MTAnderson Radio Broadcasting94.7KalispellMT250w vert/120m92.3 KKMT Ronan MT
106.9 K295BZ Soledad CAKing City Communications106.1King CityCA10w vert/-154m102.1 KRKC-FM King City
93.7 K229CO Hillsboro TXHispanic Family Christian Network106.5DallasTX200w vert/556m90.9 KCBI Dallas TX
105.3 W287BY Oregon ILAngelo Salvi105.3OregonIL210w/173m1520 WLUV Loves Park IL
99.1 W256CQ Bryson City NCWestern NC Public Radio99.5Bryson CityNC10w/223m90.5 WWCU Cullowhee NC
98.7 W254CH Bryson City NCWestern NC Public Radio99.1CherokeeNC10w/322m90.5 WWCU Cullowhee NC
102.3 W272DI Roanoke VAWVJT LLC101.9RoanokeVA130w/187m1240 WGMN Roanoke VA
105.7 W289BX Henderson NCEducational Media Foundation105.7HendersonNC13w/129m106.7 WKVK Semora NC
95.1 K236BP Chickasha OKScreen Door Broadcasting95.3ChickashaOK220w/115m90.7 KFXT Sulpher OK
93.5 W228CV Briarcliff NCEastern Airwaves93.5Chapel HillNC125w/214m94.7 WQDR-FM Raleigh NC
95.5 K238BU Cape Girardeau MOWithers Broadcasting96.1Cape GirardeauMO250w/270m97.9 KBXB Sikeston MO
101.7 W269CY Mooresville NCEducational Media Foundation102.3CharlotteNC250w/318m101.9 WBAV Gastonia NC
93.1 W226BV Durham NCEastern Airwaves93.3DurhamNC200w/189m94.7 WQDR-FM Raleigh NC
104.9 W285EU Jamestown NCEastern Airwaves104.5High PointNC250w/103m1230 WMFR High Point NC
97.3 W247CE Southern Pines NCEastern Airwaves97.3Southern PinesNC250w/97m990 WEEB Southern Pines NC
96.5 W243DK Durham NCWDNC-AM
(Capitol Broadcasting)
96.5DurhamNC250w/386m99.9 WCMC-HD2 Holly Springs NC
96.7 W244DH Wilmington NCFriends of Public Radio96.7WilmingtonNC99w/196m91.3 WHQR Wilmington NC
100.9 W265CT Hickory NCRadio Training Network100.9HickoryNC250w/83m96.1 WHQC-HD3 Shelby NC
107.7 W299BO Pickens SCFMX LLC107.7BereaSC99w vert/285m89.3 WLFJ-FM Greenville SC
98.5 W253BL Greenwood SCFMX LLC98.5GreenwoodSC194w/124m1450 WCRS Greenwood SC
95.1 W236CD Seneca SCFMX LLC95.1SenecaSC250w/216m89.3 WLFJ-FM Greenville SC
105.1 W286CT Columbia SCGlory Communications105.1ColumbiaSC250w/84m620 WGCV Cayce SC
104.5 W283CG Tryon NCTed McCall104.5InmanSC250w/140m93.7 WFBC-HD2 Greenville SC
92.5 W223BU Rincon GARadio Training Network92.7Port WentworthGA230w/54m91.9 WLFS Port Wentworth
104.9 W285FE Nassau Village-Ratliff FLEdgewater Broadcasting104.9Nassau Village-Ratliff/JacksonvilleFL250w/272m90.9 WJKV Jacksonville
98.7 W254AI Auburndale FLRadio Training Network95.9AuburndaleFL250w/61m98.3 WWRZ Fort Meade FL
96.5 W243AK Bradenton FLPolnet Communications96.5BradentonFL250w/112m1590 WRXB St. Petersburg Beach FL
99.5 W258BF St. Augustine FLWSOS Radio103.9St. AugustineFL240w/119m1170 WSOS St. Augustine Beach FL
88.1 K201EO Boise IDPensacola Christian College98.9BoiseID250w vert/815m98.7 KARO Nyssa ID
92.3 K222AD Cortez COWinton Road Broadcasting
(American General Media)
92.3CortezCO250w/-46m740 KVFC Cortez CO
93.5 K228EL Hawthorne NVAmerican Educational Broadcasting93.5HawthorneNV10w vert/-290m90.1 KQMC Hawthorne NV
102.3 W272BV Yarmouth MELight of Life Ministries102.3YarmouthME250w/165m88.9 WMDR-FM Oakland ME
102.1 K271BY Duncan OKThe Love Station101.7DuncanOK99w vert/174m91.1 KJRF Lawton OK
100.1 K261EC Stillwater OKScreen Door Broadcasting99.5StillwaterOK50w/127m100.9 KSMJ-LP Oklahoma CIty OK
105.9 K290BU Booneville ARFred Baker Jr.105.9SallisawOK250w/166m950 KFSA Fort Smith AR
104.7 W284CA Fort Payne ALSand Mountain Broadcasting104.5Fort PayneAL140w/31m91.5 WSGN Gadsden AL
96.3 W242AX Auburn ALAuburn Network96.3AuburnAL200w/118m94.3 WGZZ Waverly AL
98.7 W254AY Auburn ALAuburn Network98.7AuburnAL150w/149m94.3 WGZZ Waverly AL
106.5 W293BI Auburn ALAuburn Network106.7AuburnAL165w/149m94.3 WGZZ Waverly AL
94.3 W232AH Florence ALSlatton & Associates105.9FlorenceAL250w hor/59m1290 WBTG Sheffield AL
88.7 W204BT Meridian MSPensacola Christian College88.5MeridianMS10w/151m89.5 WPCS Pensacola FL


Call Letter Changes

93.3 KUBE Seattle WA -> KPWK
95.3 KNOF St. Paul MN -> KZGO
101.5 NEW Chincoteague VA -> WOWZ
102.3 KNIT Kaunakakai HI -> KKHI
103.9 KKHI Peach Springs AZ -> KNIT
104.9 KKBW Eatonville WA -> KUBE

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