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.

Station Applicant Freq COL State Power Rebroadcasting
97.9 W250BX Redwood NY Hudson Valley Public Radio 98.5 Redwood NY 10w/19m 92.1 WLNG Sag Harbor NY
102.3 W272CX Gettysburg PA Hilltop Communications 102.3 Westminister MD 199w/102m 1470 WTTR Westminister MD
96.1 W241AZ Clarks Summit PA Shamrock Communications 96.1 Dunmore PA 250w vert/370m 106.9 WEZX-HD3 Scranton PA
89.9 W210BX Highspire PA Hope Christian Church of Marlton 100.3 Harrisburg PA 250w/171m 96.1 WSOX-HD3 Red Lion PA
94.9 W235AP Radnor PA Four Rivers Community Broadcasting 95.3 Radnor PA 99w vert/80m 1310 WEMG Camden NJ
104.9 W285EW Harleysville PA Four Rivers Community Broadcasting 104.9 Lansdale PA 50w/58m 1440 WNPV Lansdale PA
97.1 W246CN Colmar PA Four Rivers Community Broadcasting 97.1 Colmar PA 250w/57m 88.9 WBYO Sellersville PA
104.7 W284CM Sayre PA Smith & Fitzgerald 104.1 Sayre PA 105w hor/189m 96.1 WPHD South Waverly PA
100.3 W262CF Pleasantville NJ Spread The Gospel 100.3 Pleasantville NJ 70w/59m 88.7 WEHA Port Republic NJ
104.7 W284BW Franklin Township NJ Rahul Walia 104.7 Perth Amboy NJ 250w vert/114m 93.1 WPAT-FM Paterson NJ
99.9 W260BW Egg Harbor NJ Quinn Communications 99.9 Bridgeton NJ 250w/154m 1240 WSNJ Bridgeton NJ
92.9 W225CF Denver PA American FM Associates 92.9 Denver PA 99w/200m 830 WEEU Reading PA
95.1 K236BO Sierra Vista AZ Cochise Broadcasting 94.5 Sierra Vista AZ 250w vert/-2m 95.3 KCDQ Douglas AZ
102.5 K273CN Oro Valley AZ Desert West Air Ranchers 102.9 Oro Valley AZ 20w/1248m 103.1 KCDX Florence AZ
102.7 K274CS Hereford AZ Cochise Broadcasting 103.1 Huachuca City AZ 250w vert/-54m 101.7 KKYZ Sierra Vista AZ
98.9 K255AU Corrales NM Immaculate Heart Radio 98.9 Corrales NM 70w vert/1246m 1550 KQNM Albuquerque NM
93.7 K229AS Carlsbad NM Pecos Valley Broadcasting 93.7 Artesia NM 250w/54m 990 KSVP Artesia NM
98.3 K252FK Culver City CA Gold Coast Broadcasting 98.3 Culver City CA 200w vert/66m 104.7 KCAQ Oxnard CA
92.9 K225AP Provo UT Sanpete County Broadcasting 92.9 Pleasant Grove UT 65w vert/829m 93.7 KUTC Mount Pleasant UT
104.9 K285GL Topeka KS E-String Wireless 104.9 Topeka KS 250w/244m 580 WIBW Topeka KS
95.3 K237FP Davenport IA Covenant Network 95.3 Davenport IA 250w/249m 102.7 KTJT-LP Davenport IA
98.5 K253BE Iowa City IA KZIA Inc. 98.5 Iowa City IA 250w/95m 102.9 KZIA Cedar Rapids IA
102.9 K275CD Bolivar MO Community Broadcasting 102.9 Bolivar MO 250w/78m 1200 KYOO Bolivar MO
93.3 K227AO Morrisville MO Radio Training Network 93.3 Springfield MO 250w vert/293m 560 KWTO Springfield MO
100.1 K261BT Holdredge NE Nebraska Rural Radio Association 100.1 Lexington NE 250w/177m 1580 KAMI Cozad NE
107.3 W297BR Mt. Carmel IL Indiana Community Radio 107.3 Mt. Carmel IL 250w/27m 100.5 WSJD Princeton IN
92.3 K222CQ Brownfield TX First Ventures Capital Partners 92.3 Brownfield TX 250w/210m 106.5 KXTQ-FM Lubbock TX
98.7 K254BZ Fairbanks TX Community Public Radio 98.7 Fairbanks TX 250w vert/507m 99.1 KODA Houston TX
103.7 K279CI Longview TX E-String Wireless 103.7 Longview TX 250w/215m 105.7 KYKX Longview TX
99.9 K260CE Gilmer TX E-String Wireless 99.9 Longview TX 250w/191m 105.7 KYKX Longview TX
105.3 W287BQ Alvin TX Centro Cristiano de Vida Eterna 105.3 Houston TX 99w vert/554m 94.5 KTBZ-FM Houston
93.7 W229CG Cleveland OH Radio.com LLC 104.5 Cleveland OH 19w/42m 90.7 KHRI Hollister CA
98.3 W252DC Reston VA Reston Translator 98.3 Reston VA 200w/189m 103.5 WTOP-HD3 Washington DC

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89.7 W209AG Roanoke VA Virginia Tech Foundation 89.5 Roanoke VA 250w/127m 89.1 WVTF Roanoke VA
102.9 W275CD Vinton VA Virginia Tech Foundation 102.9 Vinton VA 25w/230m 89.1 WVTF Roanoke VA
105.7 W289BR Cumberland MD Forever Media 105.7 Cumberland MD 100w/432m 560 WFRB Frostburg MD
102.5 W273CN Danbury CT Dennis Jackson 102.5 Danbury CT 250w/79m 90.5 WNPR Meridan CT
96.5 W243DC Needham MA Northeast Broadcasting 96.5 Needham MA 140w/192m 92.5 WXRV Andover MA
107.1 W296CK Cortland NY Calvary Chapel of the Finger Lakes 106.5 Cortland NY 27w vert/27m 99.7 WZXV Palmyra NY
106.7 W294BU Corning NY Sound Communications 106.7 Corning NY 99w vert/215m 105.3 WKPQ Hornell NY
92.9 W225BC Endicott NY Fitzgerald & Hawras 92.1 Endicott NY 78w/219m 106.7 WCDW Port Dickinson NY
107.9 K300CZ Lancaster CA Mountain Community Translators 107.9 Lancaster CA 10w/784m 90.7 KPFK Los Angeles
95.5 K238AK Palm Desert CA Playa Del Sol Broadcasters 102.7 Palm Desert CA 75w/200m 97.7 KRCK-HD2 Mecca CA
102.9 K275BJ Placerville CA Immaculate Heart Radio 102.9 Auburn CA 200w/334m 950 KAHI Auburn CA
101.5 K268CO Lake Los Angeles CA Edgewater Broadcasting 101.5 Lake Los Angeles CA 10w vert/600m 88.9 KLTW Lancaster CA
102.1 K271BV Orcutt CA Edgewater Broadcasting 102.1 Orcutt CA 250w/-75m 1360 KVSM Santa Maria CA
92.9 K225AC Grants Pass OR BiCoastal Media 92.9 Medford OR 99w/291m 107.5 KIFS Ashland OR
99.7 K259AE Wolf Creek OR Grants Pass Broadcasting 99.7 Williams OR 250w/631m 1270 KAJO Grants Pass OR
98.5 K253BW Union Mill WA Northwest Rock N Roll Preservation Society 104.1 Union Mill WA 250w vert/50m 99.9 KGHO-LP Hoquiam WA
91.9 K220HE Chehalis WA Calvary Chapel of Twin Falls 91.9 Chehalis WA 15.5w/305m 89.9 KAWZ Twin Falls ID
95.5 W238CN Eubank KY Sonya Lynn Read 95.5 Lancaster KY 250w/152m 102.9 WPBK Crab Orchard KY
100.7 W264CN Appleton WI Edgewater Broadcasting 100.7 Appleton WI 13w/114m 89.9 KAWZ Twin Falls ID
107.9 W300BM Madison WI University of Wisconsin 107.9 Madison WI 250w/45m 970 WHA Madison WI
105.1 W286CO Port Washington WI David Magnum 104.5 Cedarburg WI 250w/58m 92.5 WMBZ West Allis WI
98.1 W251BU Racine WI David Magnum 98.1 Kenosha WI 250w/60m 1400 WRJN Racine WI
103.5 W278AU Green Bay WI Woodward Communications 103.5 Green Bay WI 250w/180m 105.7 WAPL Appleton WI
94.1 W231CV Holly MI Family Life Broadcasting 94.1 Holly MI 250w/74m 1030 WUFL Sterling Heights MI
97.5 W248CC Ecorse MI Michigan Community Radio 97.5 Ecorse MI 250w/278m 89.9 WDTP Huron Township MI
103.9 W280EL Yates MI Michigan Community Radio 103.9 Yates MI 99w/278m 1160 WCXI Fenton MI
106.9 W295AW Fort Branch IN The Innovation Center 106.9 Darmstadt IN 194w hor/92m 90.7 WPSR Evansville IN
95.1 W236CF Homewood IL Windy City Broadcasting 95.1 Chicago IL 80w/427m 101.9 WTMX-HD2 Skokie IL
99.1 W256CL Park Forest IL Edgewater Broadcasting 99.1 Park Forest IL 110w/22m 93.9 WLIT Chicago IL
105.9 K290CF Kalispell MT Edgewater Broadcasting 105.7 Kalispell MT 34w/73m 90.7 KMBM Polson MT
103.7 K279BD Hamilton MT Shiela Callahan & Friends 104.1 Hamilton MT 99w/487m 102.5 KMSO Missoula MT
103.5 K278BI Kalispell MT Anderson Radio Broadcasting 103.5 Kalispell MT 250w/120m 100.7 KIBG Bigfork MT
94.7 K234BZ Kalispell MT Anderson Radio Broadcasting 94.7 Kalispell MT 250w vert/120m 92.3 KKMT Ronan MT
106.9 K295BZ Soledad CA King City Communications 106.1 King City CA 10w vert/-154m 102.1 KRKC-FM King City
93.7 K229CO Hillsboro TX Hispanic Family Christian Network 106.5 Dallas TX 200w vert/556m 90.9 KCBI Dallas TX
105.3 W287BY Oregon IL Angelo Salvi 105.3 Oregon IL 210w/173m 1520 WLUV Loves Park IL
99.1 W256CQ Bryson City NC Western NC Public Radio 99.5 Bryson City NC 10w/223m 90.5 WWCU Cullowhee NC
98.7 W254CH Bryson City NC Western NC Public Radio 99.1 Cherokee NC 10w/322m 90.5 WWCU Cullowhee NC
102.3 W272DI Roanoke VA WVJT LLC 101.9 Roanoke VA 130w/187m 1240 WGMN Roanoke VA
105.7 W289BX Henderson NC Educational Media Foundation 105.7 Henderson NC 13w/129m 106.7 WKVK Semora NC
95.1 K236BP Chickasha OK Screen Door Broadcasting 95.3 Chickasha OK 220w/115m 90.7 KFXT Sulpher OK
93.5 W228CV Briarcliff NC Eastern Airwaves 93.5 Chapel Hill NC 125w/214m 94.7 WQDR-FM Raleigh NC
95.5 K238BU Cape Girardeau MO Withers Broadcasting 96.1 Cape Girardeau MO 250w/270m 97.9 KBXB Sikeston MO
101.7 W269CY Mooresville NC Educational Media Foundation 102.3 Charlotte NC 250w/318m 101.9 WBAV Gastonia NC
93.1 W226BV Durham NC Eastern Airwaves 93.3 Durham NC 200w/189m 94.7 WQDR-FM Raleigh NC
104.9 W285EU Jamestown NC Eastern Airwaves 104.5 High Point NC 250w/103m 1230 WMFR High Point NC
97.3 W247CE Southern Pines NC Eastern Airwaves 97.3 Southern Pines NC 250w/97m 990 WEEB Southern Pines NC
96.5 W243DK Durham NC WDNC-AM
(Capitol Broadcasting)
96.5 Durham NC 250w/386m 99.9 WCMC-HD2 Holly Springs NC
96.7 W244DH Wilmington NC Friends of Public Radio 96.7 Wilmington NC 99w/196m 91.3 WHQR Wilmington NC
100.9 W265CT Hickory NC Radio Training Network 100.9 Hickory NC 250w/83m 96.1 WHQC-HD3 Shelby NC
107.7 W299BO Pickens SC FMX LLC 107.7 Berea SC 99w vert/285m 89.3 WLFJ-FM Greenville SC
98.5 W253BL Greenwood SC FMX LLC 98.5 Greenwood SC 194w/124m 1450 WCRS Greenwood SC
95.1 W236CD Seneca SC FMX LLC 95.1 Seneca SC 250w/216m 89.3 WLFJ-FM Greenville SC
105.1 W286CT Columbia SC Glory Communications 105.1 Columbia SC 250w/84m 620 WGCV Cayce SC
104.5 W283CG Tryon NC Ted McCall 104.5 Inman SC 250w/140m 93.7 WFBC-HD2 Greenville SC
92.5 W223BU Rincon GA Radio Training Network 92.7 Port Wentworth GA 230w/54m 91.9 WLFS Port Wentworth
104.9 W285FE Nassau Village-Ratliff FL Edgewater Broadcasting 104.9 Nassau Village-Ratliff/Jacksonville FL 250w/272m 90.9 WJKV Jacksonville
98.7 W254AI Auburndale FL Radio Training Network 95.9 Auburndale FL 250w/61m 98.3 WWRZ Fort Meade FL
96.5 W243AK Bradenton FL Polnet Communications 96.5 Bradenton FL 250w/112m 1590 WRXB St. Petersburg Beach FL
99.5 W258BF St. Augustine FL WSOS Radio 103.9 St. Augustine FL 240w/119m 1170 WSOS St. Augustine Beach FL
88.1 K201EO Boise ID Pensacola Christian College 98.9 Boise ID 250w vert/815m 98.7 KARO Nyssa ID
92.3 K222AD Cortez CO Winton Road Broadcasting
(American General Media)
92.3 Cortez CO 250w/-46m 740 KVFC Cortez CO
93.5 K228EL Hawthorne NV American Educational Broadcasting 93.5 Hawthorne NV 10w vert/-290m 90.1 KQMC Hawthorne NV
102.3 W272BV Yarmouth ME Light of Life Ministries 102.3 Yarmouth ME 250w/165m 88.9 WMDR-FM Oakland ME
102.1 K271BY Duncan OK The Love Station 101.7 Duncan OK 99w vert/174m 91.1 KJRF Lawton OK
100.1 K261EC Stillwater OK Screen Door Broadcasting 99.5 Stillwater OK 50w/127m 100.9 KSMJ-LP Oklahoma CIty OK
105.9 K290BU Booneville AR Fred Baker Jr. 105.9 Sallisaw OK 250w/166m 950 KFSA Fort Smith AR
104.7 W284CA Fort Payne AL Sand Mountain Broadcasting 104.5 Fort Payne AL 140w/31m 91.5 WSGN Gadsden AL
96.3 W242AX Auburn AL Auburn Network 96.3 Auburn AL 200w/118m 94.3 WGZZ Waverly AL
98.7 W254AY Auburn AL Auburn Network 98.7 Auburn AL 150w/149m 94.3 WGZZ Waverly AL
106.5 W293BI Auburn AL Auburn Network 106.7 Auburn AL 165w/149m 94.3 WGZZ Waverly AL
94.3 W232AH Florence AL Slatton & Associates 105.9 Florence AL 250w hor/59m 1290 WBTG Sheffield AL
88.7 W204BT Meridian MS Pensacola Christian College 88.5 Meridian MS 10w/151m 89.5 WPCS Pensacola FL
Station Applicant Freq COL State Power Rebroadcasting


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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