AM Translator Madness Day 1 By The Numbers
Friday, January 29th was the first day of the three month long waiver period for Class C and D AM station owners to move a translator within 250 miles to pair with a station. With the filing period open 419 applications were made. Due to errors in filings, potential interference with existing or mutual-exclusive applications, not all will be approved.
The biggest markets were shut out. No filings in New York City or Los Angeles. A handful of filings were made in the suburbs of Chicago, and only one in San Francisco where Hispanic Family Christian Network applied for 93.7 for Pham Radio’s 1400 KVTO Berkeley.
Two huge MX battles will be waged in Boston and Washington DC. Bob Bittner’s 740 WJIB (map), Salem’s 950 WROL (map), and Radio-One’s 1090 WILD (map) all filed for 106.1 in Boston. Four applicants are seeking 95.9 in the Washington area: Win Radio’s 950 WCTN (map), Hubbard’s 1050 WBQH (map), Newcomb’s 1220 WFAX (map) and Radio-One’s 1450 WOL (map).
The Kansas City market could see the most new FM signals with five applicants. 760 KCCV on 96.9 (map), 890 KMVG on 93.7 (map), 1090 KEXS on 92.9 (map), 1140 KCXL on 102.7 (map), 1510 KCTE on 94.5 (map).
iHeartMedia by far was the busiest applicant with 29 filings. Salem Media was next with seven of their AM’s applying for an FM signal.
See the list of all filings below: