FM Changes Way Media’s recently acquired 89.7 KAWA Sanger TX seeks to increase its coverage in Dallas by upgrading from a Class C1 to C0. KAWA will increase power from 14 to 45 watts from its current 518 meter antenna (Coverage Map).
Morgan Murphy Media’s QueenB Radio has made a pair of changes to its Spokane WA cluster. 1080 KVNI Coeur D’Alene ID dropped its simulcast of Sports “700 ESPN” KXLX Spokane and is now being paired with 92.5 K223AN Coeur D’Alene as “Kootenai FM“. Launching with Christmas music through the holiday season, InlandNWBusiness.com reports that the station will then flip to an AC format hyper-serving the Kootenai County region of Northern Idaho. The station will also carry local high school and University of Idaho sports. The cluster also has switched 100.3 K262AG Spokane from a simulcast of Country 99.9 KXLY-FM Spokane to a simulcast of Conservative Talk 920 KXLY.
The FCC appears to be cracking down on stations that build out facilities to beat CP deadlines and then swiftly go silent. CommLawBlog reports that all full-powered licenses granted since July 2 now include this clause: Grant of this license application is conditioned on continuous operations of the licensed facility for the twelve-month period following grant. Failure to do so will result in the rescission of this grant, dismissal of the license application and the forfeiture of the associated construction permit pursuant to 47 C.F.R. § 73.3598(c) unless licensee rebuts presumption that authorized facilities were temporarily constructed. The spirit of the move is to prevent licensees to build out a temporary facility and then go silent to extend the three years given to get a new signal o...[Read More]