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Tedd Webb To Retire From WFLA Tampa

Tedd Webb will retire from his position as co-host of iHeartMedia News/Talk 970 WFLA Tampa/102.9 W275AZ Wesley Chapel South at the end of January 2018. Webb has been with WFLA since 1983 and has co-hosted “AM Tampa Bay” with Jack Harris since 1994. Harris and producer Aaron Jacobson will continue to host the show upon Webb’s exit. Webb began his radio career in 1963 and has spent the majority of his career working in his hometown. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Webb intends to keep co-hosting “The Opening Bell” on sister 1250 WHNZ if physically able. Webb was off the air for a few weeks in August after suffering a second heart attack.

WFLA Adds Second Translator

iHeartMedia News/Talk 970 WFLA Tampa is now being heard on 102.9 W275AZ Wesley Chapel South FL bringing the station to FM in Tampa proper. W275AZ joins 96.7 W244BE Brandon covering the New Port Richey area in airing WFLA’s programming on FM. W275AZ had been carrying the Classic Hip-Hop “Throwback Tampa Bay” along with 94.5 W233AV Gulfport and 105.9 W290BJ West Tampa. 102.9 and 105.9’s signals overlapped making it redundant to keep in the trimulcast. Chief Engineer John McMartin discussed the launch of W275AZ on WFLA’s morning show.

FCC Applications 1/19: Moving Across The Street In New York & Jacksonville

Station Moves Univision’s Manhattan booster for Regional Mexican “92.7 Nueva York” WQBU Garden City is looking to cross the street, literally. WQBU-1 is applying to move from 450 W. 33rd Street to 460 W. 34th St with an increase from 80 watts to 99 watts at 76 meters continuing to utilize a directional array (Coverage Map). Educational Media Foundation’s 90.9 WKTZ-FM Jacksonville, FL also seeks to move across the street. WKTZ-FM will shift from its current tower where it operates with 50kW at 141 meters to 41kW at 166 meters (Coverage Map). Auburn University’s 91.1 WEGL Auburn, AL applies to increase from a Class A with 3kW at 65 meters to a C3 with 15kW at 94.2 meters (Coverage Map). Wagonwheel Communications Country 92.1 KFRZ Green River, WY applies to downg...[Read More]

FCC Applications 8/17

Translator Moves Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa has amended its application for 96.9 K245AI San Pasqual, CA to relocate to San Diego with 250 watts at 560 meters rebroadcasting Univision’s 102.9 KLQV (Coverage Map). Reach Communications 92.1 W221CE Wesley Chapel South, FL applies to shift to 102.9 with 250 watts at 58 meters. Rebroadcasting a subchannel of Clear Channel’s 100.7 WMTX, W221CE will cover parts of Tampa and South Tampa (Coverage Map). Edgewater Broadcasting’s 100.1 W261BX Birmingham seeks a modification to 35 watts at 347 meters rebroadcasting Summit Media’s 104.7 WZZK (Coverage Map). Clear Channel’s CP for 96.5 K243CA Millman, IA proposes a modification to 102 watts at 110 meters from downtown Des Moines rebroadcasting an HD subchannel of sister 10...[Read More]