104.9 Tucson

Tucson Move-In Hits Dead End In A Pickup Truck

KZLZ, LLC’s long gestating plan to move 104.9 KWCX-FM Willcox, AZ appears to have come to a screeching halt as it has requested all of its pending applications be dismissed by the FCC. KWCX-FM’s application to relocate to the Tucson suburb of Tanque Verde as a Class A operating with 3kW horizontal at -70 meters (Proposed Coverage Map) was set to expire on August 27, 2012. The station applied for its License To Cover on August 22 stating it had constructed the facility as permitted. In an August 28, 2012 Petition To Deny to a later application, Journal Broadcasting (now Scripps) owner of co-channel “ESPN Tucson” 104.9 K285DL Tucson, had its Chief Engineer travel “to the specified transmission site and found no evidence of any broadcast operation or construction...[Read More]

FCC Applications 11/25

Communications attorney John Garziglia has applied to increase his CP for 97.7 W249CO Reston, VA from 73 to 250 watts. Serving Washington DC’s western suburbs, the translator is licensed to rebroadcast American University’s 88.5 WAMU. With 100.3 WLML Lake Park/West Palm Beach close to launching, Reach Communications has filed a displacement application to relocate 100.3 W262AN Tamarac, FL to 101.1 with no facility changes. The translator simulcasts Clear Channel News/Talk 610 WIOD Miami. Clear Channel’s recently acquired 98.7 W254AZ Belmont, NC has applied to relocate its tower into the Charlotte city limits where it will operate with 180 watts. Clear Channel has acquired 105.1 W286BK Birmingham from Way Media for no financial compensation. Way gains the right to continue...[Read More]

1490 The Fan Tucson Adds FM Simulcast

This report is corrected from our original version. “1490 The Fan” KFFN Tucson has added an FM simulcast on 104.9 K285DL and rebranded as “ESPN Tucson“. KFFN carries the bulk of the ESPN Radio lineup along with the local “Happy Hour with Jody Oehler” from 4 to 6pm. The station also carries play-by-play of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Phoenix Suns. Previously, K285DL was simulcasting Journal’s Rhythmic Oldies “Mega 106.3” KGMG. The translator will need to find a new home in the near future as KWCX Willcox, AZ has a construction permit to move to Tanque Verde, AZ and have coverage over much of the greater Tucson area.