Note To Readers: Starting this week we will be breaking the FCC Applications column into two parts. This part will continue to include station modifications and call letter changes. The second part to be published on Fridays will be a rundown of all station sales. The big story this week was the FCC denying Way Media’s application to relocate 91.5 W218CR Central City, KY to 103.7 in Tell City, IN where it would’ve rebroadcasted Hancock Communications’ 1230 WTCJ Tell City. The “Tell City Waiver” would’ve enabled Way Media to not go through multiple hops to relocate W218CR to its intended destination. The FCC decided that any sweeping change to its policy would better be served via a rulemaking. More details at BroadcastLawBlog.com. Station Moves After com...[Read More]
In the first step of a move that will involve stations in three states, Clear Channel Classic Rock “Rock 104.9” WQNS Waynesville, NC has completed its move closer to Asheville and move to 105.1. The new “Rock 105.1” is now licensed to Woodfin operating with 4.9kW at 62 meters. The station released the following video to spotlight the construction of a new tower for it and sister News/Talk 570 WWNC. The next phase of the multi-station move will see 104.9 WCCP-FM Clemson, SC move to 105.5 and then 96.7 WROO Maudlin/Greenville, SC move to 104.9. A comment on WCCP’s Facebook page states that it plans on boosting its signal this summer.
A pair of Clear Channel stations in the Carolinas have proposed frequency moves pending the approval of a third application to increase power in Georgia. Clear Channel’s “Rock 104.9” WQNS Waynesville, NC would relocate about 25 miles east to a new tower located at the studio complex for Clear Channel Asheville improving coverage of Asheville proper. If approved, the station would change city of license to Woodfin, NC with a frequency change to 105.1. It would operate with 5.3kW at 62 meters. Christian AC “Shine 96.7” WROO Maudlin, SC serving greater Greenville would move to 104.9. The station would continue to operate from its current location with power increasing from 700 to 720 watts at 288 meters. As part of WROO’s application, Clear Channel is askin...[Read More]