106.3 Washington DC

FCC Report 4/5

As the FCC prepares to clear out the frozen 2003 Translator applications and open up the LPFM filing window later this year, many existing translators are hurrying to get their upgrades into the system. The past two weeks have been filled with dozens of upgrades applications. Starting in New York where 106.3 W292DV is trying once again to get relocated into the city. After discarding its hopes to operate in the city last year following interference claims the translator was unable to build out its CP on the Queens/Nassau county border. The translator has now applied for an STA to return to Long Island City, Queens with 4 watts to keep the license alive. EMF Broadcasting is seeking to move 100.7 K264AF Guasti, CA into parts of Los Angeles. The translator will operate with 235 watts from the...[Read More]

FCC Report 3/1: Jacksonville Upgrade Could Lead To Savannah Shuffle

Renda Broadcasting’s “Classic Rock 94.1” WSOS-FM Fruit Cove/Jacksonville, FL has filed an application to upgrade its signal from a Class C3 to C2. The station’s facilities would improve from 5.5kW at 154 meters to 38kW at 147.2 meters greatly improving the station’s city grade signal in Jacksonville itself. In the application, Renda is requesting that the FCC force changes at a pair of Savannah, GA stations. Clear Channel’s “94.1 The Beat” WQBT would be shifted to 95.5, while Cumulus’ “I95” 95.5 WIXV would move to 94.1. Both stations would maintain their current facilities. Should the FCC approve the move, Renda would be responsible for any costs the Savannah stations accrue. INSTANT INSIGHT: It’s doubtful that either ...[Read More]