San Tan Educational Media has been granted a CP for an LPFM serving Mesa, AZ. The station, which will serve the eastern portions of the Phoenix market including Chandler, Gilbert and Apache Junction, has applied for KUKQ-LP as its call letters. The KUKQ call letters were once used by 1060 AM during its time as an Alternative station in the early 1990’s. The new LPFM, to be branded as “Q106.7“, will feature an Alternative format, sharing some programming with 93.9 KWSS-LP Scottsdale including its TMI Morning Show. San Tan Educational Media President Shon White has served as a consultant and DJ for KWSS. San Tan anticipates having the new station on the air within a month. The station is promoting a “Grand Opening Event” for March 15.
The FCC has begun to clear out the list of translator applications from 2003 that have been stuck in limbo while LPFM rules were set. With those now in place, hundreds of applications have been dismissed. Recnet features a list of the applications that remain active following the purge. Chicago Public Media has completed the move of 90.5 WRTE Chicago to 90.7. With the move to downtown Chicago, the station has relaunched with the user-generated programming of “Vocalo“, which is also heard on 89.5 WBEW Chesterton, IN. Its previous Spanish “Radio Arte” programming remains online. With it about to be bumped from its current home at 106.7 due to interference issue, Alternative KWSS-LP Scottsdale will relocate to 93.9 on March 10. The LPFM covers northern parts of Phoenix...[Read More]