1600 Albuquerque

FCC Applications 7/31: More Power For NYC Translator

Translator Changes Bridgelight LLC is seeking to increase the power of its CP for 95.1 W236CH Fort Greene, NY from 10 to 99 watts. The translator will cover Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Hudson County NJ from 4 Times Square via Cumulus’ 94.7 WNSH-HD4 (Coverage Map). Spring Arbor University seeks to relocate 98.3 W252CN Holt, MI to Lansing with an increase from 80 watts at 42.6 meters to 170 watts rebroadcasting 106.9 WSAE Spring Arbor (Coverage Map). Educational Media Foundation’s 102.9 W275CA Saginaw, MI applies to increase its CP from 2 watts at 112 meters to 13 watts at 121 meters with a move to 92.3 (Coverage Map). Ben F. Stinson’s 92.7 K224EN Hesperus, CO proposes to relocate to Durango on 92.3 with 250 watts at -269 meters (Coverage Map) rebroadcasting 92.5 KRWN Farmingt...[Read More]

Albuquerque AMs Swap Places

Vanguard Media has swapped the formats and call letters of its two ALbuquerque AM’s. Talk “The Rock Of Talk” 1550 KIVA shifts to 1600, while Classic Hits “Cool 107.5” KRKE goes in reverse. The move places the Talk format on the 1600 signal that operates with 10kW daytime and 175 watts at night from just south of the city. 1550 operates with 10kW daytime and just 27 watts at night, but will now be paired with the 107.5 translator (K298BK Sandia) that covers the whole city and adjacent towns. The 107.5 translator currently has a Construction Permit to upgrade from 99 watts to 250 watts with a move to 94.5. KIVA will soon be paired with 98.9 K255AU Corrales which will operate with 99 watts from the same location as 107.5.

Translator Report 7/11

With the July 4 holiday, its been a quiet start to the month on the translator front. Here’s the rundown of the big moves since our last report. Maverick Media has acquired W262BR Beloit, WI from Edgewater Broadcasting for $45,000 and has begun the process of moving the station to Rockford, IL. The moves will bump the translator from 4 watts on 100.3 to 230 watts on 100.5 where it will move to the same tower as new sister Active Rock “104.9 The X” WXRX. As we mentioned in the Independence Day Format Change Rundown, Clear Channel has begun programming EMF Broadcasting’s 103.1 K276EL San Marcos, TX. The translator which is now simulcasting Sports “1300 The Zone” KVET Austin has a newly acquired Construction Permit to move to Austin with 250 watts. North of...[Read More]

Translator Report 5/16

While much of the translator news had to do with 106.3 in New York last week there was lots more action elsewhere. Kansas City has more 250 watt translators in the commercial band than any other market and adds another one today. Alpine Broadcasting’s 102.9 K275BQ Richmond, MO signed on Friday afternoon rebroadcasting 1160 KCXL Liberty, MO. EMF Broadcasting’s 89.5 K208EO Sandia, NM has completed its move to 107.5 where it has begun airing Vanguard Media’s “Real Oldies 1600” KRKE Albuquerque as “Cool 107.5“. The translator covers the northeast portion of Albuquerque. Radio Power Inc.’s 100.1 W261AX Pittsburgh, PA, which will soon become Urban “WAMO 100” when paired with 660 WPYT has begun testing its signal with a simulcast of 90.5...[Read More]