Saga Communications Rock “Lazer 99.3” WLZX-FM Northampton/Springfield MA has begun simulcasting on 1600 WHNP/105.1 W286DB East Longmeadow. WHNP (Now under WLZX call letters) had been simulcasting Liberal Talk 1400 WHMP Northampton/1240 WHMQ Greenfield, while the translator completes its move from Ithaca NY. The switch to a WLZX-FM simulcast helps fill some coverage gaps for “Lazer” in the southern side of Springfield and in Enfield CT.
With the AM Revitalization Translator Waiver Period set to expire at the end of this month, there has been a slight uptick in applications trying to get in before the deadline. In one such case, Saga Communications is cleverly extending the 250 mile limit to improve their status in two markets.