The LPTV stations on Channel 6 that operate as radio stations on 87.7 have gotten a stay of execution from the FCC. The September 1, 2015 deadline that would’ve forced all of the remaining analog LPTV’s to convert to digital operation has been suspended indefinitely until a new date is decided upon in an upcoming rulemaking. In the proposed rulemaking, the so-called “Franken-FM’s” may be granted a way to continue operating after the television portion of its license goes digital. The FCC has opened a comment period asking “whether to allow LPTV stations on digital television channel 6 (82-88 MHz) to operate analog FM radio-type services on an ancillary or supplementary basis”. As the commission states, “a station has proposed using a single t...[Read More]
Delta Media has expanded Classic Country “Mustang 87.7” KXKW-LP Lafayette, LA to an additional signal. Sister Hot AC “Mix 107.1” KOGM Opelousas has dropped its format to simulcast KXKW-LP. The simulcast doesn’t do much to extend the coverage are of Mustang, however with the LPTV analog shutdown coming next year, it allows the format to transition to a traditional radio frequency. KXKW-LP registered a 0.8 share in the Spring 2014 Nielsen Audio ratings, while KOGM did not subscribe. The end of “Mix 107.1” makes two Lafayette area stations to drop their format today, along with “Rock 93.7” KRDJ.