88.1 Topeka

FCC Update 8/9: One Texas Station Forced To Modify; Another Deleted

In March, the FCC issued an Order To Show Cause to LKCM Country “95.9 the Ranch” KFWR Jacksboro/Fort Worth, TX over its use of a side-mounted antenna sending double the licensed power including in the direction of Lake Country Radio’s 95.9 KCKL Malakoff, TX. The agency sought for KFWR to give reasons why KFWR’s total power output shouldn’t be dropped from 25kW to 9.1kW to limit the radiation to 100kW in all directions, while reclassifying their antenna system as directional. A response from KFWR offered to remove the mounting pole and parasitics from the antenna. KFWR took great offense to the reclassification as directional as the agency had previously not established how much distortion is permitted while using a side-mounted non-directional antenna. After a few respons...[Read More]

FCC Applications 4/26: Next Phase Of Salt Lake Shuffle Upcoming

Station Moves The long gestating frequency shuffle involving many Salt Lake City area frequencies is coming even closer to fruition. iHeartMedia’s 105.7 KNRS-FM Centerville and 106.5 KAAZ-FM Spanish Fork have applied to make their moves to 105.9 and 106.7 respectively. Neither station will make any other change to their facility. While 106.9 KEGH Brigham City to 107.1 Woodruff, 107.5 KKLV Orem to Kaysville, and 107.9 KUDD Roy to Randolph are built-out and awaiting the rest of the chain to be completed, after the two iHeart station moves, 105.3 KDWY Diamondville, WY to the Humpy site on 105.5 Oakley, UT, 106.1 KBMG Evanston, WY to 106.3, and other out of market moves will still need to be completed. Media-One Country “98.3 The Bull” WYBL Ashtabula, OH applies to relocate t...[Read More]

FCC Applications 10/30

Station Moves Family Life Broadcasting’s 88.1 KJTY Topeka, KS is attempting to rimshot Kansas City a little more as it is applying to move its transmitter site eastward to near Lawrence where it will operate with 88kW at 176.9 meters (Coverage Map). Concurrently, Templo Apostoles y Prophetas Bethel’s 88.1 KZGC-FM Garden City, KS applies to upgrade to 1kW at 125 meters (Coverage Map). Liberman Broadcasting is reapplying for two of its expiring CP’s. In the Dallas suburbs, “FunAsia 104.9” KZMP-FM Pilot Point seeks 42kW at 606 meters (Coverage Map). In suburban Houston, “La Raza 103.3” KJOJ-FM Freeport wants 100kW at 595.8 meters (Coverage Map). In between Houston and San Antonio, Roy Henderson’s 92.3 KNRG New Ulm, TX seeks to increase from a Cl...[Read More]