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Chicago Public Media & WDCB Chicago Reach Interference Settlement

Chicago Public Media and College of Dupage’s Jazz 90.9 WDCB Glen Ellyn IL have reached a settlement over the interference caused by Chicago Public Media’s 91.1 W217BM Chicago that will see the groups start a “creative collaboration”. Chicago Public Media has been operating W217BM with 10 watts/365.2m from the Willis Tower instead of its licensed 99 watts due to interference complaints from WDCB since shortly after its launch in 2014. To help satisfy the issues, Robert Feder reports that CPM and WDCB have agreed to a long-term arrangement to have 90.7 WRTE Chicago continue to simulcast WDCB to fill in the station’s coverage holes in downtown Chicago. WRTE operates with 6w/107.3m. W217BM carries CPM’s “Vocalo” younger skewing public radio programming origi...[Read More]

FCC Report 2/13

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]