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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]

Station Sales Week Of 7/17: EMF Grows In Arizona Too

While the focus has been on their expansion in South Florida this week, Educational Media Foundation is also growing in Arizona. Grand Canyon Broadcasters sells 90.7 KGCB Prescott, 90.7 K214DT Flagstaff, and 101.9 K270BA Wickenburg to EMF for $1 million. Upon closing of the sale KGCB will flip from its locally programmed “90.9 Shine-FM” Christian AC format to “K-Love“. Tyler Media is purchasing three translators around Tulsa, OK. John Jason Bennett sells 107.7 K299BL Tulsa and 107.9 K300CY Coweta to Tyler for $480,000, while Bennett’s Screen Door Broadcasting sells 107.7 K299BP Coweta for $10,000. All three translators will rebroadcast Regional Mexican “La Z” 1270 KTUZ Claremore/Tulsa. KZLZ LLC. purchases the CP for 103.3 K277CV Tucson, AZ from Kev...[Read More]