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FCC Report 6/10: Hubbard Surrenders Seattle Translator Applications

Dismissals Hubbard Radio has requested the dismissal of its applications for new translators on 92.9 Bellevue WA (rebroadcasting Standards 880 KIXI Mercer Island-Seattle) and 96.1 Bellevue WA (rebroadcasting Talk 1150 KKNW Seattle) following Petitions To Deny from Saga Communications' 92.9 KISM Bellingham and 3 Cities Inc's 96.1 KXXO Olympia respectively. The following 2003 translator applications have been dismissed prior to Auction 83 set to begin on June 21 due their applicants being deemed ineligible to participate in the auction: 94.3 Eagar AZ - KM Radio of St. Johns 105.7 Eagar AZ - KM Radio of St. Johns 105.1 Lake of the Woods AZ - KM Radio of St. Johns 94.7 Show Low AZ - KM Radio of St. Johns 98.3 Eagle CO - Cool Radio LLC 92.3 Charlotte NC - Cameron Cravey 98...[Read More]

FCC Report 4/22: Agency To Adjust Translator Interference Rules

The FCC is proposing an adjustment of its rules in regards of translator interference complaints. In partially adopting a rulemaking originally proposed by the National Association of Broadcasters and Aztec Capital Partners, the FCC would allow translator causing interference to make a change to any available frequency as opposed to just the minor changes allowed now. It will also require six legitimate interference complaints as opposed to just the one with all complaints required to demonstrate that they are a "regular listener" and is not connected to the affected station. Translators would also be protected if the interference claim comes from outside the affected station's 54dBu contour. The agency is also proposing to streamline or eliminate the rule that requires stations to ...[Read More]

FCC Report 6/4: Did Billings Translators Go Rogue?

Following an informal objection and request for enforcement by Connoisseur Media, Edgewater Broadcasting has withdrawn its Construction Permit and License to Cover applications for 96.3 K242CI Casper WY to relocate to 102.5 in Billings MT. Edgewater had applied for and was granted a CP to move K242CI to Billings rebroadcasting Sun Mountain Inc.'s 1340 KBSR Laurel MT where it was operating as AC "Magic 102.5". Connoisseur claims that K242CI and 104.5 K283CP (licensed to rebroadcast 1450 KYLW Lockwood MT) have been operating illegally. Amongst Connoisseur's claims were that K242CI began operating in late 2016 but did not file for a license to cover until March, neither originating AM have not operated for multiple years now and no tower constructed at the licensed site for either station,...[Read More]

FCC Report 9/5: How To Track Translator Applications

"And the thing is we found out about it from a listener." That was Empire Broadcasting head Steve Kingston in response to his AAA 103.1 WRNR-FM Grasonville/Annapolis MD gaining a new co-channel neighbor from the AM Translator Revitalization Waiver. American FM Associates was granted a CP to move 94.3 W276DE Roxana DE to 103.1 in Baltimore where it would rebroadcast Christian Talk 1230 WRBS with 99w/49m. While the new translator will come nowhere near the protected contour of WRNR, the station reaches a much broader area thanks to the water propagation of the Chesapeake Bay. Much like other translators that have attempted to move into markets where rimshot stations were already established, it is doubtful the translator will ever see light of day on 103.1 once WRNR's Petition For Rec...[Read More]

FCC Applications 11/12: Dozens Of New Translators Granted

Dozens of more new translator CP’s have been granted since our last report. Clear Channel was one of the biggest beneficiaries as it gained eight new translators: 94.1 W231CM Southampton, NY – 250 watts – // 97.5 WALK-FM Patchouge 94.9 W235BY Vineland, NJ – 100 watts – // 94.7 WDSD Dover, DE 94.9 W235BX Colliers, WV – 56 watts – // 94.5 WWSW-FM Pittsburgh, PA 96.5 W243DB Kingston, NY – 90 watts – // 96.1 WPKF Poughkeepsie 100.1 K261ED St. Louis, MO – 130 watts – // 100.3 KMJM-FM Bridgeton 100.7 W264CT Shorewood, WI – 104 watts – // 100.7 WKKV-FM Racine 103.7 W279CM Mount Vernon IL – 250 watts – // 89.7 WBMV Mount Vernon 104.9 W285EV Houlton, MN – 250 watts – // 107.9 KQQL Anoka Cavalry Sat...[Read More]