Amazingly there were some moves this week that did not involve the 250 mile AM translator waiver. The agency acted quickly on many filings from right before the waiver period started so we should see quick action on the multitude of filings made when it started on January 29.
Station Sales Amidst rumors of an acquisition by Alpha Media, Morris Communications is making an asset exchange in the Palm Springs market to remove a potential loss of a grandfathered asset. Morris will exchange Sports “Fox Sports 1270” KFSQ Thousand Palms, CA to Sunnylands Broadcasting for 95.5 KCLZ Twentynine Palms. Morris currently leases KCLZ from Sunnylands to rebroadcast Rock 93.7 KCLB Coachella and will lease back 1270 after the exchange closes. 95.5 KCLZ is technically part of the Victor Valley market allowing Morris to not lose any of its grandfathered holdings following a sale. Family Stations is continuing to prune off some of its non-core assets. 1210 KEBR Rocklin/Sacramento, CA goes to Spice Radio, Inc. for $600,000. Principles in Spice Radio are in the process of...[Read More]
Station Moves One of only two facilities licensed to operate on 87.9 is seeking to move. Mountain View Public Broadcasting’s pending acquisition of 87.9 KSFH Mountain View, CA seeks to move to 100.7 due to “operational challenges faced on this channel, which is outside the normally used FM broadcast band”. The Class D signal intends to operate with 10 watts at -44 meters (Coverage Map). KSFH originally operated on 90.5 and 88.1 prior to moving to 87.9 in 1999. If granted, the move will leave Calvary Chapel of Twin Falls’ K200AA Sun Valley/Reno, NV as the only broadcast facility licensed on 87.9. New Translator Grants Kevin Youngers has been granted a CP for 93.7 W229CG Cleveland, OH. W229CG will operate with 27 watts at 51 meters rebroadcasting EMF Broadcasting̵...[Read More]