97.5 Wichita Falls

FCC Report 3/18: What’s Next For The Chicago Ghost Translator

Centro Cristiano de Vida Eterna has withdrawn its license to cover for 98.3 W252AW Chicago filed in April 2017 after a series of petitions to deny filed by veteran Chicago engineer and reporter Larry Langford. Centro Cristiano had been filing a series of applications to hop W252AW from Chicago's western suburbs with the intent to bring it to downtown Chicago. Langford filed a Petition To Deny in December 2017 stating that many of the previous Construction Permits were never built out showing that a July 2016 License To Cover on a tower owned by the Illinois Department of Transportation, an October 2016 LTC on the tower of CBS Radio's 670 WSCR, and a March 2017 LTC on a tower owned by the Chicago Transit Authority could not have been built as claimed as all three tower owners were never ...[Read More]

Big Country 97.5 Debuts In Wichita Falls

Falls Media completed its move and upgrade of Regional Mexican “96.3 La Ley” KXXN Iowa Park/Wichita Falls TX on February 1 and flipped it to Classic Country “Big Country 97.5“. Falls Media President Dan Balla tells us that the station is the first affiliate of Scott Shannon and Gary Reynolds’ new Classic Country network. Reynolds spent 18 years programming “Real Country” for ABC Radio/Citadel/Cumulus and Shannon’s “True Oldies Channel“. The station is focusing on Country hits of the 1970s through 90s. It can be heard via streaming here. The move also corresponded with the upgrade of the station back to its fully licensed 6kW/100m parameters after operating with multiple STA’s with lower power and periods of silence since 201...[Read More]

FCC Report 11/19: Roy Henderson Goes 0 For 2

FCC Actions The FCC has rejected Roy Henderson's Petition For Reconsideration for the deletion of 99.7 KROY Palacios TX. Henderson had previously admitted to operating KROY from March 1 through 9, 2013 and December 23, 2013 through January 2, 2014 at sites without a license or STA while mostly being silent from the dismantling of its tower in November of 2007 and March 15, 2014 when it began Program Test Authority from its replacement site. Henderson argued that the agency overlooked the station's service to Palacios TX since 2000, his application in 2016 to sell KROY to New Wavo Communications for $550,000 and his efforts to restore broadcast operation, while claiming that the FCC ignored statements from local listeners that KROY did broadcast during the relevant time period although it ...[Read More]