97.7 Washington DC

FCC Applications 1/24

With Martin Luther King Day and the snowstorm on the east coast shutting down government offices for a couple days it was a little slower on the application front than usual. The continued attempt to get 107.7 on the air in the Omaha market takes another turn. With the FAA continually blocking the power level seeked by the applicants for the frequency, Kona Coast Radio has now applied to downgrade its application for KIMI Sydney, IA. Instead of operating as a Class C2 with 50kW at 124 meters, KIMI is looking to become a Class C3 running 13kW at 124 meters with a City of License change to Malvern, IA. Previous tests by KIMI and a previous CP by Connoisseur Media that was later returned to the FCC were halted by intermodulation interference to frequencies used by Offutt Air Force Base. The F...[Read More]

FCC Applications 11/25

Communications attorney John Garziglia has applied to increase his CP for 97.7 W249CO Reston, VA from 73 to 250 watts. Serving Washington DC’s western suburbs, the translator is licensed to rebroadcast American University’s 88.5 WAMU. With 100.3 WLML Lake Park/West Palm Beach close to launching, Reach Communications has filed a displacement application to relocate 100.3 W262AN Tamarac, FL to 101.1 with no facility changes. The translator simulcasts Clear Channel News/Talk 610 WIOD Miami. Clear Channel’s recently acquired 98.7 W254AZ Belmont, NC has applied to relocate its tower into the Charlotte city limits where it will operate with 180 watts. Clear Channel has acquired 105.1 W286BK Birmingham from Way Media for no financial compensation. Way gains the right to continue...[Read More]

FCC Report 4/5

As the FCC prepares to clear out the frozen 2003 Translator applications and open up the LPFM filing window later this year, many existing translators are hurrying to get their upgrades into the system. The past two weeks have been filled with dozens of upgrades applications. Starting in New York where 106.3 W292DV is trying once again to get relocated into the city. After discarding its hopes to operate in the city last year following interference claims the translator was unable to build out its CP on the Queens/Nassau county border. The translator has now applied for an STA to return to Long Island City, Queens with 4 watts to keep the license alive. EMF Broadcasting is seeking to move 100.7 K264AF Guasti, CA into parts of Los Angeles. The translator will operate with 235 watts from the...[Read More]