Hubbard Freeform “The Gamut” 103.5 WTOP-HD3 Washington DC could soon be adding an analog signal over Washington and Montgomery County MD. Reston Translator’s 98.3 W252DC Reston VA has applied to move to the Bethesda MD tower utilized by co-owned 105.5 W288BS Reston with a directional 200 watts at 189 meters (Coverage Map) rebroadcasting WTOP-HD3. The Gamut programming is also heard on 820 WWFD Frederick MD and 104.5 W283CD Sterling VA. Reston Translator is owned by Communications Attorney John Garziglia and his wife Barbara. Their W288BS rebroadcasts “Bluegrass Country” 88.5 WAMU-HD3 Washington.
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]