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FCC Report 10/29: Call Sign Clash In Texas

Texas Public Radio has lost its current battle to force Sun Radio Foundation to change the call letters of 88.1 KCTI-FM Gonzales TX. Shortly before Sun Radio Foundation closed on the purchase of the station from Marantha Church of Laredo, the station changed its call letters from KITG to KCTI-FM. At the same time, Texas Public Radio was in the process of acquiring 1450 KCTI Gonzales from Gonzales Communications. 1450's General Manager at the time Steven Oakes granted Marantha the right to use those call letters despite Texas Public Radio's claims that Oakes did not have the right to do so at the time. However, because TPR's opposition was attached to a Sun Radio application for a Main Studio Waiver, the FCC has dismissed it as an untimely petition for reconsideration and denies the argu...[Read More]

FCC Applications 6/7: Pair Of Stations Sliding Closer To Phoenix

Station Moves 1TV.com’s “Oldies 97.3 KIKO-FM Claypool/Globe, AZ is attempting to make a move to better reach the east side of the Phoenix market. KIKO-FM seeks to shift to 96.5 and upgrade from a Class C3 to a Class C with 32kW at 981 meters (Coverage Map). To make the move happen, Petracom Hot AC “96.5 The Storm” KRFM Show Low would have to relocate to 98.5 with a downgrade from a Class C to a Class C0 with no changes to its 100kW at 303 meters facilities via a Show Cause Order. Just south of Phoenix, East Valley Institute of Technology applies to downgrade its CP for 88.7 KPNG Chandler from a Class C1 to C3 with 15kW at 113 meters (Coverage Map). Another station in the pending Salt Lake City frequency shuffle has applied for its new frequency. Alpha Media’s ...[Read More]