99.3 Atlanta

FCC Update 8/30: Pittsburgh Translator Move Denied

Last week Educational Media Foundation sought a STA to complete the move of 106.3 W292DH Uniontown, PA into Pittsburgh while it sought out issues with the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA issued a Notice of Presumed Hazard for W292DH’s 250 watt at 165 meters Construction Permit. The STA sought to begin operations at that facility with just 46 watts. But as the city-of-license was to remain in Uniontown the STA would not reach that city nor could it be used to build out a CP, it was declined by the FCC. W292DH is due to rebroadcast iHeartMedia Sports “970 ESPN” WBGG Pittsburgh via a Mattoon Waiver. Translator Moves

Atlanta’s Old School Off The Air

Core Communicators Classic Hip-Hop “Old School 99.3” W257DF Dallas, GA/94.9 WUBL-HD3 Atlanta has gone dark due to interference issues. Since moving its antenna earlier this year from the western suburbs to just east of downtown, W257DF has dealt been causing interference to Country 99.3 WCON-FM Cornelia. The translator has been operating under Special Temporary Authority to reduce its power towards WCON since March, but that hasn’t done anything to eliminate all of the interference. In a Remain Silent Authority application filed yesterday, W257DF states that they are testing their equipment to see if they can identify any problems with the transmitter or directional antenna and will consider options to eliminate interference including reducing ERP. They expect it will tak...[Read More]

Old School 99.3 Atlanta Shifts To Classic Hip-Hop

Another day, another Classic Hip-Hop launch. Steve Hedgwood’s On Top Broadcasting has shifted “Old School 99.3” 1010 WTZA Atlanta/99.3 W257DF Dallas, GA from R&B Oldies to Classic Hip-Hop. While utilizing the Old School logo visually, the on air branding is “Atlanta’s Home for Classic Hip-Hip and R&B, 99.3 and 1010”. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has Mary J Blige, Notorious BIG, Outkast, 2Pac, Goodie Mobb, TLC, Jermaine Dupri, Monica, Jagged Edge, the Beastie Boys, Jay-Z, NAS, 112 and Lil Jon listed as core artists. Hedgwood began operating 1010 WTZA via LMA in January 2013 and added the 99.3 translator earlier this year. W257DF currently covers the western suburbs of Atlanta but holds a CP to relocate to downtown Atlanta.

FCC Applications 9/21: New Translators For Atlanta & Baltimore

Translator Moves Steve Hedgwood’s Core Communicators recently launched Urban Oldies “Old School 99.3” on Edgewater Broadcasting’s W257DF Dallas, GA rebroadcasting 1010 WTZA Atlanta. Now the translator applies to move to downtown Atlanta with 99 watts at 263 meters (Coverage Map). Radio-One may be adding an additional FM signal in Baltimore. Hope Christian Church of Marlton is seeking to move 102.3 W272BJ Fairlee, MD across Chesapeake Bay where it would operate with 99 watts ant 335 meters rebroadcasting Radio-One’s 1010 WOLB Baltimore (Coverage Map). The translator won’t have to worry about interference complaints from co-channel 102.3 WWMJ Bethesda as it is owned by Radio-One. Community Education Foundation is inching 94.7 K234CL Dolan Springs, AZ towar...[Read More]

FCC Applications 3/5

Following the grant of a CP to relocate into Des Moines, Saga Communications has acquired 93.9 K230AT Winterset, IA from First Ventures Capital Partners for $87,500. The translator will operate with 250 watts at 107.3 meters once it builds its new facility. It is currently licensed to rebroadcast Clear Channel’s 1040 WHO Des Moines, but that will likely change once the sale is consummated. E-String Wireless has agreed to sell the CP for 102.3 K272FK College Station, TX to Brazos Valley Communications for $95,000. Brazos intends to rebroadcast Regional Mexican “Radio Alegria” 1240 KTAM Bryan on the 250 watt signal. Weston McCarron has exercised his option to purchase 106.7 K294CM Riverside, CA for $10 from Charles Crawford. The translator CP is licensed to operate with 250...[Read More]