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FCC Applications 7/25: Cracking Down On Temporary Facilities

The FCC appears to be cracking down on stations that build out facilities to beat CP deadlines and then swiftly go silent. CommLawBlog reports that all full-powered licenses granted since July 2 now include this clause: Grant of this license application is conditioned on continuous operations of the licensed facility for the twelve-month period following grant. Failure to do so will result in the rescission of this grant, dismissal of the license application and the forfeiture of the associated construction permit pursuant to 47 C.F.R. § 73.3598(c) unless licensee rebuts presumption that authorized facilities were temporarily constructed. The spirit of the move is to prevent licensees to build out a temporary facility and then go silent to extend the three years given to get a new signal o...[Read More]

FCC Applications 5/3: More Baltimore & Atlanta Translator Move-Ins

Translator Moves On the heels of Radio-One taking over the programming of Hope Christian Church’s 106.1 W291BA Baltimore from CBS, Hope is applying to relocate 90.9 W215BY Church Hill, MD across the Chesapeake Bay to 101.5 in Baltimore where it will rebroadcast Radio-One’s “Spirit 1400” WWIN Baltimore. W215BY seeks to operate with 250 watts at 170 meters from the tower of Radio-One’s 92.3 WERQ Baltimore (Coverage Map). Immanuel Broadcasting Network’s 101.9 W270CP Atlanta applies to relocate to downtown Atlanta on 102.1 with 250 watts at 169 meters rebroadcasting an HD subchannel of iHeartMedia’s 94.9 WUBL Atlanta (Coverage Map). Georgia-Carolina Radiocasting’s 99.5 W258CC Athens, GA seeks to modify its CP to relocate to 92.7 with an increase ...[Read More]

FCC Applications 8/21

Station Moves With its CP to sign-on set to expire at the end of the month, The Gabriel Project has applied to modify 95.9 WGPI Columbus, IN to operate with 6kW at 46 meters (Coverage Map) in order to get the station on-air in time. Great Plains Media has applied for a booster for its Country “107.7 The Bull” WIBL Fairbury, IL in Bloomington. WIBL-1 will operate with 2.65kW at 40 meters (Coverage Map). Ondas de Vida Network’s 94.7 K234BS Las Vegas has filed a displacement application to relocate to 103.1 with 50 watts at 110 meters (Coverage Map). After launching Classic Rock “Rock 94.9” W235BS Birmingham, Mark Snow has applied to increase the station’s power from 70 watts at 299 meters to 88 watts. The translator is operating rebroadcasting Clear Channe...[Read More]

FCC Applications 7/10: WFAS-FM To Rise From The Ashes

Bridgelight LLC has resubmitted its proposed move of 94.3 W232AL Pomona, NY across the Hudson River. The move would bring the translator to the former tower of 103.9 WFAS-FM Bronxville in White Plains where it would operate with 250 watts at 197 meters rebroadcasting Cumulus’ 95.5 WPLJ New York (Coverage Map). Conveniently Cumulus moved WFAS-FM’s programming to WPLJ-HD2 when it launched “Radio 103.9” WNBM on July 3. Station Moves Shamrock Communications has proposed modifying its CP for 95.9 in Pahrump, NV to operate with 17kW at -103 meters (Coverage Map). Domestic Church Media’s Catholic 89.3 WFJS-FM Freehold, NJ has applied to increase from a Class A with 3.8kW at 50 meters to a B1 with 15.2kW (Coverage Map). Colorado Public Radio’s Classical 88.1 KVO...[Read More]

FCC Applications 4/16

Station Moves Georgia State University’s “Album 88.5” WRAS Atlanta is again attempting to move its transmission site from the southeast side of the city to downtown. The proposed tower site is used by a few translators as well as auxiliary sites for WUBL, WWPW, WWWQ, and WNNX. WRAS seeks to operate with 50kW at 318 meters. Clear Channel seeks to move two of its Dallas market signals to their auxiliary antenna permanently. 102.1 KDGE Fort Worth-Dallas and 102.9 KDMX Dallas will remain in the Cedar Hill area with 100kW while increasing their height from 485 to 535 meters above average terrain. Educational Media Foundation has completed its move of 102.9 KYSF Bonanza/Klamath Falls, OR to 97.5 and now seeks to increase the station from a C3 to C2. The station will increase fr...[Read More]

103.7 WXKT Gainesville, GA Becomes Bulldog 103.7

Update 12/6: At 6am today, WXKT relaunched its Talk format as “Bulldog 103.7” restoring the moniker the station used for many years under a Rock format. The station’s new lineup, being billed as “North Georgia’s News, Sports, and Information Station” features a news based morning show hosted by Tim Bryant from 6 to 10am. Martha Zoller, who had been hosting mornings on the old format moves to 9am to noon. At 12pm the station takes a turn towards Sports with the syndicated Jim Rome from noon to 3pm. Talk Radio Network’s “America’s Afternoon News” follows from 3 to 6pm and Yahoo! Sports Radio filling nights and weekends. Original Report 12/4: Cox Media’s “FM Talk 103.7” WXKT Maysville/Gainesville, GA has dropped its...[Read More]