FCC Report 10/8: A Raleigh Waiver For Cedar Rapids

FCC Decisions The FCC has rejected Kirkwood Community College's Informal Objection for Plus Charities to modify their CP for 88.7 KMMK Coggon IA and has granted the station's application. KMMK was originally granted a CP in March 2015 to operate with 5kw vertical/95m. It applied last December to upgrade from a Class A to C3 with 25kw vertical/94m where it would add coverage of Cedar Rapids utilizing a Raliegh Waiver where KMMK would receive interference from Kirkwood Community College's "Jazz 88.3" KCCK-FM Cedar Rapids and Educational Media Foundation's 89.1 KXGM Hiawatha, but not create any towards those stations. Kirkwood's objection stated that the Raleigh Waivers were limited to existing non-commercial stations only, and not for new construction permits. The FCC ruled that it ha...[Read More]

FCC Report 7/17: One For One World Trade

The new antenna at One World Trade Center in New York has its first radio applicant. Rahul Walia has spent the past several months moving the former 104.7 W284BW Franklin Township NJ across Central New Jersey. Now licensed to Perth Amboy NJ, W284BW now seeks to move to the newly constructed tower with 99 watts vertical/464 meters. The translator will operate with a very highly directional signal to protect Pamal CHR "K104.7" WSPK Poughkeepsie NY with all of its coverage going east towards Queens or southwest towards Staten Island and Bayonne NJ. W284BW is currently licensed to rebroadcast SBS Spanish AC "Amor 93.1" WPAT-FM Paterson NJ.

FCC Report 6/26

WMOG Relaunches As 92.7 SSI

Golden Isles Broadcasting has closed on its acquisition of Classic Hits “Big 92.7” WMOG St. Simons Island GA from iHeartMedia’s Brunswick Station Trust and relaunched it as “92.7 SSI” WSSI at 5:10pm today. The revamped Classic Hits format will focus on hits of the 70s and 80s and is debuting with the usual 10,000 songs in a row starting with Prince’s “1999” and Loverboy “Working For The Weekend”. The flip comes after a stunt loop with sweepers stating to ask your friends about what’s going on at 92.7 and indirectly mocking iHeart for the station being “neglected and almost thrown in a closet” pinpointing its lack of local programming. WSSI joins a Golden Isles Broadcasting cluster that also includes Country ̶...[Read More]