Santa Cruz

Community Group Seeking To Acquire KSRI Santa Cruz

Central Coast Community Radio has reached a tentative deal to acquire 90.7 KSRI Santa Cruz CA from Educational Media Foundation for $265,000. CCCR had been bidding for Pataphysical Broadcasting’s bankrupt 88.9 KUSP Santa Cruz, which was sold to EMF in late 2016 for $605,000. KUSP will assume KSRI’s Christian CHR “Air 1” programming making to 90.7 frequency redundant to EMF. The group needs to raise $350,000 in 45 days to proceed with the acquisition to basically replace KUSP as a mostly locally originating public operation.

FCC Report 7/24: How Many Times Can You Lie To The FCC?

Juan Alberto Ayala is yet again attempting to modify 93.5 W228DF Four Corners FL without the approval of the station he claims will be rebroadcasting. In February we reported Ayala had withdrawn applications for W228DF after 88.3 WPOZ President James Hoge and CBS Radio Orlando Director of Engineering Matthew Agnesi called out W228DF for neither of its filed applications having written permission from those companies to rebroadcast their stations as legally mandated. Since then Ayala filed two additional applications. One specified iHeartMedia's 107.7 WMGF Mount Dora as originating station which was dismissed for yet again not gaining their permission and the second selected JVC Media's 103.1 WOTW Windermere. Following those applications JVC and IHeart have filed petitions to the FCC for...[Read More]

FCC Report 3/27: KRZC Deleted Following Accusations Of Falsified Station Application

Station Deletions 89.3 KRZC Scotts Valley CA was deleted following Calvary Chapel of Santa Cruz’s request that the agency delete its pending license and all contingent Construction Permits following a January Petition to Deny by Eschaton Foundation. The petition stated that KRZC was not constructed as authorized prior to its CP expiring and falsified its license application to the agency. CCSC and Eschaton’s 89.3 KZJV Santa Cruz were set to share time on the air. FM Changes Valleydale Broadcasting applies to increase 101.3 KEPZ Colfax LA from 1.8kw/73.3m to 6kw/82.7m from its current tower site. Wisdom Ministries Gospel 104.5 KJTX Jefferson TX seeks to raise antenna height and drop power from 4.4kw/117m to 2.5kw/157m from its current tower site. AM Revitalization Translator App...[Read More]

FCC Applications 3/22: New Translator For Indianapolis

Translator Moves Kaspar Broadcasting has completed its move of 94.1 W231CB Frankfort, IN to 93.5 and now seeks a Mattoon Waiver to relocate it to Indianapolis. W231CB would operate with 250 watts at 211 meters from the WFBQ/WOLT tower in the northern part of the city rebroadcasting Radio One’s Gospel “1310 The Light” WTLC Indianapolis (Coverage Map). Positive Alternative Radio’s 102.7 W274AB Petersburg, VA applies to move to 103.3 with an increase to 250 watts at 101 meters rebroadcasting Richmond Christian Radio’s 1290 WDZY Colonial Heights (Coverage Map). iHeartMedia’s CP 105.5 W288CX Columbia, SC seeks to move to a new tower site where it will operate with 250 watts at 186 meters rebroadcasting an HD subchannel of 100.1 WXBT West Columbia (Coverage Ma...[Read More]

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]