Scranton

FCC Applications 2/1: Big Upgrades In San Francisco & Cleveland

Educational Media Foundation is preparing signal upgrades for properties in the San Francisco Bay Area and Cleveland. EMF’s 107.3 KLVS Livermore, CA seeks to relocate about 15 miles west of its current location to a new tower site in the Diablo Mountains east of Oakland. KLVS would operate with 4.1kW at 481 meters increasing its coverage into San Francisco and San Jose (Coverage Map) at the expense of its coverage in Stockton and Modesto. In Cleveland, an application filed by iHeartMedia will see EMF’s 106.1 W291BV Solon, OH move to the current auxiliary antenna of CBS’ 102.1 WDOK where it will operate with 200 watts at 264 meters rebroadcasting an HD subchannel of iHeart’s 96.5 WAKS Akron. The new location will give W291BV coverage of all of Cleveland and its nearb...[Read More]

FCC Applications 11/30

Station Moves Cumulus’ 590 WARM Scranton, PA has been off the air more often than on since 2009 due to a bevy of transmitter and tower issues. In order to get the station back on the air permanently, Cumulus has applied to decrease power on the station from 5kW around the clock to 1.8kW daytime and 430 watts at night. The move will see two of the station’s five towers dismantled. Joel Kinlow’s Gospel 1560 WGLB Elm Grove/Milwaukee, WI seeks to increase daytime power from 190 watts to 2.5kw and 700 watts critical hours. To do so Silent sister 1550 WZRK Lake Geneva will either relocate or turn in their license. Kinlow purchased WZRK for $100,000 earlier this year. Fairleigh Dickinson University’s 89.1 WFDU Teaneck, NJ is notable for two reasons. It broadcasts from the ...[Read More]

FCC Applications 10/23: Philly Translator Move-In Denied

The FCC has denied Hope Christian Church of Marlton’s attempt to move 105.7 W289AZ Trenton, NJ to the tower site of Davidson Media’s “Mega 1310” WEMG Camden, NJ/Philadelphia, which would’ve become the originating station for the translator. The move would’ve required W289AZ to move approximately 25km to a location with zero overlap with the currently approved signal contours for the translator utilizing the “Mattoon Waiver”. The FCC ruled that because a previous application by Hope to modify the translator was to enable it to qualify for the waiver by making it mutually exclusive to the final move to Camden. “Therefore, the evident purpose of the April Modification was to manipulate the Commission’s modification and waiver policies in a...[Read More]

FCC Applications 4/4

Following their acquisition of 102.9 WDRC-FM Hartford, Connoisseur Media has filed to adjust the patterns of it and adjacent channel sister 103.1 WBZO Bay Shore, NY. Both stations will retain their current tower heights and power; 19.5kW at 247 meters for WDRC-FM and 1.55kW at 141 meters for WBZO. WDRC-FM will adjust from non-directional to a directional array, while WBZO will shift to non-directional. The move will allow WBZO to put a city-grade signal over the north shore of Long Island with less interference from WDRC-FM. After its long saga to move into Manhattan came to an end, 106.3 W292DV New York moved to Long Island City, Queens with 4 watts at 200 meters. After building out that facility and testing, the translator now seeks to upgrade to 40 watts from the same height and facilit...[Read More]