With the dawn of the new year, it’s time to bring back our semi-regular look at recent FCC applications for station upgrades and granted Construction Permits. LKCM Radio’s Texas Country “95.9 The Ranch” has completed its upgrade and move closer to the Dallas/Fort Worth market. Previously licensed to Mineral Wells where it operated with 80kW at 329 meters, the station has relicensed to Jacksboro with 100kW at 425 meters. Just northeast of Boston, Westport Communications’ Classic Hits “North Shore 104.9” WBOQ Gloucester, MA has moved slightly to the west increasing the potential amount of listeners over its coverage area. The station goes from 3.2kW at 136 meters to 6kW at 98 meters. The station is nulled away from Boston to protect 105.1 WWLI Provid...[Read More]
The state of New Jersey has announced its plans to get out of the media industry. The state will retain ownership of its four television stations, but will transfer operation of NJN to WNET-TV. WNET will rebrand the stations as NJTV beginning on July 1, pending approval by the state legislature. Its nine radio stations will be sold and split between Philadelphia’s WHYY and New York Public Radio. 89.9 WNJM Manahawkin, 90.3 WNJZ Cape May Court House, 89.7 WNJN-FM Atlantic City, 89.3 WNJB-FM Bridgeton, and 88.1 WNJS Berlin go to WHYY for just under $1 Million. New York Public Media, owners of 820 WNYC, 93.9 WNYC-FM and 105.9 WQXR add four signals; 88.1 WNJT Trenton, 90.3 WNJO Toms River, 88.5 WNJP Sussex, and 89.3 WNJY Netcong for $1.8 Million.