Saturday, April 20, 2019

USA Expanded Band Scorecard

In 1997, the FCC released an AM Expanded Band Allotment Plan. This plan provided for 88 stations in the 1610-1700KHz band. Stations in the Plan were given 90 days to file an application for a new station on their assigned expanded-band frequency, and five years to operate on both frequencies before surrendering either their regular-band frequency, or their expanded-band frequency.

The five-year simulcast period was never enforced...

Here's a list of the expanded-band allotments, and their disposition.

Location

Original-band station

Original-band frequency

X-band station

X-band frequency

Disposition

Notes

Atlanta, TX

KALT

900

KALT

1610

X-band deleted


Atmore, AL

WGYJ

1590

WNRP

1620

Regular-band deleted

X-band in Gulf Breeze, FL. Regular band missing from database.

Auburn, CA

KAHI

950

KSMH

1620

Both operating

X-band in West Sacramento.

87036/48341

Blackfoot, ID

KEII

690

KBLI

1620

X-band deleted


South Bend, IN

WHLY

1580

WDND

1620

X-band deleted


Minot, ND

KHRT

1320

-

1620

X-band permitted but not built


Bellevue, NE

KZOT

1180

KOZN

1620

Both operating

87182/43237

Toms River, NJ

WJRZ

1550

-

1620

X-band permitted but not built


Farmington, NM

KENN

1390

KNNT

1620

X-band deleted


Myrtle Beach, SC

WKZQ

1520

WAZG

1620

Both deleted


College Station, TX

KZNE

1150

WTAW

1620

Both operating

87145/7632

Frederiksted, VI

WRRA

1290

WDHP

1620

Regular-band deleted


Renton, WA

KRIZ

1420

KYIZ

1620

Both operating

86941/35549

Tucson, AZ

KGMS

940

-

1620

X-band not applied for


Clovis, CA

KFPT

790

KOME

1630

X-band deleted


Augusta, GA

WCHZ

1480

WRDW

1630

Regular-band deleted


Iowa City, IA

KCJK

1560

KCJJ

1630

Regular-band deleted


Fort Worth, TX

KHVN

970

KKGM

1630

Both operating

87147/63780

Fox Farm, WY

KSHY

1530

KRND

1630

Regular-band deleted


Yuma, AZ

KBLU

560

-

1640

X-band not applied for


Vallejo, CA

KDYA

1190

KDIA

1640

Both operating

87108/54263

Biloxi, MS

WVMI

570

WTNI

1640

Regular-band deleted


Mt. Airy, NC

WSYD

1300

WLHJ

1640

X-band deleted


Bismarck, ND

KLXX

1270

-

1640

X-band not applied for


Troy, NY

WTRY

980

-

1640

X-band not applied for


Enid, OK

KCRC

1390

KZLS

1640

Both operating

87168/10856

Lake Oswego, OR

KKSL

1290

KDZR

1640

Regular-band deleted


Edinburg, TX

KURV

710

-

1640

X-band not applied for


Sandy, UT

KTKK

630

KBJA

1640

Regular-band deleted


Sussex, WI

WAZI

1370

WSJP

1640

Regular-band deleted


Fort Smith, AR

KWHN

1320

KFSW

1650

Both operating


Costa Mesa, CA

KKGO

540

KFOX

1650

Regular-band deleted

X-band in Torrance.

Denver, CO

KRKS

990

KBJD

1650

Both operating

87151/58632

Atlanta, GA

WAOK

1380

WAZJ

1650

X-band deleted


Cedar Falls, IA

KCFI

1250

KCNZ

1650

Both operating

87158/9726

Phoenix, OR

KTMT

880

-

1650

X-band not applied for


El Paso, TX

KHRO

1150

KSVE

1650

Both operating

87165/51705

Portsmouth, VA

WPMH

1010

WHKT

1650

Both operating

87170/10759

Mobile, AL

WNTM

710

-

1660

X-band not applied for


Merced, CA

KVVY

1580

KBRE

1660

Regular-band deleted


Marco Island, FL

WVOI

1480

WCNZ

1660

Both operating

86909/13980

Topeka, KS

KYYS

1250

KWOD

1660

Both operating

Both now in Kansas City, KS.

87143/73938

Kalamazoo, MI

WKLZ

1470

WQLR

1660

Regular-band deleted


Charlotte, NC

WGIV

1600

WBCN

1660

Regular-band deleted


West Fargo, ND

KQJD

1550

KQWB

1660

Regular-band deleted


Elizabeth, NJ

WJDM

1530

WWRU

1660

Both operating

X-band in Jersey City.

87123/54563

Salem, OR

KZGD

1390

-

1660

X-band not applied for


Camuy, PR

WCHQ

1360

WGIT

1660

Regular-band deleted

X-band in Canovanas.

Waco, TX

KQRL

1580

KRZI

1660

Regular-band deleted


Brigham City, UT

KSOS

800

KXOL

1660

Both deleted


Moreno Valley, CA

KHPI

1530

KHPY

1670

Regular-band deleted


Redding, CA

KAZT

600

KQMS

600

Regular-band deleted


Fort Collins, CO

KIIX

1410

-

1670

X-band not applied for


Warner Robbins, GA

WAXP

1600

WMGE

1670

Regular-band deleted

X-band in Dry Branch.

Salisbury, MD

WTGM

960

WAWR

1670

X-band deleted.


Neosho, MO

KBTN

1420

-

1670

X-band not applied for


Hobbs, NM

KKEL

1480

-

1670

Regular-band deleted; X-band not applied for


Madison, WI

WLMV

1480

WOZN

1670

Both operating

87154/41901

Fresno, CA

KXEX

1550

KGED

1680

Both operating

87176/54960

Grand Junction, CO

KJOL

620

-

1680

X-band not applied for


Winter Garden, FL

WLAA

1600

WOKB

1680

Both operating

87164/55006

Junction City, KS

KJCK

1420

-

1680

X-band not applied for


Monroe, LA

KMLB

1440

KRJO

1680

Regular-band deleted


Muskegon, MI

WMHG

1600

WPRR

1680

Regular-band deleted

X-band in Ada.

Fergus Falls, MN

KBRF

1250

-

1680

X-band not applied for


Princeton, NJ

WHWH

1350

WTTM

1680

Both operating

X-band in Lindenwold.

87111/47426

Jonesborough, TN

WKTP

1590

-

1680

X-band not applied for


El Paso, TX

KQBU

920

-

1680

X-band not applied for


Seattle, WA

KLFE

1590

KNTS

1680

Both operating

87153/12031

Roseville, CA

KLIB

1110

KFSG

1690

Both operating

87177/57702

Arvada, CO

KADZ

1550

KDMT

1690

Regular-band deleted


Adel, GA

WBIT

1470

WMLB

1690

Regular-band deleted

X-band in Avondale Estates.

Estherville, IA

KILR

1070

-

1690

X-band not applied for


Johnston City, IL

WDDD

810

WVON

1690

Regular-band deleted

X-band in Berwyn.

Lexington Park, MD

WPTX

920

WPTX

1690

Regular-band deleted


Houston, TX

KLAT

1010

-

1690

X-band not applied for


Charlotte Amalie, VI

WUVI

1090

WIGT

1690

Both operating


Huntsville, AL

WHIY

1600

WEUP

1700

Both operating

87141/28118

Tucson, AZ

KNST

790

-

1700

X-band not applied for


Soledad, CA

KMBX

700

-

1700

X-band not applied for


Miami Springs, FL

WNMA

1210

WJCC

1700

Both operating

87169/61642

Des Moines, IA

KKSO

1390

KBGG

1700

Regular-band deleted


Rochester, NH

WPKX

930

-

1700

X-band not applied for


Astoria, OR

KAST

1370

KCHT

1700

X-band deleted


Rapid City, SD

KKLS

920

-

1700

X-band not applied for


Brownsville, TX

KQXX

1600

KVNS

1700

Regular-band deleted


Denison, TX

KZRA

950

KKLF

1700

Regular-band deleted

X-band in Richardson.

Harrisonburg, VA

WSVA

550

WEZI

1700

X-band deleted




Station #89 was added in 2015. WRCR-1300 convinced the FCC a fulltime station was required in Rockland County because of the presence of a nuclear power plant. Their regular-band station was deleted when their X-band facility on 1700 signed on. The FCC Public Notice can be accessed here.



A few months later, as part of the “AM Improvement” project, the FCC proposed to require those stations which are still operating in both bands to surrender one of their two licenses. In the absence of an election, the Commission will delete the regular-band facility.