Friday, November 15, 2019

Last two weeks' FCC items

Fort Payne, Alabama: WFPA 1400:
OFF Oct. 26th, tower fell in storm.

Muscle Shoals, Alabama: WLAY 1450:
Requests STA 60/60 ND, 34-44-14/87-42-15.
24m wire antenna fastened to existing 35m tower, pending location of a permanent site.

Tuscumbia, Alabama: WVNA 1590:
Requests STA 500/50 ND, 34-40-27/87-42-46.
45m wire antenna fastened to existing 46m tower, pending location of a permanent site.

Little Rock, Arkansas: KARN 920:
Granted STA 1250/1250 ND; to use 25% power non-directional day & night pending repairs to pattern switching gear.

Little Rock, Arkansas: KFOG 1250:
Granted STA 1200/1200 DA-1; to use night facilities fulltime pending repairs to pattern switching gear.

Riverside, California: KPRO 1570:
License canceled, off over a year.

San Jose, California: KSJX 1500:
Granted STA 5000/5000 DA-1; to use night facilities fulltime pending repairs to pattern switching gear.

Fountain, Colorado: KCEG 780:
Granted STA 500/37 ND; drop wire antenna pending construction of antenna tuning unit.

Fountain, Colorado: KJME 890:
Granted STA 1000/11 ND; drop wire antenna pending construction of antenna tuning unit.

Pinellas Park, Florida: WHBO 1040:
Requests STA 105 ND night (day facility unchanged at 3.6kw). To use daytime power non-directionally at 25% power at night, pending repairs to nighttime facility.

Southport, Florida: WKGC 1480:
OFF Nov. 4th, antenna issues.

Madison, Georgia: WYTH 1250:
OFF Sept. 6th, selling station.

Rome, Georgia: WGJK 1360:
Requests site change to 34-16-09/85-10-59. Amendment to correct daytime power -- had inadvertently requested increase to 1kw.

Sylvania, Georgia: WSYL 1490:
OFF Nov. 1st, loss of program source.

Belleville, Illinois: WSDZ 1260:
Requests STA to operate with directional parameters at variance to license.

Taylorville, Illinois: WIHM 1410:
Requests STA 63 watts fulltime pending repair of daytime transmitter.

Lake Charles, Louisiana: KXZZ 1580:
Requests STA 250/250. Unable to achieve licensed 1,000 watts power, unknown reason.

St. Louis, Michigan: WMLM 1520:
Correct coordinates to 43-21-08/84-36-20. Yes, there is a St. Louis in Michigan.

Hattiesburg, Mississippi: WORV 1580:
OFF Dec. 11th, 2018. Owner died & nobody had authority to pay the power bill.

Neosho, Missouri: KBTN 1420:
Requests STA 100/100 DA-N; lightning damage to transmitter.

Holdrege, Nebraska: KUVR 1380:
Granted STA 25/25 ND, 40-26-17/99-22-18; short whip at studio, pending construction of permanent site. Lost lease.

Scottsbluff, Nebraska: KOLT 1320:
OFF Nov. 1st for financial reasons.

Moriarty, New Mexico: KEMR 1080:
Granted move from 1090 at Milan.
400 ND-D, 35-00-33/105-54-59 on new frequency.
Amendment from 1kw & to change site.

Wagoner, Oklahoma: KXTD 1530:
Granted STA for unspecified power less than 25% of authorized & a non-directional antenna.
Tornado blew a 14-foot trampolene into the guy wires of the other tower, snapping off the top half.

Corry, Pennsylvania: WWCB 1370:
Granted 1,000/14 ND. Nighttime directional antenna damaged by storm; not economically viable to replace.

North Myrtle Beach: WNMB 900:
OFF Oct. 19th, STA expired.

Salt Lake City, Utah: KNIT 1320:
Granted power reduction to 730/730 ND, 40-39-57/111-54-26.

Clinchco, Virginia: WDIC 1430:
OFF Oct. 31st, lightning.

Durand, Wisconsin: WRDN 1430:
Correct coordinates to 44-34-53/91-54-45.

Laramie, Wyoming: KOWB 1290:
Requests STA for 1000/1000 pending replacement of transmitter. 5kw rig destroyed by burst water pipe.

Friday, November 01, 2019

Last week's FCC items

Fairbanks, Alaska: KCBF 820:
Granted STA to share on KFAR-660 tower, 10,000/10,000 ND, 64-48-29/147-29-34. KCBF site damaged & no longer available.
Piedmont, California: KSFN 1510:
OFF Sept. 30th pending repairs to station's roof.
San Jose, California: KSJX 1500:
Requests STA for 5,000 DA-D using nighttime towers, due to control cable failure.
Lake Wales, Florida: WIPC 1280:
Power reduced to 1,000/150 ND, 27-55-30/81-36-16; eliminate separate daytime site.
Woodbine, Georgia: WCGA 1100:
OFF Sept. 12th. LNB (on satellite dish) failed & internet modem damaged by weather.
Agana, Guam: KUSG 1350 & KVOG 1530:
Both stations OFF Oct. 18th pending Army Corps of Engineers approval of new site.
Decatur, Indiana: WJZI 1540:
Granted STA for 150-foot long wire 10 feet high between two poles, with no more than 62.5 watts.
Quincy, Massachusetts: WMEX 1510:
Power reduced to 10,000/100 ND, 42-16-25/71-02-30; city changed from Boston.
Walled Lake, Michigan: WPON 1460:
Granted power reduction to 670/580 DA-2, 42-32-39/83-33-36.
Anaconda, Montana: KANA 580:
OFF Oct. 1st, lost site lease but hopes to renew at same site.
Holdrege, Nebraska: KUVR 1380:
Requests STA 25/25 ND, 40-26-17/99-22-18; temporary whip antenna atop studio building. Lost lease for licensed site.
Brockport, New York: WRSB 1600:
Requests frequency change from 1590, 300/5 ND, 43-11-44/77-57-05.
Donelson, Tennessee: WCRT 1160:
Granted STA 13,000/1,000 DA-N due to failure of daytime 50,000-watt transmitter.
Mabank, Texas: KTXV 890:
OFF Oct. 11th, copper theft.
Seattle, Washington: KKOL 1300:
OFF Sept. 27th. Station sold & new owners awaiting equipment replacement.
Oak Hill, West Virginia: WOAY 860:
OFF Oct. 1st, TV repack construction on station tower.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Last week's FCC & CRTC AM items

Middleton, Nova Scotia: CKAD 1350:
Granted permission to drop nighttime directional antenna and reduce night power from 1,000 watts to 400.

Brampton, Ontario: CIRF 1350:
Granted site change to 43-41-50/79-44-06 which seems to be a warehouse just off the 410 freeway.

Plano, Texas: 620:
University Park, Texas: 1440:
Call letters swapped. 620 from KEXB to KTNO; 1440 from KTNO to KEXB.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Last week's FCC AM items

Surprisingly, no AM stations changed call letters last week.

Fountain, Colorado: KCEG 780 & KJME 890:
Request STA to activate authorized new site, adjacent to a golf course in southeast Colorado Springs, with a temporary non-directional antenna pending completion of the permanent system. 500/37 ND on 780; 1,000/11 ND on 890; both at 38-49-08N/104-46-32W.

Jacksonville, Florida: WQOP 1460:
Granted STA for reduced daytime power of 5,000 watts pending transmitter repairs.

Orleans, Massachusetts: WFPB 1170:
Granted STA 25 watts non-directional daytime, from a temporary whip antenna at a residence. Lost licensed site.

Springfield, Massachusetts: WHLL 1450:
Correct coordinates to 42-06-33N/72-36-40W.

Lexington, Missouri: KLEX 1570:
OFF Sept. 8th, lightning damage to transmitter & antenna.

Anaconda, Montana: KANA 580:
OFF Oct. 1st. Lease expired, although licensee expects to renew at same site.

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania: WFYL 1180:
Requests STA 300 watts non-directional daytime only, 40-09-27/75-24-13. Lost lease. Temporary whip antenna on roof of firehouse.

Benton, Tennessee: WBIN 1540:
OFF Sept. 19th, lost site. Station to be sold.

Madison, Tennessee: WPLN 1430:
Requests STA 5,000/250 ND. Transmitter & antenna phasor damaged by lightning. (I didn't notice as I always listen to this station via WPLN-FM HD2.....)

Bellaire, Texas: KGOW 1560:
Granted STA 15,000 ND daytime, 29-54-05/95-48-15. To use nighttime antenna system during the day, due to flooding at separate daytime site. Application doesn't say so but I believe nighttime operation is unaffected.

Manassas, Virginia: WKDV 1460:
Requests power reduction to 125/63.3 ND; to remove four towers & go non-directional. Application says 1480KHz but that's a typo, information elsewhere in the application confirms WKDV is remaining on 1460.

Pacific, Washington: KZIZ 1560:
Requests site change to 47-18-00/122-11-17 & power reduction to 3,000/430 DA-N.

Thursday, October 03, 2019

FCC AM items late September & early October

Phoenix, Arizona: KASA 1540:
Granted STA for power to be determined & 100-foot end-fed antenna at existing site. Lost most of site. Power will be adjusted to meet protection requirements of previous directional antenna.

Coral Gables, Florida: WQOS 1080:
Calls changed from WKAT to WOCN; then, ten days later, changed again to WQOS.

Leesburg, Florida: WLBE 790:
Granted STA for 250 watts non-directional at night, due to equipment failure. Daytime facilities not affected.

Miami, Florida: WKAT 1450:
Calls changed from WOCN.

Orlovista, Florida: WRSO 810:
Granted power reduction to 2,000/21, directional daytime only, 28-34-12/81-26-00.

Atlanta, Georgia: WYZE 1480:
Granted STA for ten watts to a 3.6m (12-foot) whip antenna w/loading coil, 33-42-16/84-22-40. Site is a church at Sawtell Ave. & Jonesboro Rd.. Lost access to licensed site.

Madison, Georgia: WYTH 1250:
OFF Sept. 6th. Station has been sold, and equipment upgrades are necessary to comply with FCC regulations.

Boise, Idaho: KFXD 630:
Granted STA for "Enhanced AMC" modulation. See previous story for details.

Elmhurst, Illinois: WCKG 1530:
OFF Aug. 20th. Road construction damaged ground system. Transmitter is located at junction of I-88 and the Tri-State Tollway.

Waukon, Iowa: KMRV 1160:
Granted STA for 250 watts to a 1/2 wave dipole at the KNEI-FM tower, 43-18-28/91-27-18. Lost site.

South Paris, Maine: WPNO 1450:
Calls changed from WOXO.

Baltimore, Maryland: WBMD 750:
Granted site change to 39-18-42/76-29-29, 800 watts non-directional daytime only. Lost site; will share antenna of co-owned WFSI-860.

Quitman, Mississippi: WQMS 1500:
OFF July 12th, lost site. Operated briefly from temporary long-wire antenna.

Valdese, North Carolina: WSVM 1490:
Granted site change to 35-44-45/81-35-39.

Lajas, Puerto Rico: WBSG 1510:
Granted STA 500 watts non-directional, 18-02-11/67-04-58 due to lingering hurricane damage.

Aberdeen, South Dakota: KKAA 1560:
OFF Sept. 18th for financial reasons.

Huron, South Dakota: KOKK 1210:
Granted STA for antenna parameters out of tolerance, probably due to high water levels.

Yankton, South Dakota: WNAX 570:
Granted STA for 1,250 watts non-directional at night due to flood damage.

Benton, Tennessee: WBIN 1540:
OFF Sept. 19th, lost site.

Dayton, Tennessee: WALI 1280:
Calls changed from WRHA.

Bellaire, Texas: KGOW 1560:
OFF Sept. 18th, daytime transmitter site flooded by storm Imelda.

Boerne, Texas: KBRN 1500:
Granted STA for 225 watts to slant-wire antenna at K280GR translator site, 29-50-26/98-49-32.

Galveston, Texas: KGBC 1540:
Requests STA for 1,000/65 ND, 29-18-55/94-48-19. Two towers had to be dismantled due to rust.

Mt. Jackson, Virginia: WAMM 790:
Calls changed from WSVG.

Woodstock, Virginia: WSVG 1230:
Calls changed from WAMM.

Rawlins, Wyoming: KRAL 1240:
OFF Sept. 25th, weather-related antenna damage.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

FCC AM items early September

FM items are now showing up in a different place in the FCC database -- AM items aren't there yet -- so I've been missing the AM updates.. Here they are:

Phoenix, Arizona: KASA 1540:
Requests STA for unspecified reduced power to a 100-foot wire antenna 25 feet high, located adjacent to the licensed site. Licensed site has been sold.

Santa Barbara, California: KCLU 1340:
Requests power increase to 740 watts day/700 watts night.
Jacksonville, Florida: WZAZ 1400:
OFF, transmitter returned to manufacturer for repairs.
Pinellas Park, Florida: WHBO 1040:
Granted STA for 400 watts non-directional, daytime only to 220-foot wire antenna at 28-00-43/82-29-52. Unable to make authorized new antenna system operate properly; seeking a different site.
Atlanta, Georgia: WYZE 1480:
Requests STA for 10 watts non-directional at 33-42-16/84-22-40. Lost access to licensed site.
Calhoun, Georgia: WEBS 1030:
OFF, in foreclosure.
Douglasville, Georgia: WXJO 1120:
OFF, programming agreement terminated.
Toccoa, Georgia: WNEG 630:
Requests STA for reduced power of 2,500 watts (daytime only) due to suspected insulator problems.
Boise, Idaho: KFXD 630:
Requests STA to test "Enhanced AMC" technology, daytime only for one week beginning tomorrow. (Sept. 15th) Mode would involve up to 150% of authorized carrier power at very low modulation levels, and positive modulation levels up to 150%.
Pocatello, Idaho: KHLY 1440:
Calls changed from KPTO.
Presque Isle, Maine: WEGP 1390:
OFF, fire damage.
Orleans, Massachusetts: WFPB 1170:
Granted STA for 25 watts non-directional (presume daytime only) at a residence in South Orleans, pending approval of permanent new site elsewhere.
Worcester, Massachusetts: WCRN 830:
Requests STA to use nighttime facilities during the day. Lightning damage to pattern controller.
Battle Creek, Michigan: WFAT 930:
Calls changed from WTOU.
Portage, Michigan: WTOU 1560:
Calls changed from WNWN.
Clarksdale, Mississippi: WROX 1450:
OFF, tower struck by lightning.
Great Falls, Montana: KEIN 1310:
OFF, station in receivership.
Pineville, North Carolina: WGIV 1370:
Requests power reduction to 5,000 watts daytime/67 watts night, non-directional at 35-13-04/80-53-36.
Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania: WHYF 720:
Requests site change to 40-03-51/77-03-34.
Boerne, Texas: KBRN 1500:
Requests STA for 225 watts (presumably non-directional daytime only) at K280GR translator site 29-50-26/98-49-32. Authorized site no longer financially viable.
Lumberton, Texas: KHTW 1300:
Calls changed from KLLS.
Norfolk, Virginia: WJOI 1230:
Granted STA for 157 watts day & night, non-directional.
Kirkland, Washington: KARR 1460:
Requests power reduction to 740 watts daytime, 19 watts night, non-directional at 47-41-47/122-09-51.

Friday, August 23, 2019

FCC AM items 23 Aug. 2019

Altamonte Springs, Florida: WDYZ 660:
Calls changed from WORL.
Orlando, Florida: WORL 950:
Calls changed from WDYZ.