Monday, December 05, 2016

Stations coming & going...

Toledo, Ohio: 1470KHz:
WLQR license cancelled.

Vancouver, British Columbia: 600KHz:
Permit granted for new station.

10,000 watts day & night, 49-10-06/123-03-16. (site is adjacent to, but different from, old CKBD 600 site)
Sher-E-Punjab Radio.

Another application for a new ethnic station in nearby Surrey, B.C. has been denied. Technical details were not given.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Station resurrected from the dead, kinda

East Point, Georgia: 1260KHz:
WYXC requests move from Cartersville, 1270KHz:

5,100 watts daytime 52 watts nighttime non-directional 33-41-47N 84-28-29W

Until 2014, station WTJH existed on 1260 in East Point. I cannot find official technical information but Wikipedia says WTJH was 5,000 watts daytime, 39 watts at night -- at the same coordinates. The WTJH license was canceled in 2014 when the FCC found it had been off the air for (well) over a year.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

AM call changes

The following stations have recently changed callsigns:

Irondale, Alabama      1480 WMMA from WQOH
Montgomery, Alabama     950 WZKD from WNZZ
Fort Myers, Florida    1240 WFSX from WFWN
Branson, Missouri      1220 KCAX from KOMC
Chattanooga, Tennessee 1370 WXCT from WDEF
Spokane, Washington    1330 KYOZ from KMBI
West Bend, Wisconsin   1470 WIBD from WBKV

Win one, lose one?

Culver City, California: 1500KHz:
Permit granted for new station.

120 watts daytime
150 watts nighttime
Directional all hours, different patterns
Existing site of KWKW 1330
Authorized new site of KABC 790.

Presumably these towers are efficient enough to reach the required minimum signal with less than the 250 watts ordinarily required.

Catskill, New York: 560KHz:
WCKL license canceled

WCKL's owners were accused of using pseudonyms to skirt the multiple-ownership regulations. (among other wrongdoing) They signed a Consent Decree under which they agreed to surrender several licenses and would be allowed to keep others. WCKL is one of the licenses surrendered.

Friday, November 04, 2016

New AM stations? (Canada)

Brampton, Ontario: 1190KHz:
Applications (2) for new stations

1,500 watts daytime, 68 watts night 10,000 watts day & night

Ottawa, Ontario: 1630KHz:
Application for new ethnic station.

10,000 watts daytime, 1,000 watts night.

Friday, October 14, 2016

AM station going away

Port aux Basques, Newfoundland & Labrator: 1230KHz:
CFGN requests move to 96.7 FM.

AM call changes

The following AM stations have recently changed callsigns:

Beverly Hills, Calif.     1260 KBOQ from KMZT
Oildale, Calif.            660 KGSV from KWVE
East St. Louis, Illinois  1490 KFTK from WQQX
Springfield, Missouri     1550 KRZD from KLFJ
Portsmouth, New Hampshire 1540 WMGE from WMYF
Toledo, Ohio              1470 WLQR from WTOD
Ontario, Oregon           1380 KKOO from KSRV
Salem, Oregon             1390 KZGD from KZZD

Friday, October 07, 2016

Stations going away (Canada)

Peace River, Alberta: 610KHz:
Mount Pearl, Newfoundland & Labrador: 1210KHz:
CKYL & VOAR request moves to 94.9 & 96.7 FM respectively.

The CRTC has not yet acted on these moves but they're almost always granted.

Friday, September 09, 2016

Call changes

The following stations have recently changed callsigns:

Redding, California    1400 KNRO from KQMS
Redding, California    1670 KQMS from KNRQ
Macomb, Illinois       1510 WYEC from WLRB
South Paris, Maine     1450 WOXO from WKTQ
Veazie, Maine          1400 WCYR from WWNZ
Evergreen, Montana     1340 KYWL from KLYW
Lansing, New York       750 WTRS for new station
Spokane, Washington    1330 KYOZ from KMBI
Wenatchee, Washington  1340 KYSP from KWWX