Friday, June 26, 2020

FCC items

Ontario, California: KSPA 1510:
OFF May 6th, towers dismantled.

New Orleans, Louisiana: WWWL-1350:
Requests STA for reduced-power (480 watts) non-directional operation at night, feedline damage.  Granted.

Butte, Montana: KXTL 1370:
Requests permanent reduction of daytime power from 5,000 watts to 1,000.  Night power to remain unchanged at 1,000 watts.

Sanford, North Carolina: WXKL 1290:
Requests STA for 150 watts day, 39 watts night, to 200-foot longwire.  Normal antenna destroyed in "logging accident".

Balch Springs, Texas: KSKY 660: 
Requests removal of two of four towers and reduction in power; daytime from 20,000 watts to 7,200; nighttime from 700 watts to 600.

Moneta, Virginia: WSLK 880:
OFF June 24th, tower dismantled.

Friday, June 19, 2020

FCC items

Phoenix, Arizona: KXEG 1280:
OFF April 15th, economic reasons.

Little Rock, Arkansas: KTUV 1440:
OFF March 6th, transmitter failure.

Paso Robles, California: KPRL 1230:
Requests permission to move tower 360m to 35-39-22/120-41-05.

Santa Barbara, California: KZSB 1290:
Granted permission to shorten tower & change night power to 114 watts.

Leesburg, Florida: WLBE 790:
OFF April 27th, lightning damaged transmitter.

Panama City, Florida: WDIZ 590:
OFF May 15th.  Operating on temporary antenna since 2018 hurricane.  Not certain it's economical to rebuild.

Pinellas Park, Florida: WTBN 570:
Requests power reduction to 250 watts day/730 watts night, directional same pattern day & night, 27-59-57/82-42-01.  To relocate 29km to the WGUL-860 site.

Taylor, Michigan: WMUZ 1200:
Granted STA to operate night facilities 24 hours due to failed RF contactors.

Northwood, North Dakota: KMSR 1520:
Request to increase power from 1,300 watts to 1,500 and change city from Mayville.

Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania: WEJS 1600:
Williamsport, Pennsylvania: WLYC 1050:
Both stations OFF May 16th pending sale.

Waupaca, Wisconsin: WPCA 800:
OFF May 14th pending facility upgrades.



Saturday, June 13, 2020

FCC items

Fairba(n)ks, Alaska: KFAR 660:
Correct coordinates to 64-48-29/147-29-47.

Helendale, California: KQTE 1450:
Requests power reduction to 760 watts non-directional, 34-46-00/117-14-52.  To use shortened KinStar antenna at new site; lost existing site.  Two 238-foot wires crossing at right angles, 60 feet above ground.

Paso Robles, California: KPRL 1230:
Requests site change to 35-39-22/120-41-09.

Littleton, Colorado: KPLS 1510:
Calls changed from KCKK.

Hamden, Connecticut: WATX 1220:
Calls changed from WQUN.

Fort Pierce, Florida: WIRA 1400:
OFF June 6th.  Vandals stole transmitter...

Marathon, Florida: WFFG 1300:
OFF May 28th, financial difficulties.

Marianna, Florida: WTID 980:
Calls changed from WTOT.

Riviera Beach, Florida: WPOM 1600:
OFF June 10th, assorted technical problems.

Ellijay, Georgia: WPGY 1580:
Correct coordinates to 34-41-57/84-28-42.

Chubbuck, Idaho: KPCQ 1490:
Granted STA 250/250 ND; temporary 200-foot longwire at existing site pending negotiation of lease for authorized new site.

Wichita, Kansas: KNSS 1330:
Granted STA to operate non-directional at unspecified reduced power (probably 1,250 watts) due to lightning damage.

Taylor, Michigan: WMUZ 1200:
Requests STA to operate night facilities 24 hours; day/night switching problem.

Niagara Falls, New York: WHLD 1270:
Granted STA 1,250/250 ND pending repairs to antenna system.

Marshall, Texas: KPRO 1410:
Calls changed from KCUL.

Provo, Utah: KSRR 1400:
Requests STA 100/100 ND to temporary antenna at 40-14-24/111-42-13.

Waupaca, Wisconsin: WPCA 800:
Calls changed from WDUX.

Jackson, Wyoming: KJNT 1490:
OFF June 6th, problem with transmitter site.

Friday, June 05, 2020

FCC actions

Anchorage, Alaska: KOAN 1080:
Requests move to former KBYR-700 tower, 61-11-31/149-54-09.

Eagle River, Alaska: KVNT 1020:
Granted STA to operate at 40% power pending transmitter repair.

Little Rock, Arkansas: KAAY 1090:
Granted STA for 12.5kw non-directional at night.  (daytime 50kw remains unchanged)  Reason not specified but I've seen photos of a collapsed tower.

Agana, Guam: KUAM 630:
OFF May 1st for economic reasons.

Watseka, Illinois: WIBK 1360:
Granted STA for unspecified reduced power while a studio-transmitter link antenna is installed.

Fort Wayne, Indiana: WIOE 1450:
Granted STA to operate in full-digital mode.  Will simulcast in analog on W282CH-104.3.

Wichita, Kansas: KNSS 1330:
Requests STA to operate at unspecified reduced power in non-directional mode.  Lightning damaged antenna tuning unit.

Port Allen, Louisiana; WXOK 1460:
Granted site change to 30-27-38/91-14-37 and slight power change to 4,000/280 non-directional.  To move approximately 2km to share KBRH-1260's tower.

Faribault, Minnesota: KDHL 920:
Granted STA for 1,250 watts day & night non-directional for unspecified technical reasons.

Brockport, New York: WRSB 1600:
Granted frequency change from 1590 and power reduction to 300/5 non-directional.

Niagara Falls, New York: WJJL 1440:
Granted correction of coordinates to 43-04-52/79-00-59.

Guymon, Oklahoma: KGYN 1210:
Granted daytime power increase to 22kw.  Nighttime remains 10kw.

Sperry, Oklahoma: KMUS 1380:
STA to be off-air dismissed.  Presumably station was able to return to the air sooner than expected.

Prosser, Washington: KZXR 1310:
OFF April 23rd, economic reasons.

Monday, June 01, 2020

CRTC action

Montréal, Quebec: CHRF 980:
Licence revoked at request of licensee. 

Friday, May 29, 2020

Little Rock, Arkansas: KTUV 1440:
OFF March 6th.  Transmitter failure.

Hamden, Connecticut: WATX 1220:
Calls changed from WQUN.

Leesburg, Florida: WLBE 790:
OFF April 27th.  Lightning damage.

Panama City, Florida: WDIZ 590:
OFF May 15th.  Had been operating on temporary facility since Hurricane Michael two years ago.

Murrayville, Georgia: WGTJ 1330:
Coordinates corrected to 34-22-12/83-56-54.

Tallapoosa, Georgia: WKNG 1060:
License to cover for 15,000 watts non-directional daytime only, 33-44-06/85-15-08.

Watseka, Illinois: WIBK 1360:
Requests unspecified Special Temporary Authority.

Waukegan, Illinois: WKRS 1220:
Granted Special Temporary Authority for 25% power non-directional, pending relocation of phasing equipment.

Fort Wayne, Indiana: WIOE 1450: 
Granted Special Temporary Authority to operate in digital-only mode.  Relayed in analog on W282CH-104.3.

Gulfport, Mississippi: WROA 1390:
Power reduced to 900 watts daytime, 35 watts night, non-directional; sharing on WGCM-1240 tower, 30-25-46/89-01-08.

Bozeman, Montana: KBOZ 1090:
OFF April 27th.  Financial difficulty.

Bozeman, Montana: KOBB 1230:
OFF May 25th.  Financial difficulty.

Sperry, Oklahoma: KMUS 1380:
OFF April 5th.  Transmitter failure.

Toledo, Oregon: KCUP 1230:
Slight change in coordinates to 44-37-52/123-56-40.

Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania: WEJS 1600:
OFF May 16th.  Station is bankrupt; negotiating sale.

Lansdale, Pennsylvania: WNPV 1440:
OFF May 1st.  Not financially sustainable; attempting to sell station.

Williamsport, Pennsylvania: WLYC 1050:
OFF May 16th.  Station is bankrupt; negotiating sale.

Marshall, Texas: KPRO 1410:
OFF May 27th.  Both towers destroyed in storm; one tower smashed the transmitter building roof, flooding the equipment inside.  Calls changed from KCUL.

Burlington, Vermont: WCAT 1390:
OFF April 1st.  Transmitter failure.

Middlebury, Vermont: WFAD 1490:
OFF March 27th.  Tower being replaced.

Spokane, Washington: KGA 1510:
Nighttime power reduced to 540 watts non-directional.

Waupaca, Wisconsin: WDUX 800:
OFF May 14th.  Recently sold; new owners updating facilities.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Recent FCC items

Five AM stations failed to file renewals on time.  If they get around to filing before June 1st it is likely they will be renewed, although possibly being fined.  It is not a coincidence that the expiring stations are in Mississippi and bordering states.  All stations in the same state expire on the same date, as do all stations in several bordering states.  

WORV-1580 has an application on file to transfer the license to a new owner.  



Cabot, Arkansas: KZTD 1350:
Expires June 1st.

San Jose, California: KLIV 1590:
Requests daytime power increase to 6,200 watts (remains 5,000 watts night), directional at night only.  Relocate 860m to the KVVN-1430 site.

Meriden, Connecticut: WBOM 1470:
Calls changed from WMMW.

Apopka, Florida: WNDO 1520:
Calls changed from WBZW.

Clayton, Georgia: WFSC 1050:
Requests power reduction to 250 watts daytime/180 watts night, 34-51-45/83-24-23.
Relocate from Franklin, South Carolina to the site of defunct WGHC-1400.
"Backfill" for move of WRBN-96.3 Clayton to 95.7 Toccoa.  FCC does not allow removal of a city's only station; WRBN was the only station licensed to Clayton.

Somonauk, Illinois: WSPY 1480:
Requests power reduction to 250 watts non-directional daytime only, 41-40-06/88-34-06; city from Geneva.  Site is between Plano and Sandwich and is near the WSPY-FM studios.

Monroe, Louisiana: KLIC 1230:
Expires June 1st.

Orleans, Massachusetts: WFPB 1170:
Requests 1,000 watts daytime-only non-directional, 41-46-44/70-00-28.  Move 260 meters, and use a "High-Efficiency Broadband Antenna" requiring no ground system and no more than 15m tall.

Gulfport, Mississippi: WGCM 1240:
Requests power reduction to 940 watts day & night non-directional, 30-25-46/89-01-08.

Hattiesburg, Mississippi: WORV 1580:
Expires June 1st.

Holly Springs, Mississippi: WKRA 1110:
Expires June 1st.

Meridian, Mississippi: WMOX 1010:
Expires June 1st.

Chester, Virginia: WJFN 820:
Calls changed from WNTW.