Friday, October 01, 2010

AM station license cancelled, or maybe not

Bristol, Connecticut: 1120KHz:
WPRX license cancelled
However...

Two commercial FM licenses were also canceled today. I cannot remember the last time I've heard of a commercial FM licensee going out of business permanently. I strongly suspect these are administrative issues -- botched renewals. The stations believe they have valid licenses but the FCC believes they have expired.

AM DXers advise WPRX is in fact still on the air.

2 comments:

Laurence Glavin said...

Also deleted were two non-comms: WNMH, the Northfield/Mount Hermon MA station at 91.5 and WQTQ 89.9 in Hartford, CT...or were they?

Doug Smith said...

DXer Paul Walker reported on the WTFDA-AM mailing list that the engineer for a number of Connecticut stations indeed believes this is a administrative issue. (both at WPRX and the FM stations)

In other words these do indeed appear to be botched renewals. Whether they were botched by the stations or the FCC, I don't know.