Friday, October 01, 2010

New AM station granted

North Las Vegas, Nevada: 1430KHz:
Permit granted for new station.
5,000 watts daytime;
370 watts nighttime;
DA-2, directional all hours with different patterns day & night.
36-22-00N/115-15-00W
Eastern Sierra Broadcasting

2 comments:

Laurence Glavin said...

All I ever hear about the state of Nevada, and Las Vegas in particular, is how badly the economy is doing there, to the point of possibly electing a certifiable nut to the US Senate. Yet somebody wants to ADD another AM signal to the market, just after a major FM was switched to an AM/FM simulcast?

Doug Smith said...

This page suggests the application for this station was filed in November 2008, before things really got out of hand economically in Nevada.

Given the size and, until the recession, growth rate in Southern Nevada, I would imagine anyone who thought they could get a fulltime signal on the air covering Vegas was going to give it a try.

They now have 18 months to build or ask for an extension, and it's nearly certain an extension will be granted if requested. (iow they essentially have three years)

Even if the economy was in good shape, I'd give this station nearly zero chance of being built within the next year. Hopefully by then, things will be in better shape. And if they aren't.. well, the permittee has three years (assuming they get an extension) to construct. They may sit on the permit for awhile & see if things get better.

And then, if it still doesn't look good, they may just abandon the permit. That's not particularly unusual...