Thursday, June 23, 2011

New AM station on the air

Helendale, California: 1450KHz:
New AM station on the air.
KQTE has filed for a license to cover.
250 watts day & night, non-directional from a single tower at 34-44-26N/117-21-50W.
Helendale is near Barstow.

AM stations deleted

DeWitt, New York: 720KHz:
WVOA permit canceled (at request of permittee)
This was a permit for a new station, never built.



Clarksburg, West Virginia: 1400KHz:
WOBG license canceled.
Station had been off the air for more than a year.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

New AM stations; one granted, one applied for

Terre Haute, Indiana: 1230KHz:
Permit granted for new station.
1,000 watts day & night, non-directional.
39-29-21N/87-25-10W
Bott Broadcasting, a national religious broadcaster.

This is one of the frequencies silenced when the FCC revoked three Terre Haute licenses when the owner was convicted of serious crimes in state court. (the other AM frequency, 640, was recently awarded to an ethnic broadcaster)


Reno, Nevada: 1180KHz:
Application filed for new station.
7,500 watts daytime;
950 watts nighttime;
directional at night only.
39-34-05N/119-45-12W.
Eastern Sierra Broadcasting

Friday, June 10, 2011

New AM stations: one granted, one dismissed

Olivehurst, California: 890KHz:
Permit granted for new station.
350 watts daytime, 250 watts night, directional day & night with different patterns.
39-03-28N/121-34-38W.

Competing application at Chico, California dismissed.

AM station deleted

Haines City, Florida: 930KHz:
WLVF license canceled.

Application for new AM station amended

Prescott Valley, Arizona: 1330KHz:
Application for new station amended.
From 1,000 watts non-directional day & night on 1340,
to 800 watts daytime, 250 watts nighttime. Directional day & night, different patterns. Frequency amended to 1330, and site changed slightly.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

AM station major change on the air

Isleta, New Mexico: 1510KHz:
KMYN moved from Alamo Community
Frequency changed from 1500.
New tower site 34-58-46N/106-44-13W;
power to 5,000 watts daytime, 25 watts nighttime, non-directional day & night.
4,200 watts critical hours. (2 hours after sunrise, and 2 hours before sunset)

The operation at Alamo Community has been replaced with KABR-FM 88.1.

Isleta is an Albuquerque suburb.

Monday, June 06, 2011

AM station deleted

South Bend, Indiana: 1490KHz:
WPNT deleted.

This is (was) the standard-band side of expanded-band station WDND-1620.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Chattanooga's oldest station gone

WDOD-1310, the first radio station in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has permanently left the air. The transmission facility has been sold to a local school; the towers will be removed.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

WDAY-970 Fargo off

One of your better opportunities to log North Dakota is temporarily off the air.

The Upper Midwest Broadcasting website reports the station's three towers in West Fargo suffered serious damage in a Memorial Day storm. Photos on the station's blog show at least one tower collapsed completely, and the upper portion of another tower bent over.

WDAY radio programming is being temporarily broadcast over subchannels of WDAY-TV (channel 6.3) and its relay station WDAZ-TV Devils Lake. (channel 8.3)

The blog says
...we’ll be back on 970 WDAY earlier instead of later… perhaps much earlier!
, whatever that means...