Friday, August 26, 2011

KXEL-1540 off

This 50,000-watt station in eastern Iowa suffered transmitter damage as the result of a July windstorm. There is no timetable for returning to the air.

At my Nashville-area location, CHIN Toronto will probably be the main beneficiary of KXEL's absence. I would imagine WDCD Albany, NY will the the most heard 1540 station in the east, and ZNS-1 in the Bahamas is another likely target.

Here is a link to KXEL's website.

AM station going away

Atikokan, Ontario: 1240KHz:
CFOB-1 going to FM
This 50-watt station, previously known as CKDR-6, has applied to move to 96.9 FM from the same site and with the same power. Such moves are almost always granted, especially in rural places like Atikokan where there is little risk of technical conflict.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

AM stations deleted

Ticonderoga, New York: 1250KHz:
WIPS license canceled at request of licensee.


Somerset, Pennsylvania: 1330KHz:
WBHV license canceled

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

AM technical changes on the air

Isleta, New Mexico: 1510KHz:
KMYN on air with new facilities.
5,000 watts daytime
4,200 watts critical hours
25 watts nighttime
non-directional all hours.
34-58-46N/106-44-13W

KMYN moved from 1500 at Alamo Community. (where it was replaced with an FM station)
Isleta is just south of Albuquerque.

AM stations deleted

Bald Knob, Arkansas: KAPZ-710;
Blakely, Georgia: WBBK-1260;
Waterloo, Iowa: KXGM-850:

Licenses canceled.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Arkansas station sued for misleading advertiser

A Little Rock radio station has been sued for failing to inform an advertiser of reduced coverage due to a transmitter failure. According to this article on the ArkansasBusiness.com website, KARN failed to inform Custom Satellite Solutions that their transmitter was operating at 2,500 watts, instead of the normally licensed 50,000-watt facility.

(while the article cites KARN-AM 920, that station is only licensed for 5,000 watts. A local DXer says it was KARN-FM, which is licensed for 50,000 watts, that was affected.)

Permit granted for new AM station

Prescott Valley, Arizona: 1330KHz:
Permit granted for new station.
800 watts daytime
250 watts nighttime
directional, different patterns day & night.
34-34-14N/112-18-46W
RAMS I

As you might guess, Prescott Valley is just east of Prescott in north-central Arizona.