Sunday, December 25, 2011

Can you identify *too often*?

Apparently so.

See Regulation #6 on page 19 of the 1947 Canadian Radio Annual.

This requires that each station announce its call letters at least once, but not more than four times, an hour.

(edited to fix boldface tags)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

AM stations deleted

The FCC has been doing some housecleaning. They've also deleted a stack of inactive LPTV licenses/permits, and a number of idle LPFM stations.

This is also renewal time for most stations in the South, with hundreds of renewals going on Public Notice.

Aberdeen, North Carolina: 1350KHz:
WQNX deleted.


Wilson, North Carolina: 590KHz:
WGTM deleted.


Newberry, South Carolina: 1520KHz:
WKMG deleted.

Application for new AM station dismissed

San Angelo, Texas: 1500KHz:
Application for new station dismissed.
700 watts daytime
250 watts nighttime
Directional, different patterns night & day.
31-29-55N/100-24-18W

Later amended slightly to 600 watts daytime and 31-29-58N/100-24-22W.

Cleo Broadcasting

Monday, December 05, 2011

Permits granted for new stations

Paukaa, Hawaii: 1400KHz:
Permit granted for new station.
2,500 watts day & night, non-directional
19-50-19N
155-06-43W
Murphy Broadcasting System

(this is the second new Class B station to be granted in Hawaii on a "local" channel)


Village of Superior, Wisconsin: 1560KHz:
Permit granted for new station.
5,000 watts daytime
4,000 watts nighttime
Directional, different patterns day & night
Kermit Carlson



(DS: edited to note Village of Superior is in Wisconsin...)

Friday, December 02, 2011

Permit granted for new AM station

Hilo, Hawaii: 1450KHz:
Permit granted for new station
5,000 watts day & night, directional, same pattern.
19-42-34N/155-06-35W
Mark C. Allen

This is authorized as a Class B station. Usually, only Class C stations (with a maximum power of 1,000 watts) are authorized on 1450KHz.

Indeed, FCC regulation 73.27 flat-out states that Class B stations are not permitted on 1450 in the Lower 48. However, they are allowed in Alaska and Hawaii. (and the territories)

Within the conterminous 48 states, the following frequencies are
designated as local channels, and are assigned for use by Class C
stations: 1230, 1240, 1340, 1400, 1450, and 1490 kHz


To my knowledge this is the only Class B authorized on a Class C channel.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

AM station call changes

The following AM stations have changed callsigns recently:

Wasilla, Alaska 1430 KWAP from KMBQ
Dover, Delaware 1600 WRJE from WAMS
Lake City, Florida 1450 WJOE (new station)
Toccoa, Georgia 1420 WHTD from WEJY
Philadelphia, Penna. 1480 WDAS (back) from WUBA
Auburn, Washington 1210 KMIA from KTBK