Monday, May 21, 2012

Application for new AM station

Draper, Utah: 780KHz:
Application filed for new station
1,000 watts daytime
250 watts nighttime
Directional, different patterns day & night
40-38-35N/111-55-20W
RAMS III

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Application for new AM station

Black Hawk, South Dakota: 860KHz:
Application for new station.
50,000 watts daytime
22,000 watts critical hours
350 watts night
directional all hours, different patterns
43-58-45N/103-05-46W
Bott Broadcasting

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

New AM stations

Applications have been filed for four new AM stations:

Juneau, Alaska: 1400KHz:
Application filed for new station.
25,000 watts daytime
1,000 watts nighttime
non-directional all hours.
58-22-37N/134-37-21W
James Warren Tipton, Jr.


Red Bluff, California: 1580KHz:
Application filed for new station.
3,000 watts daytime
1,000 watts nighttime
Directional at night only
40-10-15N/122-15-51W
IHR Educational Broadcasting


Lebanon, Oregon: 1100KHz:
Application filed for new station.
3,900 watts daytime
1,500 watts nighttime
Directional day & night, different patterns
44-33-29N/122-49-26W
Jessica Lund


Springville, Utah: 1580KHz:
Application filed for new station.
10,000 watts daytime
570 watts nighttime
Non-directional all hours
40-10-49N/111-38-34W
RAMS III

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Same callsign, two stations?

Not sure whether this is a policy change or just a clerical error...

For years, there has been a KFMT-FM on 105.5 in Fremont, Nebraska.

On Tuesday... the FCC assigned the calls KFMT to a new FM station in Lewistown, Montana.

Now, the calls *are* different. (no -FM in Montana) However, it's not been FCC policy in the past to allow the same four-letter "base call" to be used on two different stations in the same service by using or not using the -FM or -TV suffix.*

* it *has* been permissible to use them on two different stations in *different* services -- for example, on a full-power TV station and a LPTV. (WPXJ-LP Jacksonville, Florida and WPXJ-TV Batavia, New York, for example)

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Guess the (TV) station

From a mid-1960s press release. The call letters and city have been changed to make it a bit of a challenge -- everything else is as in the original: Really, if you read the right sentence, it's a dead giveaway...

"WXXX-TV, NBC, Channel 13, {city, state} announces expanded coverage beginning in early June.

A new broadcasting tower rising 2,000 feet above the surrounding terrain will make WXXX-TV the largest single NBC station in terms of geographic coverage.

The new tower will more than double the number of potential viewers in WXXX's area -- from 325,000 to 760,000. It will also add 200,000 cows to the coverage area, according to Leo Howard, station manager.

The new tower is the tallest man-made structure east of the Mississippi, according to station officials, and rises over twice as high as the world famous Eiffel Tower."