Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

AM station going away (Canada)

St. Boniface/Winnipeg, Manitoba; 1050KHz:
CKSB moving to FM.

CKSB-1050 has been granted permission to move to 88.1 FM. Technically, the "city of license" will change from St. Boniface to Winnipeg, although St. Boniface has been a ward of Winnipeg since 1971.

FM relay station CKSB-10-FM on 90.5 will also be deleted. Its coverage area will be completely enclosed by that of the new 88.1 station.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

AM call changes

Just a few this time:

Robertsdale, Alabama   1000 WDXZ  from WBZR
Eminence, Kentucky     1600 WLRS  from WLUE
Greenfield, Wisconsin  1290 WZTI  from WMCS

Monday, March 11, 2013

Next car: no radio?

"AM and FM are being eliminated from the dash of two car companies within two years and will be eliminated from the dash of all cars within five years." Hmmm.

Interesting link: find the strongest stations at your location

On this site, you can find a calculator which will take your ZIP code & return a list of the strongest AM and FM stations at that location.

CKGM-690 Montreal: to either remain English or go silent...

The silent 690 frequency in Montreal was recently resurrected with English-language sports talk. The station's owners had applied to sell 690 & convert it to French -- an application which was denied. They've now filed for a different set of changes. The station will remain English, but only if a waiver is granted permitting ownership of two Montreal English AM stations (690 and CJAD-800) along with two English FMs. Ordinarily, they would only be allowed one English AM station. According to Scott Fybush's site, if the waiver is denied, 690 will be taken off the air. (again) (making it the third time this 50,000-watt frequency has gone silent...)

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Permit granted for new AM station

Draper, Utah: 780KHz:
Permit granted for new station.

1,000 watts daytime
250 watts nighttime
Directional, different patterns night & day

40-38-35N/111-55-20W
West side of Jordan River, just north of I-215, Taylorsville. (a Salt Lake City suburb)

RAMS III