Sunday, August 18, 2013

AM stations gone in Mexico

Thanks to Jim Thomas for passing along a Mexican government document listing recent broadcasting decisions. The following stations have ceased AM operations, having simulcast on FM for a year and now permanently moved to FM:
XEMG-1250    Arriaga, Chiapas
XECHZ-1560   Chapa de Corzo, Chiapas
XEUI-800     Comitan de Dominguez, Chiapas
XEFRT-890    Comitan de Dominguez, Chiapas
XEKY-1280    Huixtla, Chiapas
XEWM-640     San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas
XEOE-810     Tapachula, Chiapas
XETAK-900    Tapachula, Chiapas
XEUE-580     Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas
XEON-710     Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas
XEIO-840     Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas
XEVV-920     Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas
XETUG-950    Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas
XETG-990     Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas
XERPR-1070   Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas
XELM-1240    Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas
XEUD-1360    Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas
XEVF-730     Villa Flores, Chiapas
XEIK-830     Piedras Negras, Coahuila
XEYD-1410    6 de Octubre, Coahuila (105.1 FM)
XEEJ-650     Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
XELH-670     Acaponeta, Nayarit
XESL-1340    San Luis Potosi, S.L.P.
XEVZ-1210    Acayucan, Veracruz
XEID-990     Alamo, Veracruz
XEAVR-720    Alvarado, Veracruz
XEBD-1210    Banderilla, Veracruz
XEHV-1310    Boca del Rio, Veracruz
XELL-1430    Boca del Rio, Veracruz
XEU-930      Boca del Rio, Veracruz
XEOM-590     Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz
XEDZ-580     Cordova, Veracruz
XESIC-670    Cordova, Veracruz
XEAG-1280    Cordova, Veracruz
XEQO-980     Cosamaloapan, Veracruz
XEMI-1070    Cosoleacaque, Veracruz
XEAFQ-1420   Cosoleacaque, Veracruz
XEQRV-770    El Pando, Veracruz
XEBE-1160    El Progreso, Veracruz
XEGF-740     Gutierrez Zamora, Veracruz
XETQ-850     Ixhuatlancillo, Veracruz
XEOV-1240    Ixhuatlancillo, Veracruz
XEKL-550     Jalapa, Veracruz
XEJA-610     Jalapa, Veracruz
XEZL-1130    Jalapa, Veracruz
XEJH-1460    Jalapa, Veracruz
XELE-920     Los Pichones, Veracruz
XEMCA-1090   Los Pichones, Veracruz
XEHU-1300    Martinez de la Torre, Veracruz
XEHTY-1330   Martinez de la Torre, Veracruz
XEKM-1450    Minatitlan, Veracruz
XEPT-1590    Misantla, Veracruz
XEAFA-690    Nanchital, Veracruz (99.3 FM)
XEGB-960     Nanchital, Veracruz
XEGR-1040    Orizaba, Veracruz
XEPV-840     Papantla de Olarte, Veracruz
XERRR-1270   Papantla de Olarte, Veracruz
XEGN-1180    Piedras Negras, Veracruz
XECOV-790    Poza Rica, Veracruz
XEXK-1080    Poza Rica, Veracruz
XEPW-1200    Poza Rica, Veracruz
XEJD-1450    Poza Rica, Veracruz
XEVC-700     Pueblo de las Flores, Veracruz
XEKG-820     Pueblo de las Flores, Veracruz
XEYV-880     Pueblo de Santa Leticia, Veracruz

XEIK-1360    Piedras Negras, Coahuila 
has been granted permission to move to 96.7 FM as XHIK-FM.
Other stations which have received permission to move to FM but have not yet done so:
XENM-1320    Jesus Maria, Aguascalientes
XESU-790     Mexicali, Baja California         XHSU-FM 105.9
XEBCS-1050   La Paz, Baja California Sur
XERU-1310    Chihuahua, Chihuahua
XEPU-1110    Monclova, Coahuila
XEWX-660     Durango, Durango                  XHWX-FM 98.1
XEDRD-820    Durango, Durango                  XHDRD-FM 106.1
XEPI-990     Palo Redondo, Guanajuato          XHEPI-FM 99.7
XEMZA-560    Cihuatlan, Jalisco                XHMZA-FM 89.7
XELIA-1140   Morelia, Michoacan                XHLIA-FM 103.3
XEXE-1090    Queretaro, Queretaro              XHXE-FM 92.7
XEOBS-1070   Cd. Obregon, Sonora               XHOBS-FM 92.1
XETQE-1120   Tenosique, Tabasco
XECOV-790    Poza Rica, Veracruz               XHCOV-FM 105.9
XEIH-770     Fresnillo, Zacatecas              XHIH-FM 103.3

Strangely enough, two new AM stations seem to have been approved in Mexico State: XEGEM-1600 Metepec and XETEJ-1250 Tejupilco de Hidalgo.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

New AM station on the air

Merrill, Oregon: 1240KHz:
KRJW now on the air.

1,000 watts day & night, non-directional.
42-12-18N/121-45-35W
Cove Road Publishing
Merrill is near Klamath Falls.

AM station going away

Grand Forks, British Columbia: 860KHz:
CBRJ going to FM.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

AM stations gone/going away

Kedgwick, New Brunswick: 990KHz:
CBAF-20 going to 98.1 FM

Hartsville, South Carolina: 1490KHz:
WJDJ license canceled at request of licensee

Friday, August 09, 2013

AM stations going away?

The following stations failed to file applications to renew their licenses and have been theoretically deleted. However, many recent such incidents have been clerical errors - do not assume these stations are actually dead:

Hemphill, Texas            1240 KPBL
Manor, Texas               1440 KELG
Pflugerville, Texas        1600 KOKE
West Lake Hills, Texas     1560 KTXZ

Recent AM call changes

The following AM stations have changed callsigns recently:

Santa Maria, California          1360 KVSM (new station)
Fort Myers, Florida              1240 WFWN from WFSX
Connersville, Indiana            1580 WLPK from WIFE
St. Louis, Missouri               630 KYFI from KJSL
Black Mountain, North Carolina   1010 WKJW from WLYT
Red Oak, North Carolina          1190 WNCR (new station)
Washington, Utah                 1210 KHKR from KUNF
Evansville, Wyoming              1580 KKTS from KLNQ