Saturday, December 20, 2014

AM technical changes granted (Canada)

Mississauga, Ontario: 1320KHz:
Oakville, Ontario: 1250KHz:

CJMR & CJYE granted technical changes.

Both stations will switch from DA-2 (different directional patterns day & night) to DA-1. (same pattern day & night). CJMR will also reduce daytime power from 20,000 watts to 10,000. The changes will simplify antenna switching, at some expense in daytime coverage.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

New AM station granted (Canada)

Toronto, Ontario: 1280KHz:
New station CJRU granted.

99 watts day & night, non-directional. 43-38-31N/79-20-25W, sharing CHHA-1610s antenna. Radio Ryerson, replacing deleted CKLN-FM 88.1.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

AM call changes

The following AM stations have recently changed callsigns:

Petaluma, California 1490 KZNB from KTOB
Wichita, Kansas  1070 KFTI from KLIO
Morganfield, Kentucky   1550 WUCO from WMSK
Havre de Grace, Md.     1330 WHGM from WJSS
Boston, Massachusetts   1510 WMEX from WUFC
Helena, Montana          950 KCAP from KMTX
Red Springs, N.C.       1160 WYDU from WTEL
Olympia, Washington     1240 KBUP from KGY

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

AM stations gone

The following AM stations have had their license cancelled. Most failed to respond to letters from the FCC asking whether the stations were in fact operating.

Location FrequencyCallsign
Vail, Colorado 610 KVLE
Tallulah, Louisiana 1360 KBYO
Willow Springs, Missouri1330 KUKU
Woodville, Texas 1490 KWUD
Appomattox, Virginia 1280 WOWZ*
Tappahannock, Virginia 1000 WRAR
* WOWZ voluntarily surrendered its license for cancellation.

1933 Nashville radio listings

"Broadcast News", Nashville, 4 March 1933.

Here's a link to a weekly "TV Guide" for radio, in Nashville, in 1933. (courtesy of David Eduardo's "American Radio History" site)

A few things I found interesting, besides the old ads:

  • Daily program listings for two stations: WSM-650, NBC and WLAC-1470, CBS. WSIX-1210, Springfield wasn't listed. WSM & WLAC were the only stations in Nashville at the time.
  • Prime-time program listings for the week for two additional stations: KDKA-980, Pittsburgh and KMOX, St. Louis. (KMOX's frequency wasn't given, but it was 1090 at the time)
  • There was a photo of the stars of a program airing over the "NBC-WJZ network". This network had no affiliate in Nashville. Nashville listeners would hear this program over KDKA.
  • A "Listeners' Guide" highlights some of the better programs airing during this week. Most air on WSM or WLAC. One airs on *both* stations. (one airs on both stations *at the same time*!)

    However, programs are also listed as airing on eight out-of-town stations including:
  • WJZ, New York
  • WBAL, Baltimore
  • WHAM, Rochester, NY
  • WMAQ, Chicago
  • WREN, Lawrence, Kansas
  • WLW, Cincinnati
  • KSD, St. Louis
  • WFLA, Clearwater, Florida
  • (I'm surprised the latter station was considered usable in Nashville. It's the first station to use a directional antenna, and it was to protect WTMJ, Milwaukee on the same frequency. So I would expect WFLA to have little or no signal in Nashville -- and to suffer interference from WTMJ.)

    Monday, November 10, 2014

    AM stations deleted

    Dora, Alabama: 1010KHz;
    Summerville, Georgia: 950KHz

    WCOC & WGTA licenses cancelled at request of licensees.

    Friday, October 31, 2014

    AM stations deleted

    Bessemer, Alabama; 1450KHz
    Lexington, Alabama; 620KHz
    WZGX & WJHX licenses cancelled.

    Both stations were off over a year.

    Friday, October 24, 2014

    Friday, October 17, 2014

    AM call changes

    The following AM stations have recently changed calls:

    Brunswick, Georgia      1490 WBGA from WMOG
    Orange, Massachusetts    700 WFAT from WWBZ
    Humble City, New Mexico 1110 KEJL from KPER
    

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    AM station gone

    Deep River, Ontario: 1110KHz:
    CBLI going to 97.9 FM.

    (calls will change to CBCD-FM-1)

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    AM station gone

    Thermopolis, Wyoming: 1240KHz:
    KTHE license surrendered for cancellation.

    Technical changes to Canadian stations

    Oakville, Ontario: 1320KHz:
    CJMR proposes to reduce daytime power from 20,000 watts to 10,000 and switch from DA-2 (directional, different patterns day & night) to DA-1. (directional, same pattern 24 hours)

    The change would allow CJMR to remove 64 relays from the antenna system! These relays are necessary to switch between daytime and nighttime antenna pattern.

    CJYE-1250 shares the CJMR towers, and proposes to make the same change.

    New station and not

    Calgary, Alberta: 700KHz:
    Permit granted for new station.

    50,000 watts daytime; 20,000 watts night.
    Gospel music.
    Previously authorized, but permit expired before a site could be found. This time they promise they have a site.


    Brampton, Ontario: 1350KHz:
    Application for new station withdrawn.

    Sunday, September 14, 2014

    Friday, September 05, 2014

    Recent AM call changes

    The following AM stations have recently changed callsigns:

    Mobile, Alabama        1480 WERM from WTKD
    Fairbanks, Alaska      1340 KSDG (new station)
    Olivehurst, California  890 KMJE from KDPP
    Rupert, Idaho           970 KZNO from KFTA
    El Dorado, Kansas      1360 KPHN from KAHS
    Mankato, Minnesota     1230 KFSP from KYSM
    Kansas City, Missouri  1190 KDMR from KPHN
    

    Wednesday, September 03, 2014

    Monday, September 01, 2014

    Friday, August 08, 2014

    AM station gone

    Alpena, Michigan: 1450KHz:
    WATZ license canceled.

    Surrendered by licensee.

    Recent call changes

    The following AM stations have recently changed callsigns:

    Dothan, Alabama        1450 WDYG from WWNT
    Shelbyville, Illinois   870 WTIM from WSVZ
    Algona, Iowa           1600 KLGZ from KLGA
    Davenport, Iowa        1170 KBOB from KJOC
    Battle Creek, Michigan  930 WTOU from WBCK
    Washington, Missouri   1350 KRAP from KWMO
    Watervliet, New York    900 WABY from WUAM
    Warrenton, Virginia    1250 WRCW from WKDL
    

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

    Applications for new AM stations

    Brampton, Ontario: 1350KHz:
    Application for new station.

    450 watts daytime; 55 watts night; non-directional all hours.
    News, talk, and 39% ethnic.


    Toronto, Ontario: 1280KHz:
    Application for new station.

    100 watts, presumably both day & night non-directional?
    English campus station, to more-or-less replace deleted CKLN-88.1.

    AM station going away

    Caraquet, New Brunswick: 810KHz:
    Requests move to 94.1 FM.

    Monday, July 21, 2014

    Application for new AM station dismissed

    Cheyenne, Wyoming: 1590KHz:
    Application for new station dismissed.
    (Advanced Modulation Broadcasting)

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

    AM station call changes

    The following stations have recently changed callsigns:

    Malvern, Arkansas        1310 KZYP from KBOK
    Oroville, California     1340 KPYV from KNTF
    Sandwich, Illinois        930 WKBM from WAUR
    Mechanicville, New York  1160 WAIX from WABY
    Chester, Virginia         820 WNTW from WGGM
    

    Sunday, July 06, 2014

    Application for new AM station

    Enterprise, Nevada: 1540KHz
    Application filed for new station.

    10,000 watts daytime
    3,700 watts critical hours
    270 watts nighttime
    three different patterns.

    36-00-37N, 115-14-26W
    Rainbow Boulevard & Landberg Ave., Enterprise

    AM station technical change in Ontario

    Hamilton, Ontario: 1150KHz:
    CKOC reducing nighttime power from 50kw to 20kw.
    Station will delete current nighttime antenna pattern and use existing daytime pattern 24 hours.

    AM stations going away

    The following AM stations are going away in Canada:

  • CBUI-740 New Denver, British Columbia: to 102.5 FM
  • CBLV-600 Bancroft, Ontario: to 99.3 FM
  • CBEU-1340 Temagami, Ontario: to 106.1 FM
  • Monday, June 30, 2014

    Friday, June 27, 2014

    New AM station on the air

    Golden, Colorado: 1550KHz:
    New station KDCO on the air.

    990 watts daytime
    350 watts nighttime
    Directional at night only.

    39-53-31N, 105-14-20W
    Site is on Highway 93, between 72 and 127 west of Broomfield.
    Advanced Modulation Broadcasting.
    Reported carrying Mile High Sports, parallel several FM stations.

    Frequency change granted for AM station

    Tampa, Florida: 1100KHz:
    WTIS granted move from 1110.

    10,000 watts daytime
    150 watts nighttime
    Directional day & night, different patterns.

    Tuesday, June 03, 2014

    AM stations going away

    The following Canadian low-power AM stations are moving to FM:

  • CBLI 1110 Deep River, Ontario, requests FM 97.9.
  • CKDR-1 1340 Ignace, Ontario, received permit to go to FM 97.5.
  • Wednesday, May 14, 2014

    AM call changes

    The following stations have recently changed callsigns:

    Kansas City, Kansas          1660 KWOD from KUDL
    Attleboro, Massachusetts     1320 WRNP from WARL
    Orange, Massachusetts         700 WWBZ from WTUB
    Hope Valley, Rhode Island    1180 WSKP from WWRX
    

    Friday, May 09, 2014

    AM stations gone

    Clayton, Georgia: 1400KHz:;
    Mountain City, Georgia: 1340KHz:;
    Kershaw, South Carolina: 1300KHz:
    WGHC, WNGM, and WKSC licenses surrendered for cancellation.

    Saturday, May 03, 2014

    AM station moving -- and another to be deleted -- it's all related...

    Peotone, Illinois: 640KHz:
    New station granted modification of construction permit.

    Permit will be moved from Terre Haute, Indiana and will be built near Joliet, Illinois instead.


    Zeeland, Michigan: 640KHz:
    WMFN to be deleted.

    This is a condition of the move of the Terre Haute station to Peotone. 640 cannot operate at Peotone and Zeeland simultaneously, the two stations would interfere with each other. The two stations are co-owned.

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

    AM station gone

    Greenville, Rhode Island: 990KHz:
    WALE deleted.

    License expired, renewal was never filed.

    New AM station

    Fairbanks, Alaska: 1340KHz:
    Permit granted for new station.

    1,000 watts day & night, non-directional.
    64-53-25N/147-45-30W
    Voice for Christ Ministries

    AM call changes

    The following AM stations have recently changed callsigns:

    Searcy, Arkansas             1300 KRZS from KWCK
    Mountain City, Georgia       1340 WNGM from WHTD
    Winder, Georgia              1300 WJBB from WIMO
    Kahului, Hawaii              1250 KEWE (new station)
    Notus, Idaho                 1450 KTRP from KWEI
    Weiser, Idaho                1260 KWEI from KTRP
    Dakota City, Nebraska        1250 KZOI from KTFJ
    Tryon, North Carolina        1160 WWQT from WJFJ
    Willoughby, Ohio             1330 WINT from WELW
    Salem, Oregon                1390 KZZD from KWOD
    McKeesport, Pennsylvania     1360 WGBN from WMNY
    New Kensington, Pennsylvania 1150 WMNY from WGBN
    Texarkana, Texas              940 KCMC from KTFS
    

    Friday, April 04, 2014

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

    Friday, March 14, 2014

    Crooks.....

    I see some criminal in India has seen fit to try to hijack this blog as a means of promoting his "project training". Thankfully, this blog is set to require manual moderation of all comments, so the only person who'll see this crap is me. I do not, however, appreciate having to mark seven identical spurious "comments" as spam. Anyway, my point is that any product or service promoted by spam comments is a scam. NEVER buy anything promoted through spam. You'd be better off throwing your money in the garbage can.

    Thursday, March 13, 2014

    AM call changes

    The following stations have recently changed callsigns:

    Coral Springs, Florida         1120 WBUR from WMSX
    West Yarmouth, Massachusetts   1240 WBAS from WBUR
    Wayne, Nebraska                1590 KCTY from KTCH
    Las Cruces, New Mexico          570 KGRT from KSNM
    Albany, New York               1460 WOPG from WDDY
    

    Friday, March 07, 2014

    Permit for new station cancelled

    Big Rapids, Michigan; 1590KHz:
    WODJ permit cancelled.

    Station to be undeleted?

    Seward, Alaska; 950KHz:
    Late application filed for renewal of license.

    Application filed for new station

    Calgary, Alberta; 700KHz: Application filed for new station.

    50,000 watts daytime
    20,000 watts nighttime
    Touch Canada; to be gospel.

    Basically this is a request to reissue an expired permit.

    Sunday, February 16, 2014

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

    New AM station on the air

    Kihei, Hawaii: 740KHz:
    New station KCIK on the air.

    5,000 watts day & night, non-directional.
    20-47-30N/156-28-01W
    IHR Educational Broadcasting (a Catholic religious organization)

    Sunday, February 09, 2014

    New AM station on the air

    Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands: 1690KHz:
    WIGT requests license-to-cover

    920 watts day & night, non-directional.
    18-18-57N/64-53-02W
    Three Angels Corp.

    AM call changes

    The following AM stations have recently changed callsigns:

    Wasilla, Alaska         1430 KKNI from KWAP
    Turrell, Arkansas       1180 WUMY from KXIQ
    Los Angeles, California 1150 KEIB from KTLK
    Shelbyville, Illinois    870 WTLY from WINU
    Minneapolis, Minnesota  1130 KTLK from KTCN
    Spindale, N. Carolina   1520 WGTM from WVOH
    Claremore, Oklahoma     1270 KTUZ from KRVT
    Jersey Shore, Penna.    1600 WEJS from WJSA
    Memphis, Tennessee       830 WGUE from WUMY
    Norfolk, Virginia       1110 WKQA from WYRM
    

    Tuesday, February 04, 2014

    AM stations gone

    The following stations' licenses expired on February 1st:

  • KJAL-585 Tafuna, American Samoa
  • KRSA-580 Petersburg, Alaska
  • KSEW-950 Seward, Alaska
  • Friday, January 24, 2014

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

    Canadian AM stations going away

    Saint-Quentin, New Brunswick: 1230KHz: CBAF-21
    Kedgwick, New Brunswick: 990KHz: CBAF-20

    Both stations have applied to move to FM, 91.1 and 98.1 respectively, with 50 watts. Calls will change to CBAF-FM-22 and CBAF-FM-23.

    Technical changes for Canadian stations

    Prince Albert, Saskatchewan: 900KHz:
    CKBI requests technical changes

    Relocate transmitter and go to non-directional antenna at night with 2,800 watts.

    This change will likely make CKBI far easier to log in areas to the south and east of Saskatchewan.


    Toronto, Ontario: 1690KHz:
    CHTO requests technical changes

    Increase daytime power from 3,000 watts to 6,000 watts.

    Friday, January 17, 2014

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

    AM stations deleted

    Fountain Inn, South Carolina: 1600KHz:
    WFIS license cancelled

    Vernal, Utah: 1400KHz:
    KBEV construction permit cancelled

    Applications for new AM stations dismissed

    Orchard Homes, Montana: 1490KHz:
    Ettrick, Virginia: 1570KHz:

    AM call changes

    The following stations have recently changed callsigns:

    • Anchorage, Alaska 1080 KOAN from KUDO
    • Thousand Palms, California 1270 KFSQ from KFUT
    • Wailuku, Hawaii 550 KNUI from KMVI
    • Kahului, Hawaii 900 KMVI from KNUI
    • Fort Campbell, Kentucky 1370 WRND from WEGI
    • Carolina Beach, N. Carolina 1180 WLTT from WSFM
    • Hope Valley, Rhode Island 1180 WWRX from WSKP
    • Ashland City, Tennessee 790 WJNA from WQSV
    • Canyon, Texas 1550 KNSH from KZRK