Friday, December 23, 2016

AM stations going away

Port Alice, British Columbia: 1170KHz:
CBUX moving to FM 92.3.

White River, Ontario: 1010KHz:
CBLW moving to FM 97.7.

Friday, December 16, 2016

AM station going away

Channel Port aux Basques, Newfoundland (& Labrador):1230KHz:
CFGN granted move to 96.7 FM.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

New AM station

Lemon Grove, California: 1400KHz:

Permit granted for new station.
500 watts day & night, non-directional.
Two site operation, would be the only two-site Class C station to my knowledge...
Daytime: 32-51-04/116-57-51
Nighttime: 32-43-52/117-02-43

Christyahna Broadcasting.

Monday, December 05, 2016

Stations coming & going...

Toledo, Ohio: 1470KHz:
WLQR license cancelled.


Vancouver, British Columbia: 600KHz:
Permit granted for new station.

10,000 watts day & night, 49-10-06/123-03-16. (site is adjacent to, but different from, old CKBD 600 site)
Sher-E-Punjab Radio.

Another application for a new ethnic station in nearby Surrey, B.C. has been denied. Technical details were not given.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Station resurrected from the dead, kinda

East Point, Georgia: 1260KHz:
WYXC requests move from Cartersville, 1270KHz:

5,100 watts daytime 52 watts nighttime non-directional 33-41-47N 84-28-29W

Until 2014, station WTJH existed on 1260 in East Point. I cannot find official technical information but Wikipedia says WTJH was 5,000 watts daytime, 39 watts at night -- at the same coordinates. The WTJH license was canceled in 2014 when the FCC found it had been off the air for (well) over a year.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

AM call changes

The following stations have recently changed callsigns:

Irondale, Alabama      1480 WMMA from WQOH
Montgomery, Alabama     950 WZKD from WNZZ
Fort Myers, Florida    1240 WFSX from WFWN
Branson, Missouri      1220 KCAX from KOMC
Chattanooga, Tennessee 1370 WXCT from WDEF
Spokane, Washington    1330 KYOZ from KMBI
West Bend, Wisconsin   1470 WIBD from WBKV

Win one, lose one?

Culver City, California: 1500KHz:
Permit granted for new station.

120 watts daytime
150 watts nighttime
Directional all hours, different patterns
34-01-10N/118-20-44W
Existing site of KWKW 1330
Authorized new site of KABC 790.

Presumably these towers are efficient enough to reach the required minimum signal with less than the 250 watts ordinarily required.


Catskill, New York: 560KHz:
WCKL license canceled

WCKL's owners were accused of using pseudonyms to skirt the multiple-ownership regulations. (among other wrongdoing) They signed a Consent Decree under which they agreed to surrender several licenses and would be allowed to keep others. WCKL is one of the licenses surrendered.

Friday, November 04, 2016

New AM stations? (Canada)

Brampton, Ontario: 1190KHz:
Applications (2) for new stations

1,500 watts daytime, 68 watts night 10,000 watts day & night


Ottawa, Ontario: 1630KHz:
Application for new ethnic station.

10,000 watts daytime, 1,000 watts night.

Friday, October 14, 2016

AM station going away

Port aux Basques, Newfoundland & Labrator: 1230KHz:
CFGN requests move to 96.7 FM.

AM call changes

The following AM stations have recently changed callsigns:

Beverly Hills, Calif.     1260 KBOQ from KMZT
Oildale, Calif.            660 KGSV from KWVE
East St. Louis, Illinois  1490 KFTK from WQQX
Springfield, Missouri     1550 KRZD from KLFJ
Portsmouth, New Hampshire 1540 WMGE from WMYF
Toledo, Ohio              1470 WLQR from WTOD
Ontario, Oregon           1380 KKOO from KSRV
Salem, Oregon             1390 KZGD from KZZD

Friday, October 07, 2016

Stations going away (Canada)

Peace River, Alberta: 610KHz:
Mount Pearl, Newfoundland & Labrador: 1210KHz:
CKYL & VOAR request moves to 94.9 & 96.7 FM respectively.

The CRTC has not yet acted on these moves but they're almost always granted.

Friday, September 09, 2016

Call changes

The following stations have recently changed callsigns:

Redding, California    1400 KNRO from KQMS
Redding, California    1670 KQMS from KNRQ
Macomb, Illinois       1510 WYEC from WLRB
South Paris, Maine     1450 WOXO from WKTQ
Veazie, Maine          1400 WCYR from WWNZ
Evergreen, Montana     1340 KYWL from KLYW
Lansing, New York       750 WTRS for new station
Spokane, Washington    1330 KYOZ from KMBI
Wenatchee, Washington  1340 KYSP from KWWX

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Permit granted for new station

Mississauga, Ontario: 1490KHz:
Permit granted for new station CHTO-1.

23 watts day;
770 watts night.

To relay CHTO 1690 Toronto.

Friday, August 12, 2016

AM stations deleted

The following AM stations have recently changed callsigns:

Evergreen, Alabama        1470 WPNS from WEVG
Robertsdale, Alabama      1000 WJNZ from WDXZ
Bangor, Maine              910 WABK from WAEI
Veazie, Maine             1340 WBAN from WNZS
Evergreen, Montana        1340 KLYW from KQJZ
Astoria, Oregon           1230 KKOR from KVAS

Friday, July 29, 2016

AM stations gone

Macon, Georgia:  1240KHz: WDDO
London, Ontario: 1410KHz: CKSL
Fairview, Tennessee: 850KHz: WPFD

All deleted. WDDO & CKSL at request of licensees; WPFD "unrenewed". WPFD is a semi-local to me and has been gone for years.

Friday, July 08, 2016

Recent AM call changes

The following AM stations have recently changed calls:

Oildale, California     660 KGSV from KWVE
New Albany, Indiana    1570 WLRS from WNDA
Burnside, Kentucky      910 WSEK from WSFE
Eminence, Kentucky     1600 WLUE from WLRS
Ocean City, Maryland   1590 WGBG from WIJK
Nashville, Tennessee   1200 WFCN from WAMB


The following AM stations are gone:

Helena, Montana        1240 KBLL
Fallon, Nevada          750 KHWG
Both stations failed to respond to an inquiry as to whether they were still on the air.

Friday, July 01, 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016

AM call changes

The following stations have recently changed callsigns:

Merced, California      1660 KBRE from KTIQ
Santa Maria, California 1240 KSMA from KSMX
Fort Myers, Florida     1350 WZKO from WCRM
Morovis, Puerto Rico    1580 WMTI from WGFE
Nashville, Tennessee    1200 WFCN from WAMB
Lumberton, Texas        1300 KLLS from KSET

Friday, June 03, 2016

Friday, May 13, 2016

AM station gone

McComb, Mississippi: 980KHz:
WAKK license surrendered.

AM call changes

The following AM stations have recently changed callsigns:

Eufaula, Alabama             1240 WULA from WNRA
West Sacramento, California  1320 KIFM from KCTC
Loveland, Colorado           1570 KVAM from KBUD
Brockton, Massachusetts      1460 WATD from WXBR
Springfield, Massachusetts   1270 WACM from WSPR
W. Springfield, Mass.        1490 WSPR from WACM
Auburn, New York             1340 WNDR from WMBO
Galax, Virginia              1360 WCGX from WWWJ
Dishman, Washington          1050 KFIO from KEYV

Friday, April 08, 2016

AM call changes

The following AM stations have recently changed call letters:

Santa Maria, California     1240 KSMA from KSMX
Parker, Colorado             950 KKSE from KRWZ
West Hartford, Connecticut  1290 WNWW from WCCC
Salem, Illinois             1350 WSIQ from WJBD
Webster City, Iowa          1570 KZWC from KQWC
Winona, Mississippi         1570 WLEE from WONA
Toledo, Ohio                1470 WTOD from WLQR
Richmond, Virginia          1540 WONA from WLEE
Point Pleasant, W. Virginia 1030 WTHQ from WBGS

AM stations going or gone

Lancaster, Wisconsin: 1280KHz:
WGLR license surrendered for cancelation


La Tuque, Quebec: 830KHz:
CBVE-1 requests move to 101.9 FM

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

AM station gone

Hartsville, South Carolina: 1450KHz:
WLQR license surrendered for cancellation.

Friday, March 04, 2016

AM call changes

The following AM stations have recently changed callsigns:

Alexander City, Alabama     1050 WLMA from WBNM
Thousand Palms, California  1270 KVGH from KFSQ
Southington, Connecticut     990 WNTY from WXCT
Waukon, Iowa                1160 KMRV from KFXE
Moca, Puerto Rico           1040 WNVI from WZNA
Richmond, Virginia           990 WREJ from WLEE
Richmond, Virginia          1540 WLEE from WREJ

Friday, February 12, 2016

AM tech changes, temporary & permanent

Bridgeport, Connecticut: 1530KHz:
WDJZ off the air for financial reasons.


Charlotte, North Carolina: 1480KHz:
WGFY requests daytime power increase.
To be 12,000/5,000 DA-2.


Dishman, Washington: 1050KHz:
KEYF requests special temporary authority.
To operate at 4,000/260 ND, 47-35-58/117-22-38 due to transmitter & feedline failure.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

AM STAs

New City, New York: 910KHz:
WRKL special temporary authority to operate at 500 watts non-directional due to transmitter damage

Kinston, North Carolina: 1230KHz:
WLNR special temporary authority to operate at 250 watts due to transmitter damage


Lillington, North Carolina: 1370KHz:
WLLN silent for financial reasons

Mebane, North Carolina: 1060KHz:
WGSB silent for financial reasons

AM call changes

The following AM stations have recently changed callsigns:

Alexander City, Alabama   1050 WLMA from WBNM
Golden, Colorado          1550 KKCL from KBUD
Loveland, Colorado        1570 KBUD from KKCL
West Hartford, Conn.      1290 WNWW from WCCC
Cocoa Beach, Florida      1300 WKQK from WMEL
Grayling, Michigan        1230 WMQU from WGRY
Roanoke, Virginia          610 WPLY from WVBE
Dishman, Washington       1050 KFIO from KEYF

Friday, February 05, 2016

AM station Special Temporary Authorizations

  • Batesville, Arkansas; KAAB-1130; to operate at 250 ND instead of 1,000 DA-D.
  • Greenwood, Mississippi; WKXG-1540; temporary wire antenna at studios, 250/1 ND.
  • St. Louis, Missouri; KXFN-1380; off air, transmitter failure & site inaccessible.
  • Burgaw, North Carolina; WVBS-1470; off air, lost lease.
  • Aberdeen, South Dakota; KKAA-1560; parameters at variance.
  • Knoxville, Tennessee; WRJZ-620; 5,000/1,250 ND pending proof of repairs to DA.
  • Morristown, Tennessee; WMTN-1300; parameters at variance.
  • Friday, January 22, 2016