Friday, November 15, 2019

Last two weeks' FCC items

Fort Payne, Alabama: WFPA 1400:
OFF Oct. 26th, tower fell in storm.

Muscle Shoals, Alabama: WLAY 1450:
Requests STA 60/60 ND, 34-44-14/87-42-15.
24m wire antenna fastened to existing 35m tower, pending location of a permanent site.

Tuscumbia, Alabama: WVNA 1590:
Requests STA 500/50 ND, 34-40-27/87-42-46.
45m wire antenna fastened to existing 46m tower, pending location of a permanent site.

Little Rock, Arkansas: KARN 920:
Granted STA 1250/1250 ND; to use 25% power non-directional day & night pending repairs to pattern switching gear.

Little Rock, Arkansas: KFOG 1250:
Granted STA 1200/1200 DA-1; to use night facilities fulltime pending repairs to pattern switching gear.

Riverside, California: KPRO 1570:
License canceled, off over a year.

San Jose, California: KSJX 1500:
Granted STA 5000/5000 DA-1; to use night facilities fulltime pending repairs to pattern switching gear.

Fountain, Colorado: KCEG 780:
Granted STA 500/37 ND; drop wire antenna pending construction of antenna tuning unit.

Fountain, Colorado: KJME 890:
Granted STA 1000/11 ND; drop wire antenna pending construction of antenna tuning unit.

Pinellas Park, Florida: WHBO 1040:
Requests STA 105 ND night (day facility unchanged at 3.6kw). To use daytime power non-directionally at 25% power at night, pending repairs to nighttime facility.

Southport, Florida: WKGC 1480:
OFF Nov. 4th, antenna issues.

Madison, Georgia: WYTH 1250:
OFF Sept. 6th, selling station.

Rome, Georgia: WGJK 1360:
Requests site change to 34-16-09/85-10-59. Amendment to correct daytime power -- had inadvertently requested increase to 1kw.

Sylvania, Georgia: WSYL 1490:
OFF Nov. 1st, loss of program source.

Belleville, Illinois: WSDZ 1260:
Requests STA to operate with directional parameters at variance to license.

Taylorville, Illinois: WIHM 1410:
Requests STA 63 watts fulltime pending repair of daytime transmitter.

Lake Charles, Louisiana: KXZZ 1580:
Requests STA 250/250. Unable to achieve licensed 1,000 watts power, unknown reason.

St. Louis, Michigan: WMLM 1520:
Correct coordinates to 43-21-08/84-36-20. Yes, there is a St. Louis in Michigan.

Hattiesburg, Mississippi: WORV 1580:
OFF Dec. 11th, 2018. Owner died & nobody had authority to pay the power bill.

Neosho, Missouri: KBTN 1420:
Requests STA 100/100 DA-N; lightning damage to transmitter.

Holdrege, Nebraska: KUVR 1380:
Granted STA 25/25 ND, 40-26-17/99-22-18; short whip at studio, pending construction of permanent site. Lost lease.

Scottsbluff, Nebraska: KOLT 1320:
OFF Nov. 1st for financial reasons.

Moriarty, New Mexico: KEMR 1080:
Granted move from 1090 at Milan.
400 ND-D, 35-00-33/105-54-59 on new frequency.
Amendment from 1kw & to change site.

Wagoner, Oklahoma: KXTD 1530:
Granted STA for unspecified power less than 25% of authorized & a non-directional antenna.
Tornado blew a 14-foot trampolene into the guy wires of the other tower, snapping off the top half.
Seriously.

Corry, Pennsylvania: WWCB 1370:
Granted 1,000/14 ND. Nighttime directional antenna damaged by storm; not economically viable to replace.

North Myrtle Beach: WNMB 900:
OFF Oct. 19th, STA expired.

Salt Lake City, Utah: KNIT 1320:
Granted power reduction to 730/730 ND, 40-39-57/111-54-26.

Clinchco, Virginia: WDIC 1430:
OFF Oct. 31st, lightning.

Durand, Wisconsin: WRDN 1430:
Correct coordinates to 44-34-53/91-54-45.

Laramie, Wyoming: KOWB 1290:
Requests STA for 1000/1000 pending replacement of transmitter. 5kw rig destroyed by burst water pipe.

Friday, November 01, 2019

Last week's FCC items

Fairbanks, Alaska: KCBF 820:
Granted STA to share on KFAR-660 tower, 10,000/10,000 ND, 64-48-29/147-29-34. KCBF site damaged & no longer available.
Piedmont, California: KSFN 1510:
OFF Sept. 30th pending repairs to station's roof.
San Jose, California: KSJX 1500:
Requests STA for 5,000 DA-D using nighttime towers, due to control cable failure.
Lake Wales, Florida: WIPC 1280:
Power reduced to 1,000/150 ND, 27-55-30/81-36-16; eliminate separate daytime site.
Woodbine, Georgia: WCGA 1100:
OFF Sept. 12th. LNB (on satellite dish) failed & internet modem damaged by weather.
Agana, Guam: KUSG 1350 & KVOG 1530:
Both stations OFF Oct. 18th pending Army Corps of Engineers approval of new site.
Decatur, Indiana: WJZI 1540:
Granted STA for 150-foot long wire 10 feet high between two poles, with no more than 62.5 watts.
Quincy, Massachusetts: WMEX 1510:
Power reduced to 10,000/100 ND, 42-16-25/71-02-30; city changed from Boston.
Walled Lake, Michigan: WPON 1460:
Granted power reduction to 670/580 DA-2, 42-32-39/83-33-36.
Anaconda, Montana: KANA 580:
OFF Oct. 1st, lost site lease but hopes to renew at same site.
Holdrege, Nebraska: KUVR 1380:
Requests STA 25/25 ND, 40-26-17/99-22-18; temporary whip antenna atop studio building. Lost lease for licensed site.
Brockport, New York: WRSB 1600:
Requests frequency change from 1590, 300/5 ND, 43-11-44/77-57-05.
Donelson, Tennessee: WCRT 1160:
Granted STA 13,000/1,000 DA-N due to failure of daytime 50,000-watt transmitter.
Mabank, Texas: KTXV 890:
OFF Oct. 11th, copper theft.
Seattle, Washington: KKOL 1300:
OFF Sept. 27th. Station sold & new owners awaiting equipment replacement.
Oak Hill, West Virginia: WOAY 860:
OFF Oct. 1st, TV repack construction on station tower.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Last week's FCC & CRTC AM items

Middleton, Nova Scotia: CKAD 1350:
Granted permission to drop nighttime directional antenna and reduce night power from 1,000 watts to 400.


Brampton, Ontario: CIRF 1350:
Granted site change to 43-41-50/79-44-06 which seems to be a warehouse just off the 410 freeway.


Plano, Texas: 620:
University Park, Texas: 1440:
Call letters swapped. 620 from KEXB to KTNO; 1440 from KTNO to KEXB.


Saturday, October 12, 2019

Last week's FCC AM items

Surprisingly, no AM stations changed call letters last week.

Fountain, Colorado: KCEG 780 & KJME 890:
Request STA to activate authorized new site, adjacent to a golf course in southeast Colorado Springs, with a temporary non-directional antenna pending completion of the permanent system. 500/37 ND on 780; 1,000/11 ND on 890; both at 38-49-08N/104-46-32W.


Jacksonville, Florida: WQOP 1460:
Granted STA for reduced daytime power of 5,000 watts pending transmitter repairs.


Orleans, Massachusetts: WFPB 1170:
Granted STA 25 watts non-directional daytime, from a temporary whip antenna at a residence. Lost licensed site.


Springfield, Massachusetts: WHLL 1450:
Correct coordinates to 42-06-33N/72-36-40W.


Lexington, Missouri: KLEX 1570:
OFF Sept. 8th, lightning damage to transmitter & antenna.


Anaconda, Montana: KANA 580:
OFF Oct. 1st. Lease expired, although licensee expects to renew at same site.


King of Prussia, Pennsylvania: WFYL 1180:
Requests STA 300 watts non-directional daytime only, 40-09-27/75-24-13. Lost lease. Temporary whip antenna on roof of firehouse.


Benton, Tennessee: WBIN 1540:
OFF Sept. 19th, lost site. Station to be sold.


Madison, Tennessee: WPLN 1430:
Requests STA 5,000/250 ND. Transmitter & antenna phasor damaged by lightning. (I didn't notice as I always listen to this station via WPLN-FM HD2.....)


Bellaire, Texas: KGOW 1560:
Granted STA 15,000 ND daytime, 29-54-05/95-48-15. To use nighttime antenna system during the day, due to flooding at separate daytime site. Application doesn't say so but I believe nighttime operation is unaffected.


Manassas, Virginia: WKDV 1460:
Requests power reduction to 125/63.3 ND; to remove four towers & go non-directional. Application says 1480KHz but that's a typo, information elsewhere in the application confirms WKDV is remaining on 1460.


Pacific, Washington: KZIZ 1560:
Requests site change to 47-18-00/122-11-17 & power reduction to 3,000/430 DA-N.


Thursday, October 03, 2019

FCC AM items late September & early October

Phoenix, Arizona: KASA 1540:
Granted STA for power to be determined & 100-foot end-fed antenna at existing site. Lost most of site. Power will be adjusted to meet protection requirements of previous directional antenna.


Coral Gables, Florida: WQOS 1080:
Calls changed from WKAT to WOCN; then, ten days later, changed again to WQOS.


Leesburg, Florida: WLBE 790:
Granted STA for 250 watts non-directional at night, due to equipment failure. Daytime facilities not affected.


Miami, Florida: WKAT 1450:
Calls changed from WOCN.


Orlovista, Florida: WRSO 810:
Granted power reduction to 2,000/21, directional daytime only, 28-34-12/81-26-00.


Atlanta, Georgia: WYZE 1480:
Granted STA for ten watts to a 3.6m (12-foot) whip antenna w/loading coil, 33-42-16/84-22-40. Site is a church at Sawtell Ave. & Jonesboro Rd.. Lost access to licensed site.


Madison, Georgia: WYTH 1250:
OFF Sept. 6th. Station has been sold, and equipment upgrades are necessary to comply with FCC regulations.


Boise, Idaho: KFXD 630:
Granted STA for "Enhanced AMC" modulation. See previous story for details.


Elmhurst, Illinois: WCKG 1530:
OFF Aug. 20th. Road construction damaged ground system. Transmitter is located at junction of I-88 and the Tri-State Tollway.


Waukon, Iowa: KMRV 1160:
Granted STA for 250 watts to a 1/2 wave dipole at the KNEI-FM tower, 43-18-28/91-27-18. Lost site.


South Paris, Maine: WPNO 1450:
Calls changed from WOXO.


Baltimore, Maryland: WBMD 750:
Granted site change to 39-18-42/76-29-29, 800 watts non-directional daytime only. Lost site; will share antenna of co-owned WFSI-860.


Quitman, Mississippi: WQMS 1500:
OFF July 12th, lost site. Operated briefly from temporary long-wire antenna.


Valdese, North Carolina: WSVM 1490:
Granted site change to 35-44-45/81-35-39.


Lajas, Puerto Rico: WBSG 1510:
Granted STA 500 watts non-directional, 18-02-11/67-04-58 due to lingering hurricane damage.


Aberdeen, South Dakota: KKAA 1560:
OFF Sept. 18th for financial reasons.


Huron, South Dakota: KOKK 1210:
Granted STA for antenna parameters out of tolerance, probably due to high water levels.


Yankton, South Dakota: WNAX 570:
Granted STA for 1,250 watts non-directional at night due to flood damage.


Benton, Tennessee: WBIN 1540:
OFF Sept. 19th, lost site.


Dayton, Tennessee: WALI 1280:
Calls changed from WRHA.


Bellaire, Texas: KGOW 1560:
OFF Sept. 18th, daytime transmitter site flooded by storm Imelda.


Boerne, Texas: KBRN 1500:
Granted STA for 225 watts to slant-wire antenna at K280GR translator site, 29-50-26/98-49-32.


Galveston, Texas: KGBC 1540:
Requests STA for 1,000/65 ND, 29-18-55/94-48-19. Two towers had to be dismantled due to rust.


Mt. Jackson, Virginia: WAMM 790:
Calls changed from WSVG.


Woodstock, Virginia: WSVG 1230:
Calls changed from WAMM.


Rawlins, Wyoming: KRAL 1240:
OFF Sept. 25th, weather-related antenna damage.


Saturday, September 14, 2019

FCC AM items early September

FM items are now showing up in a different place in the FCC database -- AM items aren't there yet -- so I've been missing the AM updates.. Here they are:

Phoenix, Arizona: KASA 1540:
Requests STA for unspecified reduced power to a 100-foot wire antenna 25 feet high, located adjacent to the licensed site. Licensed site has been sold.


Santa Barbara, California: KCLU 1340:
Requests power increase to 740 watts day/700 watts night.
Jacksonville, Florida: WZAZ 1400:
OFF, transmitter returned to manufacturer for repairs.
Pinellas Park, Florida: WHBO 1040:
Granted STA for 400 watts non-directional, daytime only to 220-foot wire antenna at 28-00-43/82-29-52. Unable to make authorized new antenna system operate properly; seeking a different site.
Atlanta, Georgia: WYZE 1480:
Requests STA for 10 watts non-directional at 33-42-16/84-22-40. Lost access to licensed site.
Calhoun, Georgia: WEBS 1030:
OFF, in foreclosure.
Douglasville, Georgia: WXJO 1120:
OFF, programming agreement terminated.
Toccoa, Georgia: WNEG 630:
Requests STA for reduced power of 2,500 watts (daytime only) due to suspected insulator problems.
Boise, Idaho: KFXD 630:
Requests STA to test "Enhanced AMC" technology, daytime only for one week beginning tomorrow. (Sept. 15th) Mode would involve up to 150% of authorized carrier power at very low modulation levels, and positive modulation levels up to 150%.
Pocatello, Idaho: KHLY 1440:
Calls changed from KPTO.
Presque Isle, Maine: WEGP 1390:
OFF, fire damage.
Orleans, Massachusetts: WFPB 1170:
Granted STA for 25 watts non-directional (presume daytime only) at a residence in South Orleans, pending approval of permanent new site elsewhere.
Worcester, Massachusetts: WCRN 830:
Requests STA to use nighttime facilities during the day. Lightning damage to pattern controller.
Battle Creek, Michigan: WFAT 930:
Calls changed from WTOU.
Portage, Michigan: WTOU 1560:
Calls changed from WNWN.
Clarksdale, Mississippi: WROX 1450:
OFF, tower struck by lightning.
Great Falls, Montana: KEIN 1310:
OFF, station in receivership.
Pineville, North Carolina: WGIV 1370:
Requests power reduction to 5,000 watts daytime/67 watts night, non-directional at 35-13-04/80-53-36.
Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania: WHYF 720:
Requests site change to 40-03-51/77-03-34.
Boerne, Texas: KBRN 1500:
Requests STA for 225 watts (presumably non-directional daytime only) at K280GR translator site 29-50-26/98-49-32. Authorized site no longer financially viable.
Lumberton, Texas: KHTW 1300:
Calls changed from KLLS.
Norfolk, Virginia: WJOI 1230:
Granted STA for 157 watts day & night, non-directional.
Kirkland, Washington: KARR 1460:
Requests power reduction to 740 watts daytime, 19 watts night, non-directional at 47-41-47/122-09-51.

Friday, August 23, 2019

FCC AM items 23 Aug. 2019

Altamonte Springs, Florida: WDYZ 660:
Calls changed from WORL.
Orlando, Florida: WORL 950:
Calls changed from WDYZ.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

FCC AM items 22 August 2019

Marianna, Florida: WTYS 1340:
Granted use of shorter tower (damaged by Hurricane Michael) and power increase from 540 watts to 780 to compensate.
St. Louis, Missouri: WEW 770:
Refiled (and granted) power increase to 10,000/200 DA-2, 38-38-33/90-01-50.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

FCC AM items 21 Aug. 2019

Milton, Florida: WTKE 1490:
OFF August 19th, loss of program source.
Hilo, Hawaii: KHLO 850:
Granted STA to operate at reduced power of 1.7kw due to transmitter problems.
Milan, New Mexico: KEMR 1090:
OFF Aug. 20th pending move to Moriarty.
Dayton, Ohio: WING 1410:
Granted STA to operate 1.25kw non-directional day & night due to lightning damage.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

FCC AM items 20 Aug. 2019

Hesperia, California: KMPS 910:
OFF Aug. 16th; sold.
Las Vegas, Nevada: KDWN 720:
Requests site change to 36-16-04/115-02-42 and power reduction to 25,000/7,500 DA-N. To move 23km northwest and diplex into the KXST-1140 antenna system. KDWN mentions encroaching residential development as one reason for the change.

Friday, August 16, 2019

FCC AM items 16 Aug. 2019

Santa Barbara, California: KOSJ 1490:
Requests permission to reduce tower height from 59 meters (approximately 200 feet) to 39 meters. (approximately 130 feet) Will reduce nighttime power from 1,000 watts to 940.
Great Falls, Montana: KEIN 1310:
OFF July 23rd. Station is in bankruptcy. Expects to return to air once application to sell is approved.
Dayton, Ohio: WING 1410:
Requests STA for 1,250/1,250 ND. Antenna system damaged by lightning. Will not operate at full power in daytime mode, and will not operate at all in nighttime mode.
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania: WLIN 1380:
Calls changed from WCBG.
Greenville, South Carolina: WESC 660:
Calls changed (back) from WLFJ.
Clarksville, Tennessee: WWNZ 1400:
Calls changed from WVWB.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

FCC AM items 14 Aug. 2019

Orlando, Florida: WDYZ 950:
Calls changed from WTLN.
Orlando, Florida: WTLN 990:
Calls changed from WDYZ.
Hilo, Hawaii: KHLO 850:
Requests STA for reduced power of 1.7kw pending transmitter repairs.
Fort Wayne, Indiana: WIOE 1450:
Calls changed from WLYV.
Gary, Indiana: WLTH 1370:
Granted nighttime power reduction to 9 watts non-directional, 41-34-17/87-19-02. To abandon former 500-watt nighttime directional antenna and use daytime non-directional antenna 24 hours.
Lebanon, Pennsylvania: WLBR 1270:
Granted STA for 50% power pending transmitter repairs.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: WNTP 990:
Granted STA to operate 10kw night facility during the day pending antenna repairs.
Mount Jackson, Virginia: WSVG 790:
Granted STA for 50% power pending transmitter repairs.

Thursday, August 08, 2019

FCC AM items 8 Aug 2019

Brantley, Alabama: WEZZ 920:
OFF July 30th, capacitor failed in antenna tuning unit.
Wasco, California: KERN 1180:
Granted previously-requested application for STA to use night pattern/power during the day due to switching failure.
Niles, Ohio: WYCL 1540:
OFF July 18th, audio driver module failed.

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

FCC AM items 7 Aug. 2019

Evergreen, Alabama: WNWF 1470:
Granted correction of coordinates to 31-06-35/87-03-36.
Sullivan, Missouri: KTUI 1560:
Granted 25 watts night power. (was daytime only).
Lebanon, Pennsylvania: WLBR 1270:
Requests STA for 50% power due to transmitter damage. Doesn't say whether they mean half of daytime power (5,000 watts); half of nighttime power (1,000 watts); or both.

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

FCC AM items 6 August 2019

Buffalo, New York: WBBF 1120:
OFF July 16th, transmitter problems.
Carolina Beach, N. Carolina: WLTT 1180:
OFF Aug. 1st, water damage to transmitter.
Hermiston, Oregon: KOHU 1360:
Granted STA to use night facilities during the day pending repairs to switching circuits.

Saturday, August 03, 2019

IFT AM items (Mexico)

The Mexican government has cancelled the licenses of 21 FM stations and eight AM stations for failing to pay renewal fees. (an article from El Economista, in Spanish) The AM stations:

  • XEZOL-860 Cd. Juárez, Chih.
  • XEFV-1000 Cd. Juárez, Chih.
  • XEWR-1110 Cd. Juárez, Chih.
  • XEF-1420 Cd. Juárez, Chih.
  • XEJPV-1560 Cd. Juárez, Chih.
  • XEDA-1290 Cd. México, CDMX
  • XEMN-600 Monterrey, N.L.
  • XEH-1420 Monterrey, N.L.
  • Friday, August 02, 2019

    FCC AM items 2 Aug 2019

    Wasco, California: KERN 1180:
    Requests STA to use 10kw night pattern during the day. Day/night switching mechanism failed.
    Corry, Pennsylvania: WWCB 1370:
    Requests nighttime power reduction from 500 watts directional to 14 watts non-directional.
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: WNTP 990:
    Requests STA to use 10kw night pattern during the day. Day/night switching mechanism failed.
    Jacksonville, Texas: KEBE 1400:
    OFF July 1st, economic reasons.

    Thursday, August 01, 2019

    FCC AM items 1 Aug. 2019

    Gainesville, Florida: WAJD 1390:
    Issued Notice of Violation. Commission believes station was using 5kw day power at night, vs. authorized 51 watts.
    Rusk, Texas: KTLU 1580:
    OFF July 1st, economic reasons.

    Wednesday, July 31, 2019

    FCC AM items 31 July 2019

    McKeesport, Pennsylvania: WGBN 1360:
    Granted STA for non-directional operation at 25% power.

    Monday, July 29, 2019

    FCC AM items 29 July 2019

    Rome, Georgia: WGJK 1360:
    Requests 1,000/47 ND, 34-16-09/85-10-59.
    Gardiner, Maine: WJYE 1280:
    Granted STA for 1kw pending repair of transmitter modules & antenna system. See last Friday.
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    Friday, July 26, 2019

    FCC AM items 26 July 2019

    New Orleans, Louisiana: WYLD 940:
    Granted STA; see yesterday's report.
    Gardiner, Maine: WJYE 1280:
    Requests STA for 1kw pending repair of transmitter modules & antenna system.

    Wednesday, July 24, 2019

    FCC AM items 24 July 2019

    Hialeah, Florida: WACC 830:
    Requests STA 250/250 ND; antenna damaged by lightning.
    Marianna, Florida: WTYS 1340:
    Granted STA to operate at reduced power of 500 watts to a shorter antenna. Much of the tower was lost in Hurricane Michael last October. See this item.
    Shenandoah, Iowa: KYFR 920:
    Requests STA 2,500/2,500 ND; half power due to transmitter failure.
    New Orleans, Louisiana: WYLD 940:
    Requests STA for 25% daytime power (2,500 watts) due to antenna system failure. Nighttime operation not affected.
    Provo, Utah: KSRR 1400:
    OFF June 10th, lost lease.

    Tuesday, July 23, 2019

    FCC AM items 23 July 2019

    Norwalk, Connecticut: WNLK 1350:
    OFF June 24th, lost programming source.
    Baltimore, Maryland: WBMD 750:
    Requests move to 39-18-42/76-29-29, 800 watts non-directional daytime only.
    Will use tower of co-owned WFSI-860.
    Moriarty, New Mexico: KEMR 1080:
    Requests power reduction to 400 watts daytime only, 35-00-33/105-54-49.
    Remsen, New York: WRCK 1480:
    OFF June 30th pending security updates & circuit board replacement.

    Friday, July 19, 2019

    FCC AM items 19 July 2019

    Kenai, Alaska: KABN 980:
    Calls changed from KPEN.
    Orlovista, Florida: WRSO 810:
    Requests power reduction to 2,000/21 DA-D, 28-34-12/81-26-00.
    Carrollton, Missouri: KROL 1430:
    Calls changed from KAOL.

    Thursday, July 18, 2019

    FCC AM item 18 July 2019

    Marianna, Florida: WTYS 1340:
    Requests STA to operate at reduced power of 500 watts to a shorter antenna. Much of the tower was lost in Hurricane Michael last October.

    Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    FCC AM items 16 July 2019

    Commerce, Georgia: WJJC 1270:
    Requests STA for reduced daytime power of 1kw pending completion of flood repairs.
    Cape Girardeau, Missouri: KGIR 1220:
    OFF June 17th. Transmitter flooded & unable to reach site to evaluate.
    Salem, Ohio: WRQX 600:
    Granted STA for reduced power of 250 watts daytime due to transmitter problems.
    Greenville, South Carolina: WLFJ 660:
    Requests STA for reduced power due to antenna issues. Power not specified but suspect 10kw.
    El Paso, Texas: KROD 600:
    Granted STA to operate non-directional at 25% power at night. Storm damaged antenna system.

    Friday, July 12, 2019

    FCC AM actions 12 July 2019

    Sandwich, Illinois: WKBM 930:
    Granted STA; see July 10th.
    Quitman, Mississippi: WQMS 1500:
    Granted STA; see July 11th.
    Watervliet, New York: WABY 900:
    OFF June 26th, not financially self-sufficient. See co-owned WPTR 1240 Schenectady on May 13th.
    Marietta, Ohio: WLTP 910:
    Granted move of nighttime facility to day site with 13 watts. Lost lease on night site in north Parkersburg, W. Va.

    Thursday, July 11, 2019

    FCC AM actions 11 July 2019

    Quitman, Mississippi: WQMS 1500:
    Requests STA for quarter-wave end-fed emergency antenna 16 feet high at 32-02-23/88-43-49. (narrow open field between Railroad Ave. and the railroad itself, next to the Clarke County Chamber of Commerce)
    100 watts or less, daytime only.
    Lost licensed site.

    Wednesday, July 10, 2019

    FCC AM items 10 July 2019

    Sandwich, Illinois: WKBM 930:
    Requests STA 2,500/730 DA-1. Controller failure makes it impossible to switch to night pattern.

    Tuesday, July 09, 2019

    FCC AM items 9 July 2019

    Mount Pleasant, Tennessee: WXRQ 1460:
    OFF July 1st. Owner of rented transmitter site died; station lost access.
    Amarillo, Texas: KPUR 1440:
    Requests reduction of daytime power from 5,000 watts to 1,000 watts.
    Dumfries, Virginia: WPWC 1480:
    Granted STA for 1,250 watts after two towers collapsed.

    Monday, July 08, 2019

    FCC AM items 8 July 2019

    Opp, Alabama: WAMI 880:
    OFF July 4th, lightning damage.
    Carthage, Illinois: WCAZ 1510:
    Requests power reduction to 335 watts, daytime only, and site relocation to 40-24-31/91-10-12
    To move from Macomb, Illinois.
    WCAZ call letters were previously on a different station in Carthage, on 990.
    Warren, Ohio: WHTX 1570:
    Requests power reduction to 370 watts daytime/170 watts night, non-directional, and site relocation to 41-12-22/80-50-29.
    Jasper, Texas: KCOX 1350:
    OFF July 1st, staffing issues.

    Friday, July 05, 2019

    FCC AM items 5 July 2019

    Eatonville, Florida: WIWA 1270:
    Requests STA 5,000/1,250 ND. Main transmitter not working, and station is unable to switch patterns.
    Chubbuck, Idaho: KPCQ 1490:
    OFF June 17th. Tower collapsed when construction gear clipped a guy wire. KPCQ was already planning to move to a new site; it will return to the air from that site.

    CRTC (Canada) AM item 4 July 2019

    The FCC hasn't seen any AM actions this week. (there's been plenty of TV work!) Canada celebrated their national day on Monday -- and was back at work on the 4th. There's one AM action north of the border:

    Marystown, Newfoundland: CHCM 740:
    CHCM granted move to 88.3 FM.


    (Yes, the official name of the province is "Newfoundland and Labrador". However, CHCM is located on the main island so I'm going to call it simply Newfoundland.)

    Wednesday, June 26, 2019

    FCC AM items 26 June 2019

    Agana, Guam: KGUM 567:
    Granted correction of coordinates to 13-23-28N/144-45-42E.
    Chubbuck, Idaho: KPCQ 1490:
    Requests power reduction to 750/1,000 ND, 42-56-43/112-24-57.
    Fenton, Michigan: WCXI 1160:
    Granted STA for 25% power from under-construction new site. Transmitter failure at old site.
    Carrollton, Missouri: KAOL 1430:
    OFF May 31st due to flooding.
    Mineola, New York: WTHE 1520:
    Granted site change to 40-41-06/73-36-36; to use existing WHLI-1100 tower.
    Caguas, Puerto Rico: WVJP 1110:
    Requests STA for slightly shorter tower, after original tower was destroyed by Hurricane Maria. Will eventually license this tower as permanent.
    STA granted.
    Sheridan, Wyoming: KROE 930:
    Application for new auxiliary transmitter, 500/135 ND, 44-46-15/106-55-39.

    Tuesday, June 25, 2019

    FCC AM items 25 June 2019

    New Orleans, Louisiana: WODT 1280:
    Granted STA 5,000/1,250 ND pending repairs to directional antenna.
    Elko, Nevada: KELK 1240:
    Requests site change to 40-51-56/115-43-10.
    Corning, New York: WCBA 1350:
    OFF June 21st for financial reasons.
    Canyon, Texas: KNSH 1550:
    OFF June 12th, transmitter failure.
    Newport, Vermont: WIKE 1490:
    Request to correct coordinates to 44-56-20N/72-13-20W.

    Sunday, June 23, 2019

    FCC callsign changes in the last week

    LocationFrequencyNew callsOld calls
    Orlando, Florida1140WURBWURF
    Covington, Georgia1430WYKGWGFS
    Dayton, Tennessee1280WRHAWDNT
    Spring City, Tennessee970WDNTWRHA

    Saturday, June 22, 2019

    FCC (and IFT) AM items 21 June 2019

    Pine Island Center, Florida: WAXA 1200:
    Granted permission to reduce power to 750/750 DA-1, using night facility at reduced power and all hours.
    Honolulu, Hawaii: KWAI 1080:
    Granted STA for 200/200 ND pending transmitter replacement.
    Lawrence, Massachusetts: WLLH 1400:

    This is a unique station. Licensed to Lowell, it is authorized for 1kw transmitters on the same frequency there and in Lawrence.

    WLLH proposes to dismantle the Lowell transmitter, operating only the existing Lawrence site. That move will not provide adequate signal across Lowell, so they propose to change the principal community ("city-of-license") to Lawrence.


    Juan Aldama, Zacatecas: XEJAGC 720:
    2,000 ND-D (daytime only), 24-13-30/103-22-16.

    Thursday, June 20, 2019

    FCC AM items 20 June 2019

    Leesburg, Florida: WLBE 790:
    OFF June 19th, financial difficulties.
    Marianna, Florida: WTYS 1340:
    Requests power reduction to 780/780 ND, 30-45-48/85-13-52.
    Honolulu, Hawaii: KSSK 590, KHVH 830, and KIKI 990:
    Request STAs for 1,000/1,000 ND.
    KSSK: 21-18-51/157-52-14, 116m end-fed long-wire between two light poles, located on Pier 19 south of Nimitz Highway.
    KHVH & KIKI: 21-18-35/157-53-17, 78m end-fed long wire between two light poles, located at the Sand Island Wastewater Treatment Plant.

    All three STAs have been granted.

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    FCC AM items 19 June 2019

    Gary, Indiana: WLTH 1370:
    Requests deletion of 500-watt directional night site & to use 9 watts to the daytime antenna at night. Conversion from 1,000/500 DA-N to 1,000/9 ND.

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    FCC AM items 18 June 2019

    Pocatello, Idaho: KPTO 1440:
    OFF May 17th pending authorized move to Hailey, Idaho.
    St. Louis, Missouri: WEW 770:
    Requests reinstatement of expired permit to increase power to 10,000/200 DA-2, 38-38-33/90-01-50.

    Monday, June 17, 2019

    FCC AM items 17 June 2019

    Escondido, California: KFSD 1450:
    OFF June 1st, financial losses.
    Springfield, Missouri: KSGF 1260:
    Granted STA 5,000/1,000 ND; to operate non-directional at night with reduced power pending repairs to antenna system.
    Reading, Pennsylvania: WEEU 830:
    Granted STA for 1,500 ND at night; storms damaged antenna system.
    San Antonio, Texas: KAHL 1310:
    OFF June 2nd, intermittent transmitter failure.
    Claremont, Virginia: WRJR 670:
    Granted STA for reduced power of 2,900 watts pending repairs after fire.

    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    FCC items 13 June 2019

    Upper Grand Lagoon, Florida: WLTG 1430:
    Requests power reduction to 125/100 ND, 30-10-44/85-46-55 (WPCF-1290 site); principal community from Panama City.

    FCC items 12 June 2019

    Hamden, Connecticut: WQUN 1220:
    OFF May 31st, financial considerations.
    Madill, Oklahoma: KMAD 1550:
    OFF June 10th, lightning damage.
    Anderson, South Carolina: WANS 1280:
    OFF May 25th, "catastrophic" transmitter failure.

    Tuesday, June 11, 2019

    FCC AM items 11 June 2019

    Golden, Colorado: KKCL 1550:
    Granted STA for 200/100 ND, 39-43-59/105-14-12. Temporary 120-foot long wire antenna after site lease was terminated.
    Springfield, Missouri: KSGF 1260:
    Requests STA for 5,000/1,000 ND. Unable to switch to nighttime directional pattern.
    Chattanooga, Tennessee: WNOO 1260:
    Granted STA for 150 watts daytime only, temporary inverted-L antenna. City crew severed guy wire causing tower collapse.
    Durand, Wisconsin: WRDN 1430:
    Requests STA to correct tower coordinates to 44-34-53/91-54-45.
    Sheridan, Wyoming: KROE 930 & KWYO 1410:
    Requests STA for 500/135 (KROE) & 500/350 (KWYO) ND during tower maintenance.

    Monday, June 10, 2019

    FCC AM items 10 June 2019

    Rifle, Colorado: KRGS 690:
    Granted power increase to 2,300/16 ND & site change to 39-25-57/108-07-46.
    Quantico, Virginia: WURA 920:
    Granted STA for 1,750/243 ND pending replacement of collapsed towers.

    Sunday, June 09, 2019

    FCC AM items last week

    Raleigh, North Carolina: WPLW 570:
    Calls changed from WQDR.
    Franklin, Virginia: WJZU 1250:
    Calls changed from WLQM.
    Lynchburg, Virginia: WPLI 1390:
    Calls changed from WKPA.

    Saturday, June 01, 2019

    FCC AM items last week

    South Daytona, Florida: WPUL 1590:

    The FCC has ruled there is insufficient evidence to show WPUL had been off over a year.

    A competing applicant for an FM translator alleged the AM station had been off the air long enough that its license had expired as a matter of law. If that was the case, WPUL no longer existed to serve as the primary station for a translator -- and the translator permit could potentially go to the competitor.

    The Commission ruled there was insufficient evidence to back up the competitor's claims.


    Mechanicville, New York: WSSV 1160:
    Calls changed from WAIX.

    Friday, May 31, 2019

    FCC AM items 31 May 2019

    Sierra Vista, Arizona: KTAN 1420:
    Requests STA; no information given.
    GRANTED
    Bridgeport, Connecticut: WICC 600:
    Requests STA for 25% power (250 watts daytime, 125 watts night) due to feed problem on tower #2.
    GRANTED
    Bozeman, Montana: KBOZ 1090:
    Requests STA for 580/580 ND. Station had been off nearly a year. When preparations were made to return, equipment wouldn't work at full power, nor switch to nighttime directional antenna.
    GRANTED
    Bozeman, Montana: KOBB 1230:
    Requests STA for 965/965 ND at the KOZB(FM) site, 45-39-26/110-48-22. Backhoe damaged AM tower.
    GRANTED
    Rawlins, Wyoming: KRAL 1240:
    Requests power reduction to 890/890 ND, 41-47-03/107-15-47 (KIQZ-FM site west of town)

    Thursday, May 30, 2019

    FCC AM items 30 May 2019

    Camden, Alabama: WCOX 1450:
    OFF May 29th, transmitter failure.
    Bridgeport, Connecticut: WICC 600:
    Requests STA for 25% power (250 watts daytime, 125 watts night) due to feed problem on tower #2.

    Wednesday, May 29, 2019

    FCC AM items 29 May 2019

    Sierra Vista, Arizona: KTAN 1420:
    Requests STA; no information given.
    Barstow, California: KIQQ 1310:
    Granted STA 420/11 ND, 34-54-52/117-01-03. See this application.
    Palm River, Florida: WRXB 1590:
    Requests daytime power increase and nighttime decrease to 9,800/160 ND, 27-56-52/82-23-47. To operate from WQBN-1300 site in southeast Tampa. Principal community to change from St. Petersburg Beach.
    Preston, Minnesota: KFIL 1060:
    Returned to the air at 50% power after lightning damage. See this application.
    West Fargo, North Dakota: KFNW 1200:
    Granted STA to operate with parameters at variance to license. See this application.
    Seattle, Washington: KLFE 1590:
    Requests STA to operate with parameters at variance to license pending completion of addition of KKOL-1300 to the antenna.

    Tuesday, May 28, 2019

    FCC & CRTC (Canada) AM items 28 May 2019

    Ventura, California: KVTA 1590:
    Requests STA to operate with parameters at variance to license. Installation of FM translator antenna (K250BV-97.9) caused unexpected effects.
    Bozeman, Montana: KBOZ 1090:
    Requests STA for 580/580 ND. Station had been off nearly a year. When preparations were made to return, equipment wouldn't work at full power, nor switch to nighttime directional antenna.
    Bozeman, Montana: KOBB 1230:
    Requests STA for 965/965 ND at the KOZB(FM) site, 45-39-26/110-48-22. Backhoe damaged AM tower.
    West Fargo, North Dakota: KFNW 1200:
    Requests STA to operate with parameters at variance to license. Tower 3 phasor isn't working properly, which means daytime pattern may be out of tolerance. Nighttime facility is OK.
    Sydney, Nova Scotia: CJCB 1270:
    Granted nighttime power reduction to 1,350 watts (from 10,000) and to go non-directional.

    Saturday, May 25, 2019

    FCC AM items 25 May 2019

    Barstow, California: KIQQ 1310:
    Requests STA 420/11 ND, 34-54-52/117-01-03. Temporary facility, directional antenna not operational.
    Culver City, California: KWIF 1500:
    Requests power increase to 400/1,000 DA-2, 34-05-05/118-12-10. KFSG-FM site, Montecito Heights.
    Preston, Minnesota: KFIL 1060:
    Requests STA for unspecified reduced power due to lightning damage.

    Thursday, May 23, 2019

    FCC AM items 23 May 2019

    Chicago, Illinois: WBBM 780:
    Filed license-to-cover for the move to the WSCR-670 tower, 41-56-03/88-04-22, with 35,000/42,000 ND.
    Also holds permit for a 10kw backup facility at 4949 West Belmont, the old WXRT-93.1 site.
    Bowling Green, Kentucky: WKCT 930:
    Site changed to 37-02-01/86-26-25; 5,000/59 ND. Deletes nighttime directional array.
    Westminster, Maryland: WTTR 1470:
    Granted STA to operate outside the terms of the license pending removal of two towers no longer needed.
    Lowell, Massachusetts: WLLH 1400:
    This station holds a unique two-site license, for transmitters in Lawrence and Lowell. The Lowell transmitter is licensed as primary.
    The station has lost the lease on its Lowell site. It proposes to delete the site and operate Lawrence as the primary (and only) site.
    Roswell, New Mexico: KCKN 1020:
    Granted STA for 1,000/1,000 ND pending completion of repairs. Reading the narrative, I suspect they're actually operating 1,000/1,000 DA-2 with the same patterns used when at full 50,000/50,000 DA-2.
    Lynchburg, Virginia: WLLL 930:
    Granted STA for reduced power of 6kw. Electric utility not delivering enough power to the site.

    Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    FCC AM items 22 May 2019

    Holbrook, Arizona: KDJI 1270:
    OFF May 6th, power disconnected at transmitter site.
    Roswell, New Mexico: KCKN 1020:
    Requests STA for 1,000/1,000 ND pending completion of repairs. Reading the narrative, I suspect they're actually operating 1,000/1,000 DA-2 with the same patterns used when at full 50,000/50,000 DA-2.

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    FCC AM items 21 May 2019

    Muscle Shoals, Alabama: WLAY 1450:
    Tuscumbia, Alabama: WVNA 1590:
    OFF Apr. 1st pending construction of permanent facilities.
    Washington, D.C.: WQOF 1260:
    Callsign changed from WSPZ.
    Winnemucca, Nevada: KWXA 1400:
    Callsign changed from KWNA.
    Murray, Utah: KJJC 1230:
    Callsign changed from KEZF.
    Lynchburg, Virginia: WLLL 930:
    Requests STA for reduced power of 6kw. Electric utility not delivering enough power to the site.

    Monday, May 20, 2019

    FCC & IFT AM items 20 May 2019

    Along with FCC items, we have news from Mexico this week. IFT = Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones.

    Willcox, Arizona: KHIL 1250:
    OFF May 10th, transmitter failure.
    Westminster, Maryland: WTTR 1470:
    Requests STA to operate outside the terms of the license pending removal of two towers no longer needed.
    Zitácuaro, Michoacan: XELX 700:
    Granted site change to 19-26-18/100-20-49; 10kw non-directional daytime only.
    Mineola, New York: WTHE 1520:
    Requests site change to 40-41-06/73-36-36, the WKJY-FM STL tower in Hempstead. Critical hours power would be reduced to 278 watts; daytime power to remain 1kw.
    Spartanburg, South Carolina: WORD 950:
    Granted STA to operate with paramaters at variance to license. Antenna monitoring cables were vandalized, and the antenna monitor has been damaged by storms.
    Chattanooga, Tennessee: WNOO 1260:
    OFF May 16th, city public work crew severed guy wire causing tower collapse.
    Provo, Utah: KSRR 1400:
    Requests STA for 177-foot balloon-supported temporary wire antenna. Power not given but assume licensed 1kw.

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    FCC AM items 14 May 2019

    Fenton, Michigan: WCXI 1160:
    Granted power increase to 15,000/400 DA-2, 42-32-39/83-33-34; existing WPON-1460 site between Milford and Wixom.
    Preston, Minnesota: KFIL 1060:
    OFF April 11th, lightning damage.

    Monday, May 13, 2019

    FCC AM items 13 May 2019

    Schenectady, New York: WPTR 1240:
    OFF May 7th, not financially viable. Another station in this market held the WPTR calls for decades; it surrendered its license (for 1540) last year.
    Abilene, Texas: KYYW 1470:
    Granted STA for 75% power due to transmitter failure.

    Friday, May 10, 2019

    FCC AM items 10 May 2019

    Kodiak, Alaska: KVOK 560:
    OFF May 7th. U.S. Coast Guard has cancelled the KVOK lease & is dismantling the tower.
    Winnemucca, Nevada: KWNA 1400:
    Requests STA 250/250 ND, 40-54-53/117-48-42. Reason not given.

    Thursday, May 09, 2019

    FCC AM items 9 May 2019

    Snowflake, Arizona: NEW 1120:
    Application for new station dismissed.
    Would have been 50,000/400 DA-2.
    Fountain, Colorado: KCEG 780:
    Granted site change to 38-49-08/104-46-32 and power reduction to 1,800/250 DA-2.
    Marathon, Florida: WFFG 1300:
    OFF May 2nd. Utility power lost, generator ran out of fuel.
    Paradise, Nevada: NEW 1190:
    Application for new station dismissed.
    Would have been 50,000/500 DA-2.
    Winchester, Nevada: NEW 1190:
    Application for new station dismissed.
    Would have been 984/250 DA-1.
    Caguas, Puerto Rico: WNEL 1430:
    Granted permission to install a shorter antenna. (presumably because of Hurricane Maria)
    Plain City, Utah: NEW 1200:
    Application for new station dismissed.
    Would have been 10,000/250 DA-2.

    Wednesday, May 08, 2019

    FCC AM items 8 May 2019

    Fountain, Colorado: KCEG 780:
    Granted 1,800/250 DA-2, 38-49-08/104-46-32
    St. Petersburg Beach, Florida: WRXB 1590:
    OFF May 5th, financial difficulty.
    Marietta, Ohio: WLTP 910:
    Requests move of nighttime facility to day site with 13 watts. Lost lease on night site in north Parkersburg, W. Va.

    Tuesday, May 07, 2019

    FCC AM items 7 May 2019

    San Francisco, California: KIQI 1010:
    Granted STA, directional antenna at variance to license.
    Willimantic, Connecticut: WILI 1400:
    Granted major reduction in antenna height, from 122m (400') to 23m. (75')

    Saturday, May 04, 2019

    FCC call changes last week

    Medford, New York: 1440:
    WNYG changed to WLIM
    Patchogue, New York: 1580:
    WLIM changed to WNYG

    Friday, May 03, 2019

    FCC AM items 3 May 2019

    Flagstaff, Arizona: NEW-160467 690:
    Application for new station dismissed.
    Agana, Guam: KGUM 567:
    Application to correct tower coordinates to 13-23-28N/144-45-42E.
    Shelby, Montana: KSEN 1150:
    Granted STA for approximately 25% power at night due to pattern change controller failure.
    Hammonton, New Jersey: WGYM 1580:
    OFF Feb. 28th, equipment failure.
    Brandon, South Dakota: NEW-160976 690:
    Application for new station dismissed.
    Chamberlain, South Dakota: NEW-161312 690:
    Application for new station dismissed.

    Wednesday, May 01, 2019

    FCC AM items 1 May 2019

    Norco, Louisiana: WFNO 830:
    Granted STA to operate at night with 250 watts into the daytime antenna.
    Florence, New Jersey: WIFI 1460:
    Granted STA to operate with antenna parameters at variance to the license during installation of an FM translator antenna.

    Tuesday, April 30, 2019

    FCC AM items 30 April 2019

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: WNWR 1540:
    Granted site change to 40-00-05/75-12-36 & power reduction to 10,000/7 ND. (from 50,000/250 DA-2)
    Green Bay, Wisconsin: WTAQ 1360:
    Granted STA to operate with directional parameters not matching license. See last weekend.

    Monday, April 29, 2019

    FCC AM items 26-29 April 2019

    Commerce, Georgia: WJJC 1270:
    OFF April 19th, transmitter flooded.
    Norco, Louisiana: WFNO 830:
    Requests STA to operate at night with 250 watts into the daytime antenna.
    Green Bay, Wisconsin: WTAQ 1360:
    Requests STA to operate with directional parameters not matching the license. Thundersnow damaged the DA sampling system.

    Thursday, April 25, 2019

    FCC AM items 25 April 2019

    Marathon, Florida: WFFG 1300:
    Granted STA for reduced power of 300 watts. Sailboat mast knocked out power line to uninhabited island holding the WFFG transmitter. Station will operate from generator.
    New Port Richey, Florida: WPSO 1500:
    Issued Notice of Violation. Station was found operating at night, but is only authorized to operate during the day.
    Lynchburg, Virginia: WLLL 930:
    Issued Notice of Violation.
  • Could not demonstrate EAS equipment was operational.
  • No log of EAS operation.
  • No ability to process CAP (Internet-delivered) EAS messages.
  • Antenna Structure Registration Number not displayed at tower.
  • Tower lighting not working properly, and not reported to FAA.
  • Operating at 74% of authorized daytime power. (6,660 watts vs. authorized 9,000)
  • Operating at 533% of authorized nighttime power. (224 watts vs. authorized 42)

  • And, some FM items:
    Hallandale Beach, Florida: Pirate 98.5:
    Notice of Unlicensed Operation issued, Foster Road.
    Decatur, Georgia: Pirate 88.9:
    Notice of Unlicensed Operation issued, Snapfinger Woods Drive. "The Community's Voice".
    Metropolis, Illinois: WJLI 98.3:
    FCC proposes to revoke license for failing to pay $17,296.21 in regulatory fees in five years between 2007 and 2013.
    Coushatta, Louisiana: KSBH 94.9:
    FCC proposes to revoke license for failing to pay $11,386.77 in regulatory fees in six years between 2009 and 2017.
    Orange, Massachusetts: WJDF 97.3:
    License canceled. Failed to pay regulatory fees since 2014, and failed to respond to FCC inquiries.
    Worcester, Massachusetts: Pirate 103.5:
    Notice of Unlicensed Operation issued, Grafton Street. FAA complained of interference at Logan Airport.
    Waldo, Ohio: Pirate 88.1:
    Notice of Unlicensed Operation issued, Main St.

    Wednesday, April 24, 2019

    FCC AM items 24 April 2019

    Amherst, New York: WUFO 1080:
    Requests site change to 42-55-27/78-46-41; to share WECK-1230 tower.

    Tuesday, April 23, 2019

    FCC AM items 23 April 2019

    Vienna, Georgia: WKTF 1550:
    OFF April 15th pending provision of utility power.
    Orange, Massachusetts: WPVQ 700:
    Granted coordinate correction to 42-35-05/72-16-52.
    Mint Hill, North Carolina: WNOW 1030:
    OFF April 16th, lost studio site.
    Tryon, North Carolina: WWQT 1160:
    Granted STA 1,000 ND-D, unable to reach required monitoring point due to weather.

    Monday, April 22, 2019

    FCC AM items 22 April 2019

    Conway, S. Carolina: WRWM 1050:
    Granted STA for less than 90% daytime power (4,500 watts or less) due to power module failure.
    North Myrtle Beach, S. Carolina: WNMB 900:
    Granted STA for 50/50 ND, 33-50-05/78-47-03 with temporary 61m (200') longwire. Preparing to diplex on WJXY-1200 Atlantic Beach tower. See application.

    Saturday, April 20, 2019

    USA Expanded Band Scorecard

    In 1997, the FCC released an AM Expanded Band Allotment Plan. This plan provided for 88 stations in the 1610-1700KHz band. Stations in the Plan were given 90 days to file an application for a new station on their assigned expanded-band frequency, and five years to operate on both frequencies before surrendering either their regular-band frequency, or their expanded-band frequency.

    The five-year simulcast period was never enforced...

    Here's a list of the expanded-band allotments, and their disposition.

    Location

    Original-band station

    Original-band frequency

    X-band station

    X-band frequency

    Disposition

    Notes

    Atlanta, TX

    KALT

    900

    KALT

    1610

    X-band deleted


    Atmore, AL

    WGYJ

    1590

    WNRP

    1620

    Regular-band deleted

    X-band in Gulf Breeze, FL. Regular band missing from database.

    Auburn, CA

    KAHI

    950

    KSMH

    1620

    Both operating

    X-band in West Sacramento.

    87036/48341

    Blackfoot, ID

    KEII

    690

    KBLI

    1620

    X-band deleted


    South Bend, IN

    WHLY

    1580

    WDND

    1620

    X-band deleted


    Minot, ND

    KHRT

    1320

    -

    1620

    X-band permitted but not built


    Bellevue, NE

    KZOT

    1180

    KOZN

    1620

    Both operating

    87182/43237

    Toms River, NJ

    WJRZ

    1550

    -

    1620

    X-band permitted but not built


    Farmington, NM

    KENN

    1390

    KNNT

    1620

    X-band deleted


    Myrtle Beach, SC

    WKZQ

    1520

    WAZG

    1620

    Both deleted


    College Station, TX

    KZNE

    1150

    WTAW

    1620

    Both operating

    87145/7632

    Frederiksted, VI

    WRRA

    1290

    WDHP

    1620

    Regular-band deleted


    Renton, WA

    KRIZ

    1420

    KYIZ

    1620

    Both operating

    86941/35549

    Tucson, AZ

    KGMS

    940

    -

    1620

    X-band not applied for


    Clovis, CA

    KFPT

    790

    KOME

    1630

    X-band deleted


    Augusta, GA

    WCHZ

    1480

    WRDW

    1630

    Regular-band deleted


    Iowa City, IA

    KCJK

    1560

    KCJJ

    1630

    Regular-band deleted


    Fort Worth, TX

    KHVN

    970

    KKGM

    1630

    Both operating

    87147/63780

    Fox Farm, WY

    KSHY

    1530

    KRND

    1630

    Regular-band deleted


    Yuma, AZ

    KBLU

    560

    -

    1640

    X-band not applied for


    Vallejo, CA

    KDYA

    1190

    KDIA

    1640

    Both operating

    87108/54263

    Biloxi, MS

    WVMI

    570

    WTNI

    1640

    Regular-band deleted


    Mt. Airy, NC

    WSYD

    1300

    WLHJ

    1640

    X-band deleted


    Bismarck, ND

    KLXX

    1270

    -

    1640

    X-band not applied for


    Troy, NY

    WTRY

    980

    -

    1640

    X-band not applied for


    Enid, OK

    KCRC

    1390

    KZLS

    1640

    Both operating

    87168/10856

    Lake Oswego, OR

    KKSL

    1290

    KDZR

    1640

    Regular-band deleted


    Edinburg, TX

    KURV

    710

    -

    1640

    X-band not applied for


    Sandy, UT

    KTKK

    630

    KBJA

    1640

    Regular-band deleted


    Sussex, WI

    WAZI

    1370

    WSJP

    1640

    Regular-band deleted


    Fort Smith, AR

    KWHN

    1320

    KFSW

    1650

    Both operating


    Costa Mesa, CA

    KKGO

    540

    KFOX

    1650

    Regular-band deleted

    X-band in Torrance.

    Denver, CO

    KRKS

    990

    KBJD

    1650

    Both operating

    87151/58632

    Atlanta, GA

    WAOK

    1380

    WAZJ

    1650

    X-band deleted


    Cedar Falls, IA

    KCFI

    1250

    KCNZ

    1650

    Both operating

    87158/9726

    Phoenix, OR

    KTMT

    880

    -

    1650

    X-band not applied for


    El Paso, TX

    KHRO

    1150

    KSVE

    1650

    Both operating

    87165/51705

    Portsmouth, VA

    WPMH

    1010

    WHKT

    1650

    Both operating

    87170/10759

    Mobile, AL

    WNTM

    710

    -

    1660

    X-band not applied for


    Merced, CA

    KVVY

    1580

    KBRE

    1660

    Regular-band deleted


    Marco Island, FL

    WVOI

    1480

    WCNZ

    1660

    Both operating

    86909/13980

    Topeka, KS

    KYYS

    1250

    KWOD

    1660

    Both operating

    Both now in Kansas City, KS.

    87143/73938

    Kalamazoo, MI

    WKLZ

    1470

    WQLR

    1660

    Regular-band deleted


    Charlotte, NC

    WGIV

    1600

    WBCN

    1660

    Regular-band deleted


    West Fargo, ND

    KQJD

    1550

    KQWB

    1660

    Regular-band deleted


    Elizabeth, NJ

    WJDM

    1530

    WWRU

    1660

    Both operating

    X-band in Jersey City.

    87123/54563

    Salem, OR

    KZGD

    1390

    -

    1660

    X-band not applied for


    Camuy, PR

    WCHQ

    1360

    WGIT

    1660

    Regular-band deleted

    X-band in Canovanas.

    Waco, TX

    KQRL

    1580

    KRZI

    1660

    Regular-band deleted


    Brigham City, UT

    KSOS

    800

    KXOL

    1660

    Both deleted


    Moreno Valley, CA

    KHPI

    1530

    KHPY

    1670

    Regular-band deleted


    Redding, CA

    KAZT

    600

    KQMS

    600

    Regular-band deleted


    Fort Collins, CO

    KIIX

    1410

    -

    1670

    X-band not applied for


    Warner Robbins, GA

    WAXP

    1600

    WMGE

    1670

    Regular-band deleted

    X-band in Dry Branch.

    Salisbury, MD

    WTGM

    960

    WAWR

    1670

    X-band deleted.


    Neosho, MO

    KBTN

    1420

    -

    1670

    X-band not applied for


    Hobbs, NM

    KKEL

    1480

    -

    1670

    Regular-band deleted; X-band not applied for


    Madison, WI

    WLMV

    1480

    WOZN

    1670

    Both operating

    87154/41901

    Fresno, CA

    KXEX

    1550

    KGED

    1680

    Both operating

    87176/54960

    Grand Junction, CO

    KJOL

    620

    -

    1680

    X-band not applied for


    Winter Garden, FL

    WLAA

    1600

    WOKB

    1680

    Both operating

    87164/55006

    Junction City, KS

    KJCK

    1420

    -

    1680

    X-band not applied for


    Monroe, LA

    KMLB

    1440

    KRJO

    1680

    Regular-band deleted


    Muskegon, MI

    WMHG

    1600

    WPRR

    1680

    Regular-band deleted

    X-band in Ada.

    Fergus Falls, MN

    KBRF

    1250

    -

    1680

    X-band not applied for


    Princeton, NJ

    WHWH

    1350

    WTTM

    1680

    Both operating

    X-band in Lindenwold.

    87111/47426

    Jonesborough, TN

    WKTP

    1590

    -

    1680

    X-band not applied for


    El Paso, TX

    KQBU

    920

    -

    1680

    X-band not applied for


    Seattle, WA

    KLFE

    1590

    KNTS

    1680

    Both operating

    87153/12031

    Roseville, CA

    KLIB

    1110

    KFSG

    1690

    Both operating

    87177/57702

    Arvada, CO

    KADZ

    1550

    KDMT

    1690

    Regular-band deleted


    Adel, GA

    WBIT

    1470

    WMLB

    1690

    Regular-band deleted

    X-band in Avondale Estates.

    Estherville, IA

    KILR

    1070

    -

    1690

    X-band not applied for


    Johnston City, IL

    WDDD

    810

    WVON

    1690

    Regular-band deleted

    X-band in Berwyn.

    Lexington Park, MD

    WPTX

    920

    WPTX

    1690

    Regular-band deleted


    Houston, TX

    KLAT

    1010

    -

    1690

    X-band not applied for


    Charlotte Amalie, VI

    WUVI

    1090

    WIGT

    1690

    Both operating


    Huntsville, AL

    WHIY

    1600

    WEUP

    1700

    Both operating

    87141/28118

    Tucson, AZ

    KNST

    790

    -

    1700

    X-band not applied for


    Soledad, CA

    KMBX

    700

    -

    1700

    X-band not applied for


    Miami Springs, FL

    WNMA

    1210

    WJCC

    1700

    Both operating

    87169/61642

    Des Moines, IA

    KKSO

    1390

    KBGG

    1700

    Regular-band deleted


    Rochester, NH

    WPKX

    930

    -

    1700

    X-band not applied for


    Astoria, OR

    KAST

    1370

    KCHT

    1700

    X-band deleted


    Rapid City, SD

    KKLS

    920

    -

    1700

    X-band not applied for


    Brownsville, TX

    KQXX

    1600

    KVNS

    1700

    Regular-band deleted


    Denison, TX

    KZRA

    950

    KKLF

    1700

    Regular-band deleted

    X-band in Richardson.

    Harrisonburg, VA

    WSVA

    550

    WEZI

    1700

    X-band deleted




    Station #89 was added in 2015. WRCR-1300 convinced the FCC a fulltime station was required in Rockland County because of the presence of a nuclear power plant. Their regular-band station was deleted when their X-band facility on 1700 signed on. The FCC Public Notice can be accessed here.



    A few months later, as part of the “AM Improvement” project, the FCC proposed to require those stations which are still operating in both bands to surrender one of their two licenses. In the absence of an election, the Commission will delete the regular-band facility.