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.