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.