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.)