Monday, June 01, 2020

Friday, May 29, 2020

Little Rock, Arkansas: KTUV 1440:
OFF March 6th.  Transmitter failure.

Hamden, Connecticut: WATX 1220:
Calls changed from WQUN.

Leesburg, Florida: WLBE 790:
OFF April 27th.  Lightning damage.

Panama City, Florida: WDIZ 590:
OFF May 15th.  Had been operating on temporary facility since Hurricane Michael two years ago.

Murrayville, Georgia: WGTJ 1330:
Coordinates corrected to 34-22-12/83-56-54.

Tallapoosa, Georgia: WKNG 1060:
License to cover for 15,000 watts non-directional daytime only, 33-44-06/85-15-08.

Watseka, Illinois: WIBK 1360:
Requests unspecified Special Temporary Authority.

Waukegan, Illinois: WKRS 1220:
Granted Special Temporary Authority for 25% power non-directional, pending relocation of phasing equipment.

Fort Wayne, Indiana: WIOE 1450: 
Granted Special Temporary Authority to operate in digital-only mode.  Relayed in analog on W282CH-104.3.

Gulfport, Mississippi: WROA 1390:
Power reduced to 900 watts daytime, 35 watts night, non-directional; sharing on WGCM-1240 tower, 30-25-46/89-01-08.

Bozeman, Montana: KBOZ 1090:
OFF April 27th.  Financial difficulty.

Bozeman, Montana: KOBB 1230:
OFF May 25th.  Financial difficulty.

Sperry, Oklahoma: KMUS 1380:
OFF April 5th.  Transmitter failure.

Toledo, Oregon: KCUP 1230:
Slight change in coordinates to 44-37-52/123-56-40.

Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania: WEJS 1600:
OFF May 16th.  Station is bankrupt; negotiating sale.

Lansdale, Pennsylvania: WNPV 1440:
OFF May 1st.  Not financially sustainable; attempting to sell station.

Williamsport, Pennsylvania: WLYC 1050:
OFF May 16th.  Station is bankrupt; negotiating sale.

Marshall, Texas: KPRO 1410:
OFF May 27th.  Both towers destroyed in storm; one tower smashed the transmitter building roof, flooding the equipment inside.  Calls changed from KCUL.

Burlington, Vermont: WCAT 1390:
OFF April 1st.  Transmitter failure.

Middlebury, Vermont: WFAD 1490:
OFF March 27th.  Tower being replaced.

Spokane, Washington: KGA 1510:
Nighttime power reduced to 540 watts non-directional.

Waupaca, Wisconsin: WDUX 800:
OFF May 14th.  Recently sold; new owners updating facilities.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Recent FCC items

Five AM stations failed to file renewals on time.  If they get around to filing before June 1st it is likely they will be renewed, although possibly being fined.  It is not a coincidence that the expiring stations are in Mississippi and bordering states.  All stations in the same state expire on the same date, as do all stations in several bordering states.  

WORV-1580 has an application on file to transfer the license to a new owner.  



Cabot, Arkansas: KZTD 1350:
Expires June 1st.

San Jose, California: KLIV 1590:
Requests daytime power increase to 6,200 watts (remains 5,000 watts night), directional at night only.  Relocate 860m to the KVVN-1430 site.

Meriden, Connecticut: WBOM 1470:
Calls changed from WMMW.

Apopka, Florida: WNDO 1520:
Calls changed from WBZW.

Clayton, Georgia: WFSC 1050:
Requests power reduction to 250 watts daytime/180 watts night, 34-51-45/83-24-23.
Relocate from Franklin, South Carolina to the site of defunct WGHC-1400.
"Backfill" for move of WRBN-96.3 Clayton to 95.7 Toccoa.  FCC does not allow removal of a city's only station; WRBN was the only station licensed to Clayton.

Somonauk, Illinois: WSPY 1480:
Requests power reduction to 250 watts non-directional daytime only, 41-40-06/88-34-06; city from Geneva.  Site is between Plano and Sandwich and is near the WSPY-FM studios.

Monroe, Louisiana: KLIC 1230:
Expires June 1st.

Orleans, Massachusetts: WFPB 1170:
Requests 1,000 watts daytime-only non-directional, 41-46-44/70-00-28.  Move 260 meters, and use a "High-Efficiency Broadband Antenna" requiring no ground system and no more than 15m tall.

Gulfport, Mississippi: WGCM 1240:
Requests power reduction to 940 watts day & night non-directional, 30-25-46/89-01-08.

Hattiesburg, Mississippi: WORV 1580:
Expires June 1st.

Holly Springs, Mississippi: WKRA 1110:
Expires June 1st.

Meridian, Mississippi: WMOX 1010:
Expires June 1st.

Chester, Virginia: WJFN 820:
Calls changed from WNTW.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

FCC AM items

Mooresville, Alabama: WWTM 1390:
Granted move from 1400 Decatur, 310 watts non-directional daytime only, 34-41-18/86-49-12.

Mena, Arkansas: KENA 1450:
OFF Apr. 12th, lightning damage.

Meriden, Connecticut: WBOM 1470:
Calls changed from WMMW.

Fort Myers, Florida: WFSX 1240:
Granted correction of coordinates to 26-37-40/81-49-51.

South Daytona, Florida: WPUL 1590:
OFF Mar. 11th, arson.

Honolulu, Hawaii: KWAI 1080:
Granted correction of coordinates to 21-19-27/157-52-47.

Deerfield, Illinois: WEEF 1430: 
Requests night power increase from 750 watts to 1,020.

East Moline, Illinois: WDLM 960:
Wishes to drop one tower of two-tower directional array and reduce power to 520 watts daytime/15 watts night, non-directional.

Port Sulphur, Louisiana: KAGY 1510:
Requests power increase to 3,800 watts non-directional daytime.  Supercedes permit to move to new site -- will remain at existing site.

Butte, Montana: KXTL 1370:
OFF Mar. 24th, transmitter failure.

Niagara Falls, New York: WHLD 1270:
Granted Special Temporary Authority for 1,250 watts daytime/250 watts nighttime non-directional.  Antenna tuning box physically damaged making directional operation impossible.

Rocky Mount, North Carolina: WRMT 1490:
OFF Mar. 25th, "limited staff and program source"

Wendell, North Carolina: WETC 540:
Granted night power increase from 500 watts to 4,400.

Morristown, Tennessee: WMTN 1300:
Requests correction of coordinates to 36-12-25/83-19-59.

Prosser, Washington: KZXR 1310:
OFF Apr. 23rd, economic reasons/coronavirus.

Jackson, Wyoming: KSGT 1340:
OFF Mar. 16th, leaving site formerly shared with KJCV-1450.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

FCC AM changes

Palmdale, California: KUTY 1470:
Application to change site to 34-42-43/118-10-37, sharing a tower with KOSS-1380 Lancaster.  3,500/180 ND.

Deerfield, Illinois: WEEF 1430:
Application to increase nighttime power & change antenna pattern; 1,600/1,020 DA-2.

Longview, Texas: KFRO 1370:
Application to remove two towers and go non-directional at night, reducing night power to 100 watts.  Other two towers were damaged by vandals & it's not economical to replace them.

Friday, April 17, 2020

FCC AM changes

Brantley, Alabama: WXKD 920:
Calls changed from WEZZ.

Kenai, Alaska: KABN 960:
Requests power reduction to 1,000/1,000 ND, new site 60-34-02/151-07-57.  Site formerly used by deleted station KZXX-980.

Corona, California: KWRM 1370:
OFF April 14th, lost site.

Monterey, California: KIDD 630 & KNRY 1240:
Co-owned stations both off April 8th, lost revenue due to COVID-19.

Hartford, Connecticut: WPOP 1410:
Correct coordinates to 41-41-35/72-45-05.

Arcadia, Florida: WCXS 1480:
Calls changed from WFLN.

Honolulu, Hawaii: KHNR 690 & KGU 760:
Co-owned stations granted Special Temporary Authority to operate at half power.  To save on electric bill during revenue losses due to COVID-19.  Salem's four FM stations in Honolulu also have permission to operate at half power.

Terre Haute, Indiana: WPFR 1480:
OFF April 11th, equipment failure.

Gardiner, Maine: WHTP 1280:
Calls changed from WJYE.

Veazie, Maine: WHZP 1400:
Calls changed from WCYR.

Waseca, Minnesota: KFOW 1170:
Calls changed from KOWZ.

Meridian, Mississippi: WMOG 910:
Calls changed from WALT.

Kansas City, Missouri: KDMR 1190:
Requests power reduction to 3,700/160 ND and site change to 39-06-30/94-29-53.

Bozeman, Montana: KBOZ 1090:
Requests Special Temporary Authority to operate at 1,250/1,250 ND pending antenna repairs.

Bozeman, Montana: KOBB 1230:
Requests Special Temporary Authority to operate at 965/965 ND, temporary long-wire antenna at KOZB (FM) site, 45-39-26/110-48-22.  Tower destroyed by backhoe.

Las Vegas, Nevada: KRLV 920:
Calls changed from KBAD.

Las Vegas, Nevada: KKGK 1340:
Calls changed from KRLV.

Mineola, New York: WTHE 1530:
Requests frequency change from 1520 & power increase to 10,000 ND-D.  Will continue to share on the WHLI 1100 tower, 40-41-06/73-36-35.

Niagara Falls, New York: WEBR 1440:
Calls changed from WJJL.

Wanchese, North Carolina: WOBX 1530:
OFF April 1st, lost revenue due to COVID-19.

Astoria, Oregon: KKOR 1230:
Correct coordinates to 46-11-24/123-49-39.

Warren, Pennsylvania: WICU 1310:
Calls changed from WNAE.

Jamestown, Tennessee: WCLC 1260:
OFF March 12th, transmitter failure.

Tazewell, Virginia: WTZE 1470:
Requests Special Temporary Authority for reduced power of 1kw pending transmitter repairs.

Thursday, April 09, 2020

FCC AM actions

Niagara Falls, New York: WJJL 1440:
Requests site change to 43-04-52/79-00-58.
(Google Street View from September 2017 shows an AM station already here, but FCC records don't show any other AM sites within 2km)

FCC AM actions

Thousand Palms, California: KGAY 1270:
Requests, and granted, STA for unspecified reduced power pending transmitter repairs.


South Beloit, Illinois: WBEL 1380:
Requests, and granted, STA for 500 watts day & night non-directional pending modification to new transmitter to handle full power.


Friday, April 03, 2020

FCC AM changes

Prescott, Arkansas: KTPA 1370:
Requests STA to operate at half power (500 watts). Exhaust fan failure; transmitter would overheat if operated at full power.


New Orleans, Louisiana: WYLD 940:
Granted STA for 1,000 watts daytime; to operate at 10% power due to matching network failure. Night facility remains unchanged.


Baytown, Texas: KWWJ 1360:
Granted correction of coordinates to 29-46-29/95-00-55. Night power reduced to 800 watts. Tower heights were also wrong and interference to Mexico was predicted at original power of 1,000 watts.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

FCC AM items

Decatur, Arkansas: KFFK 1390:
Requests permission to reduce day power from 5kw to 800 watts; relocate transmitter to 36-24-41/94-27-03 (1st. Ave. SE, Gravette); and change city from Rogers. Same site as KREB-1190 below.


Gentry, Arkansas: KREB 1190:
Requests permission to reduce power from 5kw to 3kw; relocate transmitter to 36-24-41/94-27-03 (1st. Ave. SE, Gravette); and change city from Bentonville. Same site as KFFK-1390 above.


Creedmoor, North Carolina: WDRU 1030:
Requests STA to operate at reduced power of 18kw daytime only due to lightning damage.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

FCC AM items

Nome, Alaska: KICY 850:
Requests STA to operate at half power for financial reasons.


Mount Pleasant, Tennessee: WXRQ 1460:
Requests STA for 500/120 ND, 35-34-20/87-11-20, between Canaan Road and the Duck River.
Lost lease at old site.


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

FCC AM items

Santa Barbara, California: KZSB 1290:
Requests correction of coordinates to 34-25-08/119-41-14 & night power reduction to 114 watts.


Royal Oak, Michigan: WCHB 1340:
Requests STA for 400/1,000 ND; to drop daytime directional antenna & reduce power. Unknown problem with the other tower, and due to COVID-19 no crew can be obtained to repair it. WCHB is one of very few AM stations to be directional during the day and not at night.


Toledo, Oregon: KCUP 1230:
Requests coordinate correction to 44-37-51/123-56-44.


Tooele, Utah: KIHU-1010:
Requests STA to operate non-directional at night with 48 watts. Second tower fell during earthquake. Daytime facilities unchanged.


Friday, March 20, 2020

FCC AM item

Meridian, Mississippi: WMOG 910:
Calls changed from WALT.


FCC AM items

Show Low, Arizona: KXSL 1470:
Calls changed from KVSL.


Port Allen, Louisiana: WXOK 1460:
Requests transmitter move to 30-27-39/91-14-37 & power reduction to 4,000/280 ND.


Scranton, Pennsylvania: WAAF 910:
Calls changed from WBZU.
"Warehousing" calls used for years on 107.3 FM in Worcester, Mass..


Conway, South Carolina: WAYS 1050:
Calls changed from WRWM.


Friday, March 13, 2020

FCC AM item

Guymon, Oklahoma: 1210 KGYN:
Requests increase of daytime power from 10kw to 22kw.


Tuesday, March 10, 2020

FCC AM items

San Angelo, Texas: KGKL 960:
Granted permission to remove second tower & go non-directional at night. Night power to be reduced from 1,000 watts to 116 watts; day power unchanged.


Shenandoah, Texas: KRCM 1380:
Requests to move night site to the former KAMA-FM 104.9 tower at Pecan Grove southwest of Houston. (29-39-56/95-45-29 and also home of FM translator K264CN-100.7, which relays KQUE 980.) Will go non-directional at night at new site.


Friday, March 06, 2020

FCC AM items

Arcadia, Florida: WCXS 1480:
Calls changed from WFLN.


Commerce, Georgia: WJJC 1270:
Requests daytime power reduction to 1,000 watts; night to remain 173 watts.


Streator, Illinois: WSPL 1250:
Requests Special Temporary Authority for 110 watts daytime, 35 watts night, non-directional. Towers are not safe and have been (mostly) dismantled. Wishes to use just part of one tower on a temporary basis.


Veazie, Maine: WHZP 1400:
Calls changed from WCYR.


Waseca, Minnesota: KFOW 1170:
Calls changed from KOWZ.


Raleigh, North Carolina: WPTK 850:
Requests power reduction to 9,000/120 non-directional; to share on one of the WPTF-680 towers at 35-47-39/78-45-42.


Salisbury, North Carolina: WSTP 1490:
Requests site change to 35-40-45/80-30-22; to share on the WSAT-1280 tower.


Warren, Pennsylvania WICU 1310:
Calls changed from WNAE.


Friday, February 28, 2020

FCC AM items

Santa Barbara, California: KOSJ 1490:
Granted slight reduction in night power to 940 watts.


Upper Grand Lagoon, Florida: WLTG 1430:
Granted reduction in power to 125 watts day/60 watts night, non-directional
Site change to 30-10-44/85-46-55 (WILN-FM 105.9 tower);
City from Panama City.
Upper Grand Lagoon is an actual community, designated by the U.S. Census and with a population of about 13,000.


Murrayville, Georgia: WGTJ 1330:
Requests slight change in site to 32-22-12/83-56-54; add night power of 34 watts.


Holdrege, Nebraska: KUVR 1380:
Granted power reduction to 320 watts non-directional, daytime only.
Site change to 40-30-57/99-23-47; to share on one of co-owned KRVN-880's towers.


Niagara Falls, New York: WHLD 1270:
Granted Special Temporary Authority for 250 watts nighttime on the daytime pattern. Nighttime antenna tuner damaged.


Hillsboro, Oregon: KUIK 1360:
Requests Special Temporary Authority for 1,500 watts, directional at night only. Transmitter failure.
Filed as a request for 1,500 kilowatts (1.5 megawatts), obviously a typo!


Easton, Pennsylvania: WEEX 1230:
Requests daytime power increase from 840 watts to 1,000, and to drop daytime directional antenna.


Scranton, Pennsylvania: WAAF 910:
Calls changed from WBZU.
(The WAAF call letters were on an FM station near Worcester, Mass. for nearly fifty years. Entercom sold the FM station to K-Love and a callsign change is expected.)


Saturday, February 15, 2020

Recent AM changes

Presque Isle, Maine: WEGP 1390:
Requests Special Temporary Authority to operate at 25% power non-directionally. (2.5kw) Fire disabled directional antenna system.


Albuquerque, New Mexico: KDAZ 700:
Requests frequency change from 730 and reduction in power to 500/65 ND.


Greenville, South Carolina: WESC 660:
Requests power reduction to 5,000 watts (daytime only), non-directional, and relocation to WGVL-1440 site.

Monday, February 10, 2020

FCC AM items

Lake Worth, Florida: WWRF 1380:
Requests STA for 90 watts day & night, non-directional. Lost least. Temporary site at an office building on Dixie Highway in Lake Park.


Springfield, Missouri: KBFL 1060:
Requests daytime power increase to 2.5kw. Night power remains unchanged at 19 watts.

Friday, February 07, 2020

FCC AM items

Key West, Florida: WKIZ 1500:
License canceled.


Baton Rouge, Louisiana: WIBR 1300:
License canceled at request of licensee.


Springfield, Massachusetts: WHLL 1450:
Coordinates corrected to 42-06-33/72-36-40.


Ironwood, Michigan: WJMS 590:
Dropped nighttime directional antenna and reduced night power;
now 5,000/113 ND.


Columbia, Pennsylvania: WVZN 1580:
Site changed to 40-01-31/76-28-31.


Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania: WHYF 720:
Site change to 40-03-51/77-03-34 dismissed. Would interfere with WTNT-730 Alexandria, Va.


AM call change

Show Low, Arizona: KXSL 1470:
Calls changed from KVSL.


Wednesday, February 05, 2020

AM station on reduced power

St. Louis, Missouri: KXEN 1010:
Requests Special Temporary Authority for 350 watts daytime/125 watts night, non-directional, 38-38-09/90-11-45.
Reason not given but this is not KXEN's normal site.


Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Recent AM changes -- several places

Mooresville, Alabama: WWTM 1390:
Application to move from 1400 Decatur, reducing power to 310 watts daytime-only & changing site to 34-41-19/86-49-12. Modifies permit to make same changes at 270 watts.


Uruapan, Michoacan: XEUF 610:
Granted power change to 5kw non-directional daytime only at 19-25-57/102-03-42. Previous facilities unknown.


Saint John, New Brunswick: CFBC 930:
Granted power reduction to 2,000/150 non-directional, and to correct coordinates.


Middleton, Nova Scotia: CKAD 1350:
Granted power reduction to 1,000/400 non-directional, and to correct coordinates.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Recent AM changes - North Carolina

Wendell-Zebulon, North Carolina: WETC 540:
Requests increase in night power from 500 watts to 4,400.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Recent AM changes - Alaska, Ontario

Kenai, Alaska: KPEN 840:
Requests power reduction to 5,000/1,900 ND, 60-30-36/151-16-20.


Kenai, Alaska: KABN 980:
Requests power reduction to 1,000/1,000 ND, 60-30-36/151-16-20.


Toronto, Ontario: CHHA 1610:
Requests power increase to 10,000/10,000 DA-1


Thursday, January 09, 2020

Recent AM changes

Ponce, Puerto Rico: WPRP 910:
Requests power reduction to 4.25kw day & night, non-directional, and move to 17-58-52/66-36-49. Will share tower with existing WLEO-1170.