Monday, April 28, 2008

AM station changes

Oak Park, Michigan: 1600kHz:
WAAM requests move from Ann Arbor.
Power to increase to 15kw, towers to move to 42-14-15N/83-09-33W.

Montreal, Quebec: 1450kHz:
CHOU granted power increase.
from 1,000 watts to 2,000 watts.

Friday, April 25, 2008

AM station moving

Nahant, Mass.: 1230kHz:
WESX granted move from Salem
Power to decrease from 1,000 watts to 450,
tower to move to 38-20-39N/79-35-47W.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

AM frequency change in Texas

Mineral Wells, Texas: 1110kHz:
KJSA granted frequency change from 1120kHz.
Power to increase from 250 watts to 20,000 watts; station will go directional.

Friday, April 18, 2008

New AM station

Silt, Colorado: 1490kHz:
Permit granted for new station
1,000 watts fulltime, non-directional

Silt is between Glenwood Springs and Rifle in western Colorado.

AM call changes

The following AM stations have changed callsigns recently:

Eagle River, Alas. 1020 KABA from KAXX
Fort Smith, Ark. 1320 KWHN from KYHN
Fort Smith, Ark. 1650 KYHN from KWHN
Fresno, Cal. 1680 KGED from KAVT
Sacramento, Cal. 1240 KRJY from KSAC
Santa Paula, Cal. 1400 KKZZ from KUNX
Ventura, Cal. 1590 KUNX from KKZZ
Ewa Beach, Hawaii 1320 KEWA new station
Monroe, La. 540 KMLB from KNOE
Petoskey, Mich. 750 WARD from WLDR
Westbrook, Me. 1440 WJJB from WJAE
St. Louis, Mo. 1430 KZQZ from WIL
Dallas, N.C. 960 WCRU from WZRH

New AM stations granted

Prescott, Arizona: 1300kHz:
Permit granted for new station.
1,500 watts daytime
250 watts nighttime
DA-2 (different directional patterns day & night)
(Cleo Broadcasting)

Little Falls, New York: 1120kHz:
Permit granted for new station.
1,500 watts daytime
250 watts nighttime
DA-N (directional at night only)
(Michael Celenza)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

New AM station; not; and amendment to application

Grand Junction, Colorado: 730kHz:
Permit granted for new station.
2,000 watts daytime
250 watts nighttime
DA-2 (different directional patterns day & night)

Hilo, Hawaii: 1450kHz:
Application dismissed for new station

Bandon, Oregon: 800kHz:
Application for new station amended
From 770kHz to 800kHz.
Power to 2,500 watts daytime, 1,000 watts nighttime, DA-2 (different directional patterns day & night)

Friday, April 11, 2008

New AM stations

Kirk, Colorado: 1490kHz:
Permit granted for new station,
250 watts day & night

Kirk is in eastern Colorado, about 25 miles northwest of Burlington.

Vanderwagen, New Mexico: 1490kHz:
Permit granted for new station.
250 watts day & night

Vanderwagen is just off the Zuni Indian Reservation, between Gallup and Zuni in western New Mexico.

Milford, Pennsylvania: 1450kHz:
Permit granted for new station.
1,000 watts day & night

Milford is in extreme northeastern Pennsylvania, near Port Jervis, New York.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Missouri-to-Ohio move is off...

Back in July I wrote that KELE-1360 Mountain Grove, Missouri had received permission to move to Ripley, Ohio, with a transmitter site in West Virginia and a new frequency of 1180kHz.

The move is off. The station has returned its permit to the FCC for cancellation - it's going to stay in Missouri.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

CBA-1070 last-minute DX test?

DX Test Coordinator Jim Pogue reports Saul Chernos may be able to arrange a last-minute DX Test from CBA-1070 Moncton, New Brunswick.

As you read here, CBA's last night on the air is next Sunday, April 6th; they will leave the air for good at 7am ADT (6am Eastern, 5am Central) on Monday, the 7th.

CBA is 50,000 watts ND - non directional day & night - so they won't be testing at increased night power. But if Saul's lucky we'll get special, easier-to-identify, programming.

After CBA goes off, there will be only six AM stations of more than 40 watts left in New Brunswick. CBA is by far your best last chance at a N.B. logging.

Keep checking here, or on DX

K(K)OB-770 reducing power, or not?

KKOB-770 Albuquerque is asking listeners to sign an online petition urging the government to withdraw its plans to force the station to reduce power from 50,000 watts to 1,000.

Read it fast, as I'm 99% sure this petition drive will end tomorrow. (and note today's date...)