Monday, October 26, 2009

Major AM change granted

Montreal, Quebec: 1410KHz:
CJWI granted frequency change from 1610KHz.
Power to increase to 10,000 watts day and night;
transmitter to relocate to 45-22-01N/73-37-23W.

Probably to be directional with different patterns day & night, though it doesn't say so in the decision. The 1410 frequency was previously used by ethnic station CFMB, which moved to 1280 years ago.

New AM station

Fayette, Alabama: 1490KHz:
Permit granted for new station.
1,000 watts day and night, non-directional.

Monday, October 19, 2009

New AM stations

Redding, California: 600KHz:
Permit granted for new station. (Ether Mining Corp.)
620 watts daytime
1,000 watts nighttime
Directional day & night, different patterns.

This frequency was formerly used by now-defunct KSXO.

Mulberry, Florida: 780KHz:
Permit granted for new station. (Radio 780)
250 watts day and night
Directional day & night, different patterns.

Mulberry is in Polk County west of Orlando.

Winchester, Nevada: 1500KHz:
Permit granted for new station. (Andrew Johnson) (no, not the president...)
1,200 watts daytime
1,500 watts nighttime
Directional at night only.

Winchester lies on the Las Vegas Strip.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

AM call changes

Mobile, Alabama 1410 WNGL from WLVV
Sumiton, Alabama 1540 WKDG from WRSM
Oildale, California 660 KWVE from KGDP
Quincy, California 1370 KRAC from KPCO
Johnstown, Colorado 1250 KDCO for new station
Pueblo, Colorado 690 KWRP from KSIP
Dover, Delaware 1600 WAMS from WDPZ
Leesburg, Florida 1410 WRHB from WQBQ
Atlanta, Georgia 1340 WIFN from WALR
Hazard, Kentucky 1390 WZQQ from WKIC
Orange-Athol, Mass. 700 WTUB from WVBB
St. Joseph, Missouri 1550 KESJ from KSFT
Charlotte, N. Carolina 1660 WBCN from WBMX
Woodruff, S. Carolina 1510 WQUL from WDRF
Salt Lake C., Utah 570 KACP from KNRS
Midlothian, Virginia 1410 WOOK for new station
Jackson, Wyoming 1450 KJCV for new station

Friday, October 02, 2009

New AM station (not)

Reno, Nevada: 1180KHz:
Eastern Sierra Broadcasting's application for a new station dismissed.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

More military AM tests

The FCC today released a list of grants of experimental licenses.

A license has been issued to Hatfield & Dawson Consulting Engineers to operate an experimental station on 530, 890, and 1680KHz under a contract to the U.S. military " modernize and transform psychological operation equipment." (i.e., temporary portable radio stations)

When BAF Systems has received similar contracts, I'm afraid all they've aired is tone -- but that tone has been heard across a wide swath of the country!

WD2XUM are the calls.