Friday, July 29, 2011

Montreal 690/940 applications are on again

If you've been following this blog for awhile, you've followed the on again, off again saga of 690 & 940 in Montreal.

- First, these two major stations went silent;

- Then, they surrendered their licenses for cancellation;

- Then, it was announced applications were filed for new stations to take their place;

- and, just a few days ago, that the applications had been removed from the agenda for the next CRTC hearing.

Well, now we know why... and it does not mean the new applications are dead. Rather, after reading interventions filed by third parties, the Commission felt they needed to solicit competing applications for new AM service in Montreal. Only the 690 and 940KHz frequencies are involved.

Recent AM call changes

Birmingham, Alabama 960 WERC (back) from WVVB
Evergreen, Alabama 1470 WEVG from WPGG
Juneau, Alaska 1330 KXXJ from KXLJ
Sacramento, California 1240 KCVV from KRJY
Estes Park, Colorado 1470 KRBR from KEPL
Honokaa, Hawaii 1010 KXFX (new station)
Boise, Idaho 730 KINF from KBSU
Boone, Iowa 1260 KDLF from KTIA
Delta, Utah 540 KYAH from KNAK
Fredericksburg, Va. 1350 WNTX from WYSK
Forks, Washington 1490 KRKZ from KBIS
Durand, Wisconsin 1430 WRDN (back) from WQOQ
Casper, Wyoming 1600 KLNQ (new station)

AM station "undeleted"

Winona, Mississippi: 1570KHz:
WONA license reinstated.

Permit granted for new AM station

Beaver, Utah: 1230KHz:
Permit granted for new station.
1,000 watts day & night, non-directional.
Beaver is in southwestern Utah.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cary Grant *sings* FCC regulations

MP3 recording.

background on above recording.

Yes, this *is* exactly what the message subject says it is: a link to a MP3 recording of Cary Grant singing the 1939 legal ID regulations over the NBC network...

Application for new AM station dismissed

Medford, Oregon: 830KHz:
Application for new station dismissed at request of applicant.
(Hill & Glover Broadcasting)

AM stations deleted

Wiggins, Mississippi: 1420KHz:
WIGG license canceled.

Saluda, South Carolina: 1200KHz:
WJES license canceled.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

AM station to be deleted

Lillooet, British Columbia: 860KHz:
CBUL has applied to move to 92.7 FM.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Applications filed for new AM stations (Canada)

Montreal, Quebec: various frequencies:
Four applications filed for new AM stations in Montreal:
1. 600KHz: 250 watts daytime, 50 watts night, South Asian.
2. 1400KHz: 1,000 watts day & night, South Asian. Would go to 1610KHz when existing CJWI moves to 1410. Mutually exclusive with #4.
3. 1530KHz: 1,000 watts daytime only, French contemporary Christian.
4. 1610KHz: 1,000 watts day & night, Spanish. Mutually exclusive with #2.

Mississauga, Ontario: 960KHz:
Application filed for new AM station.
2,000 watts daytime; 280 watts night.
News/talk format.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Permit granted for new AM station

Coral Springs, Florida: 1120KHz:
Permit granted for new station.
9,500 watts daytime
6,700 watts critical hours
1,100 watts nighttime
Directional, three different patterns.
Langer Broadcasting Group

Friday, July 08, 2011

Return of Montreal 690/940 delayed

The applications to reactivate the 690 and 940 frequencies in Montreal have been withdrawn from the agenda for the CRTC hearing on July 18th. At this time they have not been completely withdrawn -- they will be heard later -- so the return of these frequencies is still possible.

AM station deleted

Tulia, Texas: 1260KHz:
KTUE license canceled.