Friday, August 31, 2012

AM stations deleted

The FCC has recently deleted the following stations.  Some of these may be renewal snafus -- WHEW-1380 is definitely on the air:

Lancaster, Kentucky:     WKYY-1280
Chanhassen, Minnesota:   NEW-1200  
     (this was a permit for a new station, never built)
Fairview, Tennessee:     WPFD-850
Franklin, Tennessee:     WHEW-1380
La Follette, Tennessee:  WQLA-960
Woodbury, Tennessee:     WBRY-1540
     (this station has a FM translator which was also deleted)

And in Canada, the CBC has requested permission to silence an AM station.  They want to move it to 102.3 FM.  This move has not yet been approved, but approval is essentially guaranteed:

Coleman, Alberta:        CBXC-1450

Permit granted for new AM station

Juneau, Alaska: 1400KHz:
Permit granted for new station.

25,000 watts daytime
1,000 watts nighttime
non-directional all hours


Jessica Mays Tipton Williams & James Warren Tipton III

Montreal is back on 690

In a post on the NRC email list, Sheldon Harvey reports CKGM-990 Montreal is testing on their new 690 frequency, with recordings of 990KHz program material.  (i.e., not parallel to 990 but the same programs, if that makes sense...)

CKGM is an English-language all-sports station.  They've requested CRTC permission to flip languages to French; the CRTC has not yet acted.

No word yet on the 940KHz frequency.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hurricane Isaac radio coverage

WWL-870 New Orleans is providing continuous hurricane coverage.  This signal is widely available across most of the Eastern and Central U.S..  It's being simulcast on several local FM stations and WWWL-1350. 

Other reports have it WTNI-1640 Biloxi is also in hurricane mode relaying a local TV station.

And, WFAA-TV Dallas is reported to be carrying co-owned WWL-TV on a temporary subchannel.   During Katrina [u]all[/u] the Belo TV stations were reported relaying WWL-TV on subchannels -- so this may be happening in other markets besides just Dallas.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

AM station proposes move to new frequency

Belen, New Mexico: 840KHz:
KARS proposes move from 860.
Power to go from 1,300 watts to 1,800 daytime, and from 186 watts to 40 nighttime.
KARS will remain non-directional but will move roughly 30km/20mi. north-northeast to 35-00-31N/106-42-52w.

Friday, August 17, 2012

AM stations deleted

Johnston City, Illinois: 810KHz:
WDDD deleted.
This station was the standard-band side of WVON-1690 in the Chicago suburb of Berwyn, 200 miles away at the other end of the state...

Jackson, Mississippi: 1590KHz:
WZRX deleted.
I remember hearing this station in Wisconsin in the 1980s with its rather unique (for AM) album rock format...

Recent call changes

The following AM stations have recently changed callsigns:

Carrville, Alabama     1130 WALQ  from WACQ
Tuskegee, Alabama       580 WACQ  from WBIL
Coral Springs, Florida 1120 WFNX  new station
Seffner, Florida       1010 WHFS  from WQYK
Twin Falls, Idaho      1270 KXQZ  from KPDA
Pikesville, Maryland   1370 WQLL  from WVIE
Schenectady, N.Y.      1240 WPTR  from WVKZ
Utica, N.Y.            1550 WUSP  from WUTQ

Thursday, August 09, 2012

New AM station on the air

Evansville, Wyoming: 1580KHz:

New station KLNQ on the air.
1,000 watts daytime
220 watts nighttime
non-directional all hours
Douglas Broadcasting Inc.

Evansville borders Casper.

Monday, August 06, 2012

Permit granted for new AM station

Red Bluff, California: 1580KHz:
Permit granted for new station.

3,000 watts daytime
1,000 watts nighttime
Directional only at night.
IHR Educational Broadcasting.