Wednesday, November 14, 2012

New AM station on the air

Conway, New Hampshire: 1340KHz:
New station WPQR on the air.

620 watts day & night, non-directional.
Mt. Washington Radio & Gramophone, LLC

Friday, November 09, 2012

Recent AM call changes

The following AM stations have changed calls recently:

Fresno, California        940 KFIG from KYNO
Fresno, California       1430 KYNO from KFIG
Georgetown, Kentucky     1580 WWTF from WGVN
Boston, Massachusetts    1510 WUFC from WWZN
Conway, New Hampshire    1340 WPQR (new station)
Atlantic City, N.J.      1450 WPGG from WENJ
Spindale, N. Carolina    1520 WVOH from WGMA

AM stations coming & going (Canada)

Wainwright, Alberta: 830KHz:
CKKY moving to FM.

CKKY has applied for permission to move to 101.9 FM. Such permission is nearly always granted.

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories: 1340KHz:
CFYK moving to FM.

CFYK has been granted permission to move to 98.9 FM.

Montreal, Quebec: 600KHz:
Permit granted for new station.

10,000 watts daytime
5,000 watts nighttime
If I recall properly, this is directional day & night with different patterns. It's the old CFCF facility -- CFCF changed calls to CINW & moved to 940 before permanently leaving the air.

The new station will be English news/talk.

Friday, November 02, 2012

AM station proposes major change

Peotone, Illinois: 640KHz:
New station proposes move

Birach Broadcasting, holders of a permit to build a new AM station at Terre Haute, Indiana, have requested permission to modify their permit to specify a facility that would serve Chicago. This involves a move of 206km (128 miles) to the north.

The Terre Haute facility would have run 250 watts day & night, with a directional antenna at night.

The proposal is to change the city of license to Peotone, Illinois. The transmitter would be located at 41-18-42N/87-50-08W. This is just west of Peotone, and between Kankakee and Joliet.

Power would be 4,800 watts daytime, 1,150 watts at night. A directional antenna would be used at all hours, with different patterns day & night.

This frequency became available when the previous licensee of a station on 640 at Terre Haute had their license revoked. The licensee had been convicted of serious felonies in a state court.