Thursday, December 31, 2020

Monument, Colorado: KPPF 1040:
Calls changed from KCBR.

Jacksonville, Florida: WBOB 600:
Requests removal of directional antenna, reduction of day power from 50kw to 20kw; and reduction of night power from 9.7kw to 80 watts.

Kalamazoo, Michigan: WTOU 1660:
Calls changed from WQLR.

Portage, Michigan:  WQLR 1560:
Calls changed from WTOU.

Clarksdale, Mississippi: WROX 1450:
OFF Nov. 23rd, foreclosure.

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania: WFUZ 1240:
Calls changed from WQFM.

Barceloneta, Puerto Rico: WBQN 1160:
Requests site change to former WVOZ-1580 facility, 18-20-37/66-25-04.  Daytime power to remain 5kw DA; nighttime power reduced slightly from 2.5kw to 2.4kw.
Also requests STA 120 watts fulltime non-directional at 18-25-37/66-29-07; temporary long-wire antenna pending move to WVOZ site.

Jackson, Tennessee: WTJF 1390:
Calls changed from WLLI.  Station was WTJS for most of its life but put those calls on a nearby FM station.

Gillette, Wyoming: KIML 1270:
Requests slight relocation of transmitter; to go non-directional full time; reduction of day power from 5kw to 1kw; and reduction of night power from 1kw to 40 watts.

 

Thursday, December 24, 2020

FCC items

Eureka, California: KEJY 760:
Requests move from 790, 500/310 ND, 40-48-02/124-07-39; to share on KWSW-980 towers.

Pensacola, Florida: WBSR 1450:
Requests relocation to co-owned WPNN-790 site, 30-27-09/87-14-26.

Baxter, Minnesota: WWWI 1270:
Requests daytime power increase from 5kw to 12kw.  Nighttime facility unchanged.

Friday, December 18, 2020

FCC items

Bay Minette, Alabama: WTOF 1110:
OFF Dec. 1st, economic effects of COVID.

Mobile, Alabama: WMOB 1360:
OFF Dec. 1st, economic effects of COVID.

Monterey, California: KIDD 630:
OFF Dec. 10th, unable to negotiate permanent site lease.

Monument, Colorado: KPPF 1040:
Calls changed from KCBR.

Venice, Florida: WDIZ 1320:
Requests reduction of night power from 1,000 watts to 150 watts.  Day facility unchanged.

Somonauk, Illinois: WCSJ 1550:
Requests move from Morris, Illinois; tower to 41-40-06/88-34-06 (WSPY-107.1 FM site near Plano); power to 380/6 ND.

Muncie, Indiana: WJCF 990:
Requests STA 65/10 ND, 40-11-26/85-23-44; appears to be the backyard of a house at 900 W. Powers St..  To use 76m long wire antenna.  Lost site, and local zoning will not allow for construction of a six-tower array anywhere else.
Granted.

Winston-Salem, North Carolina: WWNT 1380:
OFF Dec. 11th, economic effects of COVID.

Winston-Salem, North Carolina: WSMX 1500:
OFF Nov. 12th, transmitter flooded.

Gallipolis, Ohio: WJEH 990:
Requests STA 100 watts ND daytime only, 38-48-16/82-12-46; (appears to be a lumberyard) lost site.
Granted.

Collierville, Tennessee: WCRV 640:
Requests STA 1,000 watts DA-1; to run nighttime facilities 24/7.  Separate daytime transmitter failed.  STA granted.

Laredo, Texas: KLNT 1490:
OFF Dec. 6th, equipment failure.

Gillette, Wyoming: KIML 1270:
Requests STA 1,000/250 ND; to operate non-directionally pending permanent licensing for non-directional operation at night.  (at 40 watts)

Friday, December 11, 2020

Fairbanks, Alaska: KCBF 820:
Changed site, now sharing with KFAR 660 at 64-48-30/147-29-38.

Kenai, Alaska: KPEN 840:
New station on the air, 5,000/1,900 ND, 60-30-38/151-16-12.

Fortuna, California: KNCR 1090:
OFF Dec. 1st, lost site.

Pompano Beach, Florida: WHSR 980:
Requests site change to 26-10-49/80-13-15; 5,000/2,500 DA-2; to share on WWNN-1470's six towers.

Sylvania, Georgia: WJST 1490:
Calls changed from WSYL.

Agana, Guam: KVOG 1530:
Requests STA for 150 watts non-directional, 13-27-21/144-42-29 E; temporary site with 20-foot center-loaded whip atop a building.  Government temporarily evicted the station to redevelop the site as a visitor recreation facility.  They intend to allow the station to return once the facility is built.  However, due to COVID there have been no tourists on Guam since March - so the project is on hold.
STA granted.

Des Moines, Iowa: KWKY 1150:
Granted STA for 25% power during construction work.

Jennings, Louisiana: KJEF 1290: 
Calls changed from KKRC.

Bozeman, Montana: KYWL 1490:
OFF Nov. 25th pending relocation.

Derry, New Hampshire: WDER 1320:
Requests nighttime power reduction from 1,000 watts to 600, 42-52-01/71-17-18; amendment to add correction of coordinates.

Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico: KDSK 1240:
Granted STA 35-00-49/106-39-48; temporary 15m pole 22km south of existing site.  Lost site.

Greensboro, North Carolina: WWBG 1470:
OFF Nov. 4th, economic effects of COVID.

Columbus, Ohio: WWCD 1580:
Calls changed from WMYC.

Delaware, Ohio: WQCD 1550:
Calls changed from WDLR.

Marysville, Ohio: WDLR 1270:
Calls changed from WQTT.

Providence, Rhode Island: WPVD 1290:
Calls changed from WPPB.

West Warwick, Rhode Island: WWRI 1450:
Calls changed from WPVD.

Clarksville, Tennessee: WNZE 1400:
Calls changed from WBQL.

Selmer, Tennessee: WDTM 1150:
OFF Oct. 7th pending installation of new equipment.

Houston, Texas: KEYH 850:
OFF Dec. 31st, lease expiring.

Ogden, Utah: KMES 1430:
Calls changed from KLO.  (but the KLO call letters have moved to an FM station on 103.1)

Manassas, Virginia: WKDV 1460:
OFF Dec. 7th, lost site.

Marion, Virginia: WHNK 1330:
Calls changed from WSNQ.

Richmond, Virginia: WFTH 1590:
Requests power change to 5,000/24 ND, 37-30-01/77-27-23.

Pacific, Washington: KZIZ 1560:
Requests power reduction to 3,200/200 DA-N, 47-18-20/122-14-53; amendment to add site change.  (sharing at KMIA-1210 site)

Friday, December 04, 2020

Montgomery, Alabama: WLWI 1440:
Requests STA to operate at 50% power daytime due to Hurricane Zeta damage.  Night power unaffected.  STA Granted.

Muscle Shoals, Alabama: WLAY 1450:
Granted move to 34-40-38/87-43-15; to share on the WVNA-1590 tower.

Prescott, Arkansas: KTPA 1370: 
Requests STA for 500 watts non-directional daytime pending permanent permission to reduce power.  Granted.
Permanent permission now requested.

Sherwood, Arkansas: KMTL 760:
OFF Oct. 17th, transmitter problems.

Beverly Hills, California: KMZT 1260:
Calls changed from KSUR.

Pearl City, Hawaii: KHXM 1370:
Granted power reduction to 250 watts;
Reduced.

Great Falls, Montana: KEIN 1310:
OFF Nov. 8th, transmitter malfunction.

Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico: KDSK 1240:
Requests STA 35-00-49/106-39-48; 15m pole at temporary site 22km south of licensed.  Lost licensed site.  Plans to permanently move to this site.  STA granted.

Roswell, New Mexico: KCKN 1020:
Requests STA to operate on night pattern full time; granted.

Northwood, North Dakota: KMSR 1520:
Power increased to 1,500 watts & city changed from Mayville.

Woodburn, Oregon: KWBY 940:
Power increased to 10,000/200 ND.

Pulaski, Tennessee: WKSR 1420:
Night power reduced to 60 watts non-directional.  Day power remains 1kw.

Jasper, Texas: KCOX 1350:
OFF Nov. 7th, staffing difficulties.

Waukesha, Wisconsin: WGKB 1510:
Calls changed from WRRD.


Friday, November 27, 2020

FCC items

Panama City, Florida: WPCF 1290:
OFF Dec. 3rd.  Lost all sponsors due to hurricane damage & COVID-19.

Pearl City, Hawaii: KHXM 1370:
Granted power reduction to 250 watts.

Deer Lodge, Montana: KBCK 1400:
OFF Nov. 17th, owner/operator ill.

Parkersburg, West Virginia: WVAM 1450:
Granted site change to 39-18-57/81-31-38.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Denver, Colorado: KLDC 1220:
Requests power reduction to 500/14 DA-D, 39-50-40/104-57-11.  Lost site; moving to KLZ-560/KLVZ-810 site.

Atlanta, Georgia: WTZA 1010:
Granted STA to operate at half power (25kw) daytime due to "transmitter issues".

Bozeman, Montana: KYWL 1490:
Requests STA 120/120 ND, 45-46-15/111-13-26; interim facility using a tower from defunct KGVW-640's array.

New York City: WWRL 1600:
Granted STA 6,250/1,250 ND pending replacement of tower damaged in storm.

Greensboro, North Carolina: WKEW 1400:
Requests power to 760/760 ND, 36-03-42/79-47-35; to share on the antenna currently shared by WPET-950 & WEAL-1510.

Cayey, Puerto Rico: WLEY 1080:
OFF Oct. 31st, transmitter failure.


Friday, November 13, 2020

FCC items

Kenai, Alaska: KABN 960:
New station on the air, 1,000/1,000 ND, 60-34-02/151-07-57.  Former site of defunct KZXX-980.

Sylvania, Georgia: WSYL 1490:
OFF Oct. 28th pending sale.

Jennings, Louisiana: KJEF 1290:
Calls changed (back) from KKRC.

Everett, Massachusetts: WKOX 1430:
Requests power reduction to 2,500/26 ND, 42-26-09/70-59-35; to share on the WROL-950 antenna.
Requests STA for same facilities; STA granted.

Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico: KDSK 1240:
Requests site change to 35-00-40/106-39-51.  Granted.

Peralta, New Mexico: New-160574 1100:
Requests power reduction to 800 watts ND, daytime only, 35-00-41/106-39-53.  (essentially the same site as KDSK-1240, see above.)

Edenton, North Carolina: WZBO 1260:
Site changed to 36-04-46/76-36-00.

Salisbury, North Carolina: WSTP 1490:
Site changed to 35-40-44/80-30-23; sharing on the WSAT-1280 tower.

Butler, Pennsylvania: WBUT 1050:
Power changed to 500/62 ND, 40-53-51/79-53-22.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: WWNL 1080:
Granted STA for 12,500 ND-D; to operate non-directionally at 25% power pending repairs to directional antenna system.

West Warwick, Rhode Island: WWRI 1450:
Calls changed (back) from WPVD.

Crane, Texas: KXOI 810:
OFF Oct. 1st.  Sale of station fell through, and failed buyers took the transmitter with them...

Friday, November 06, 2020

FCC items

Birmingham, Alabama: WJOX 690:
Correct coordinates to 33-27-02/86-55-19.

Tempe, Arizona: KQFN 1580:
Requests power reduction to 24,000/290 ND, 33-23-21/111-59-53.

Brunswick, Georgia: WBGA 1490:
Requests power increase to 1,000/1,000 ND; to install shorter tower and increase power from 600 watts.

Decatur, Indiana: WJZI 1540:
Granted STA for 151-foot long wire ten feet above ground, 62.5 watts (25% power) or less.

Golden Meadow, Louisiana: KLEB 1600:
Granted STA 1,250/62.5 ND or less; Hurricane Zeta damaged two of three towers.

Port Huron, Michigan: WPHM 1380:
Granted STA to reduce night power from 5,000 watts to 1,500.  Directional pattern monitoring point is out of tolerance.  It may be a monitor point problem (not an antenna problem) but all other monitor points in that null are in Canada and inaccessible because of COVID-19 border restrictions.

Manchester, New Hampshire: WGAM 1250:
Power reduced to 670/100 ND, 43-00-38/71-30-15.

Moriarty, New Mexico: KEMR 1080:
Requests reinstatement of permit to move from 1090 Milan, 400 watts ND daytime only, 30-00-33/105-54-59.

Winston-Salem, North Carolina: WSJS 600:
Requests STA for 1,250/1,250 ND pending replacement of collapsed tower; granted.

Cleveland, Ohio: WHKW 1220:
Granted STA for 5,000 watts day & night pending delivery of repair parts for main transmitter.

Columbia, South Carolina: WPCO 1230:
OFF Oct. 26th, damage to transmission line which in turn damaged transmitter.

Friday, October 30, 2020

FCC & CRTC items

Fort Payne, Alabama: WFPA 1400:
Granted STA 200/200 ND, 34-26-32/85-43-17.  Temporary 167' wire antenna.  Tower destroyed in storm, and lost lease on site.  However, this has already been dismissed.

Fairbanks, Alaska: KCBF 820:
Granted site change to 64-48-31/147-29-39.

Tempe, Arizona: KQFN 1580:
Requests STA 7,000/95 ND, 33-23-21/111-59-53.  Lost site.  Wishes to share on the KSUN tower.

Culver City, California: KWIF 1500:
Requests power to 400/200 DA-2, 33-59-11/118-23-19.  Two towers, only 17m tall -- my ham antenna was bigger!

Pompano Beach, Florida: WHSR 980:
Pompano Beach, Florida: WWNN 1470:
Requests STAs for 350/350 ND and 5,000/625 ND respectively; to temporarily operate non-directionally from two towers of the existing WWNN six-tower array.

Lake Charles, Louisiana: KXZZ 1580:
OFF Aug. 27th, Hurricane Laura.

Gladstone, Missouri: KMVG 890:
Granted power to 1,000 DA-D, 39-03-49/94-30-37; to relocate to site of co-owned KDMR-1190 & slightly increase power from 960 watts.

Whitney, Nevada: KLSQ 870:
Requests STA 1,000/430 ND; to operate at reduced daytime power.  Night facility not affected.  Granted.

Fredericton, New Brunswick: CKHJ 1260:
Granted reduction of night power from 10,000 watts DA to 32 watts ND.

Derry, New Hampshire: WDER 1320:
Requests power to 10,000/400 DA-2, 42-51-59/71-17-14.

New York, New York: WFME 1560:
Requests STA 50,000/50,000 DA-1; to use night facilities 24/7.  Survey company broke cables for antenna mode changes.  Granted.

Lillington, North Carolina: WLLN 1370:
OFF Oct. 28th pending repairs to equipment & tower fence.

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania: WFYL 1180:
OFF Mar. 23rd.  Lost lease; vandalised four times at temporary site.

Clarksville, Tennessee: WBQL 1400:
Requests power to 380/380 ND, 36-32-31/87-19-32; to share on the WKFN-540 tower.
Granted.

Fairfax, Virginia: WDCT 1310:
Granted STA 1,000/500 DA-2; to operate at 20% power daytime on auxiliary transmitter.  Main transmitter damaged by power surge.  Night facility not affected.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

FCC items

Newport, Arkansas: KNBY 1280:
OFF Oct. 16th, vandalized.

Monterey, California: KIDD 630:
Granted STA 300/250 ND, 36-36-56/121-53-53; to share on the KNRY-1240 tower.  Lost site.

Sylvania, Georgia: WSYL 1490:
Granted STA for 20 watts fulltime pending transmitter repairs.

Madisonville, Kentucky: WTTL 1310:
Daytime power reduced to 1kw.

Butte, Montana: KXTL 1370:
Daytime power reduced to 1kw.

Derry, New Hampshire: WDER 1320:
Requests nighttime power reduction from 1kw to 600 watts.

Ambridge, Pennsylvania: WMBA 1460:
Granted power reduction to 120/110 ND; to remove two towers & go non-directional fulltime.

Lynchburg, Virginia: WLLL 930:
Granted STA for unspecified reduced power, "Require Equipment"??


Saturday, October 17, 2020

FCC items

Gadsden, Alabama: WAAX 570: 
Requests STA to operate at 25% power at night, non-directionally.

Jacksonville, Florida: WZAZ 1400:
OFF Aug. 19th, temporary antenna damaged.

Pearl City, Hawaii: KHXM 1370:
Calls changed from KUPA

Wellington, Kansas: KLEY 1130:
Winfield, Kansas: KKLE 1550:
OFF Aug. 26th, financial issues & studios seized by landlord.

Sulphur, Louisiana: KEZM 1310:
OFF Aug. 27th, antenna destroyed by Hurricane Laura.

Lewiston, Maine: WIGY 1240:
Calls changed from WEZR.

Rumford, Maine: WEZR 780:
Calls changed from WIGY.

Minneapolis, Minnesota: KFXN 690:
Requests power increase to 1,700/5 ND, 45-01-24/93-22-53.  Lost a tower, which will not be replaced -- but no longer needs to protect KUSD Vermillion, S. Dak.  (which no longer exists)
Granted.

Flowood, Mississippi: WZQK 1240:
Calls changed from WPBQ.

Gladstone, Missouri: KMVG 890:
Requests power increase to 1kw, 39-03-49/94-30-37.

Bedford, Pennsylvania: WRAX-1600:
Calls changed from WAYC

Charlottesville, Virginia: WCHV 1260:
Granted power reduction to 800 watts non-directional daytime only; to drop directional antenna, and cease nighttime operation altogether.

Parkersburg, West Virginia: WVAM 1450:
Calls changed from WHNK.

Jackson, Wyoming: KSGT 1340:
Granted STA 500/500 ND to temporary longwire antenna, 100' long at 25' above ground.  43-27-43/110-45-10.  Owner of licensed site unable to maintain diplexing gear.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

FCC items

Kingsley, Michigan: WJNL 1210:
Requests power reduction from 50,000 watts to 10,000.
Granted.

Sparks, Nevada: KBZZ 1270:
Requests daytime power reduction from 13,000 watts to 10,000.
Granted.

Wendell, North Carolina: WETC 540:
Power increased to 4,400 watts at night.  (daytime power remains 10,000)

Winner, South Dakota: KWYR 1260:
Request to correct coordinates to 43-23-08/99-54-38.
Granted.

Big Spring, Texas: KBYG 1400:
OFF Sept. 8th, transmitter destroyed by lightning.

Moneta, Virginia: WSLK 880:
Requests STA for 130 watts non-directional daytime only to temporary longwire antenna.  Licensed tower site sold.  Transmitter itself is on a different adjacent property 400 feet away.  It will remain there, and the temporary antenna will be there as well.

Friday, October 02, 2020

FCC items

Marysville, California: KMYC 1410:
OFF July 21st, studios gutted by fire

East Point, Georgia: WMDG 1260:
OFF July 10th, lightning damage to transmitter

Centerville, Indiana: WHON 930:
Requests power reduction to 145/22 ND; to remove three towers and go non-directional

Decorah, Iowa: KDEC 1240:
Granted site change to 43-18-35/91-48-30; to delete KDEC's own facility and share on the KWLC transmitter.  The stations were already splitting time in the same city on the same frequency, but each station had its own transmitter.

Madisonville, Kentucky: WTTL 1310:
Granted nighttime power reduction to 40 watts non-directional.

Benton Harbor, Michigan: WHFB 1060:
Granted power to 3,000/1.3 ND, 42-04-44/86-28-01

Flowood, Mississippi: WZQK 1240:
Calls changed from WPBQ

Sanford, North Carolina: WWGP 1050:
Requests STA to operate at reduced daytime power of 400 watts pending transmitter repairs.  Day facilities unaffected.

Beulah, North Dakota: KDKT 1410:
Granted STA to operate at reduced power of 500 watts pending transmitter repairs

Madill, Oklahoma: KMAD 1550: 
OFF Sept. 29th, relocating studios

Mayaguez, Puerto Rico: WTIL 1300:
Power increased to 5,000/800 DA-2, 18-09-17/67-09-08

Custer, South Dakota: KFCR 1490:
OFF Aug. 24th, equipment failure

Lawrenceburg, Tennessee: WDXE 1370:
Granted power to 1,000/25 ND, 35-15-25/87-18-24

Roy, Utah: KANN 1120:
Requests STA to operate at reduced daytime power of 5kw due to phaser issues.  Night facility not affected.  Granted.

Richmond, Virginia: WFTH 1590:
Granted STA to use 135-foot longwire antenna pending demolition of existing tower & replacement.

Jackson, Wyoming: KSGT 1340:
Requests STA to use 100-foot longwire antenna at 43-27-43/110-45-10 with "...a power not to exceed 0.5 kW."  Owner of licensed site unable to maintain diplexing equipment.


Friday, September 25, 2020

FCC items

Santa Clara, California: KVVN 1430:

Requests STA to operate non-directionally at 25% power.  (250/1,250 ND)  Homeless people are breaking into the directional antenna tuning units and tapping the AC power.  This is creating an electrical shock hazard and possibly more importantly, a fire hazard.  KVVN wishes to turn off the AC power in these enclosures, but doing so makes it impossible to switch directional patterns.

STA granted 9/29/2020.


Chattahoochee, Florida: WTCL 1580:

OFF August 5th, studio building severely damaged by Hurricane Sally.


Fort Walton Beach, Florida: WFTW 1260:

Requests permission to replace existing tower with shortened Valcom mast.


Middleborough Center, Massachusetts: WVBF 1530:

Requests STA to operate half power daytime (2,500/4 DA-1) pending transmitter repairs from lightning damage.

STA granted Oct. 1st.


Billings, Montana: KBUL 970:

Requests STA for 50% night time power & directional pattern out of parameters.

STA granted Oct. 2nd.


Seattle, Washington: KKOL 1300:

Requests STA to operate at 3,200-watt night power during the day to avoid blanketing interference; granted.

Friday, September 18, 2020

FCC items

Opp, Alabama: WAMI 880:
OFF June 25th pending relocation to Maplesville.

Phenix City, Alabama: WHTY 1460:
Calls changed from WGSY.

Fairbanks, Alaska: KFAR 660:
Granted correction of coordinates to 64-48-31/147-29-39.

Sheridan, Arkansas: KLRG 880:
Requests STA for 31,000 watts non-directional daytime only; higher power results in VSWR trips and a fire...  (STA granted Sept. 21st)

Los Angeles, California: KSPN 710:
Requests power reduction to 34,000/2,500 DA-2, 34-06-50/117-59-51; to relocate to the KRDC-1110 site.
Granted.

Paso Robles, California: KPRL 1230:
Granted site move approximately 360m to 35-39-22/120-41-05.

San Jose, California: KLIV 1590:
Granted power increase to 6,200/5,000 DA-2 & move to the KVVN-1430 site at 37-19-47/121-51-58.

Jacksonville, Florida: WZAZ 1400:
Requests relocation to the church which owns the station, 30-19-05/81-32-24.

Marianna, Florida: WTOT 980:
Calls changed from WTID.

Woodbine, Georgia: WCGA 1100:
Granted STA to return to the air with parameters at variance if necessary.

Rupert, Idaho: KKRK 970:
Calls changed from KXTA.

Albuquerque, New Mexico: KDAZ 700:
Granted power to 450/55 ND; to change frequency from 730 and remove one tower of two-tower array.

Talent, Oregon: KSJK 1230:
OFF Sept. 8th, destroyed by wildfire.

Hazleton, Pennsylvania: WAZL 1490:
Granted STA to operate under expired CP.

Latrobe, Pennsylvania: WXVE 1570:
Calls changed from WKHJ.

Orangeburg, South Carolina: WPJK 1580:
Site changed & power increased from 1,000 to 3,300 ND, 33-29-55/80-50-33.

Houston, Texas: KPRC 950:
Requests relocation to KBME-790 site & power change to 7,000/4,300 DA-N, 29-54-55/95-27-48.
Granted.

Cedar City, Utah: KSUB 590:
Requests STA to operate at reduced power of 1kw pending repairs to antenna tuning unit.
STA granted Sept. 22nd

Ogden, Utah: KMES 1430:
Calls changed from KLO.

La Crosse, Wisconsin: WLXR 1490:
Calls changed from WLFN.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

List of Class A ("Clear Channel") stations by license date

Here's a list of the 56 existing (and two former) U.S. Class A stations, in order by date of first license.  Note that KDKA is not first☺.  The Pittsburgh station's first broadcasts were under a "Special Land Station" license; "Broadcasting" licenses were not yet available.

("Special" because KDKA wasn't used to communicate with ships)

The list:

Seq Calls Location Licensed Former location/calls/notes
1 WBZ Boston 09/15/21 Springfield
2 KDKA Pittsburgh 11/07/21
3 KYW Philadelphia 11/15/21 Chicago
4 KNX Los Angeles 12/08/21
5 WPHT Philadelphia 01/10/22 WCAU, WOGL, WGMP, WPTS
6 WGY Schenectady, N.Y. 02/04/22
7 WOR New York City 02/20/22 Newark
8 WLW Cincinnati 03/02/22
9 KOMO Seattle 03/09/22 KJR; swapped calls
10 WSCR Chicago 03/29/22 WMAQ
11 WWL New Orleans 03/31/22
12 KFI Los Angeles 03/31/22
13 WFAN New York City 04/09/22 WEAF, WNBC, WRCA
14 WBT Charlotte 04/10/22
15 WSB Atlanta 04/11/22
16 KNBR San Francisco 04/17/22 KPO, KNBC
17 KSL Salt Lake City 04/21/22
18 WBAP Fort Worth 05/02/22
19 WJR Detroit 05/04/22
20 WTAM Cleveland 05/15/22 KYW, WKYC, WWWE
21 WGN Chicago 05/19/22
22 WHAS Louisville 07/13/22
23 KFBK Sacramento 08/16/22
24 WCCO Minneapolis 09/05/22
25 WOAI San Antonio 09/14/22
26 WABC New York City 05/12/23 WJZ
27 KOKC Oklahoma City 09/27/23 KFJF, KOMA
28 KGO San Francisco 01/22/24 Oakland
29 WLS Chicago 04/11/24
30 WHO Des Moines 04/15/24
31 KFAB Omaha 11/08/24 Lincoln
32 WBBM Chicago 11/14/24
33 KAAY Little Rock 12/19/24 KTHS Hot Springs
34 WTIC Hartford 01/27/25
35 KOA Denver 01/28/25
36 WCBS New York City 03/26/25 WABC-WBOQ
37 WOWO Fort Wayne 06/22/25 Converted to B
38 WLAC Nashville 09/11/25
39 WSM Nashville 10/26/25
40 WRVA Richmond 11/11/25
41 WMVP Chicago 07/13/26 WCFL, WLUP
42 KFAQ Tulsa 07/19/26 KVOO
43 KWKH Shreveport 08/06/26
44 WBAL Baltimore 08/24/26
45 WFED Washington 09/25/26 WJSV, WTFF, WTOP, WTWP, WWWT
46 KMOX St. Louis 10/23/26
47 WWKB Buffalo 11/01/26 WKBW
48 KRLD Dallas 11/03/26
49 WWVA Wheeling 12/06/26
50 KIRO Seattle 01/17/27 KPCB
51 WBBR New York City 01/30/27 WODA, WAAM, WNEW. Signon date vague.
52 KGA Spokane 02/04/27 Converted to B
53 KEX Portland 06/01/27
54 KSTP St. Paul 05/20/28
55 WCKY Cincinnati 09/16/29 WSAI Covington, Ky.
56 WFME New York City 06/29/34 WQXR, WQEW
57 KNZR Bakersfield 01/12/35 KPMC
58 KXEL Waterloo 01/27/43

Friday, September 11, 2020

FCC items

Pinellas Park, Florida: WTBN 570:
Granted power reduction to 250/730 DA-1; move site 29km southwest to WGUL-860 Dunedin site.

Woodbine, Georgia: WCGA 1100:
Granted STA to operate at unspecified abnormal parameters.

Lake Charles, Louisiana: KLCL 1470:
OFF Aug. 27th, power lost at temporary facility.

West Fargo, North Dakota: KFNW 1200:
Granted move to new site 46-43-15/97-01-47.

Altoona, Pennsylvania: WTNA 1430:
Requests STA for 5,000/25 ND pending tower repairs.

Hazleton, Pennsylvania: WAZL 1490:
Granted STA to operate at unspecified abnormal parameters.

Middlebury, Vermont: WFAD 1490:
Granted slight power reduction to 960/960 ND, to replace existing tower with one slightly taller.

Friday, September 04, 2020

FCC items

Helendale, California: KQTE 1450:
Granted change to 760/760 ND, 34-46-00/117-14-48; to relocate transmitter.

Jacksonville, Florida: WZAZ 1400:
OFF Aug. 19th, temporary antenna damaged.

Ellijay, Georgia: WPGY 1580:
Correct coordinates to 34-41-57/84-28-42.

Madison, Georgia: WYTH 1250:
Granted STA for 500 watts to temporary long-wire antenna pending move to permanent tower.

Lake Charles, Louisiana: KXZZ 1580:
OFF Aug. 27th, Hurricane Laura damage.

Sulphur, Louisiana: KEZM 1310:
OFF Aug. 27th, Hurricane Laura destroyed antenna.

Butte, Montana: KXTL 1370:
Granted daytime power reduction from 5kw to 1kw.

Derry, New Hampshire: WDER 1320:
Requests STA to operate 400 watts at night (vs. licensed 1,000) with modified directional pattern.  Lawnmower knocked down tower #4.
STA granted Sept. 22nd.

Charlotte, North Carolina: WHVN 1240:
Requests STA 600/600 ND, 35-15-51/80-46-13; interim site using studio-transmitter link (STL) tower.  Lost existing transmitter site.
STA granted Sept. 24th.

West Fargo, North Dakota: KFNW 1200:
Requests move to 46-43-15/97-01-47; 50,000/13,000 DA-2; to move site.

Parma, Ohio: WCCD 1000:
Failed to file license renewal by June 1st deadline.  If a late renewal isn't filed, the WCCD license expires Oct. 1st.

Woodward, Oklahoma: KSIW 1450:
Correct coordinates to 36-25-37/99-24-22.

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania: WFYL 1180:
OFF Mar. 23rd.  Station lost lease, and its temporary site has been vandalized four times since October 2019.

Beaumont, Texas: KLVI 560:
Granted STA to operate non-directionally at night at 25% power or "a higher power not exceeding licensed power while insuring that the radiated field strength does not exceed that authorized in any given azimuth..."

Beaumont, Texas: KZZB 990:
OFF Aug. 20th, no electrical service to transmitter site.  (although the STA request says the call letters are WLVV:) )

Middlebury, Vermont: WFAD 1490:
Requests power reduction to 960 watts ND; amendment from 966 watts.  Tower to be replaced with one slightly higher.

Friday, August 28, 2020

FCC (and CRTC) Items

Decatur, Arkansas: KFFK 1390:  
Granted power reduction to 800 ND-D, 36-24-41/94-27-02; city from Rogers.

Gentry, Arkansas: KREB 1190:
Granted power reduction to 3,000 ND-D, 36-24-41/94-27-02; city from Bentonville.

Upper Grand Lagoon, Florida: WLTG 1430:
Power reduced to 125/60 ND, 30-10-44/85-46-55; city from Panama City.  To share the WPCF-1290 tower.

Savannah, Georgia: WJLG 900:
Granted STA for approximately 5% power (200 watts) due to lightning damage.

Pearl City, Hawaii: KUPA 1370:
Requests reduction in power from 6,200 watts to 250, both day and night.

Chubbuck, Idaho: KPCQ 1490:
OFF June 15th, trackhoe destroyed temporary antenna.

Somonauk, Illinois: WSPY 1480:
Granted power reduction to 250 ND-D, 41-40-06/88-34-06; city from Geneva.

New Castle, Indiana: WLTI 1550:
Granted STA to operate with daytime pattern at night at 25% power (62 watts) pending repairs to antenna system.

Danville, Kentucky: WHIR 1230:
Requests correction of coordinates to 37-40-26/84-45-57.

Augusta, Maine: WMDR 1340:
OFF Aug. 24th, repairs complete but doesn't want to resume operation until thunderstorm passes.

Indianola, Mississippi: WNLA 1390:
Granted move from 1380, 1,000/15 ND, 33-28-41/90-38-28.

Fredericton, New Brunswick: CKHJ 1260:
Requests reduction of night power to 32 watts non-directional.

Mayaguez, Puerto Rico: WORA 760:
Requests STA 1,250 ND day and night; to operate at 25% power after Hurricane Isaac damage.  Granted.

Sparta, Tennessee: WTZX 860:
Power reduced to 950/10 ND, 35-57-16/85-28-37; sharing the WSMT-1050 tower.

Ballinger, Texas: KRUN 1400:
Granted STA 240 watts daytime; night not affected.

Moneta, Virginia: WSLK 880:
OFF June 24th pending move to new site.

Friday, August 21, 2020

FCC items

Muscle Shoals, Alabama: WLAY 1450:

Requests site change to 34-40-38/87-43-15; to share on WVNA-1590 tower.


Tuscumbia, Alabama: WVNA 1590:

Requests daytime power reduction to 1,000 watts; to go non-directional night at 55 watts.


Savannah, Georgia: WBMQ 630:

OFF July 20th, transmitter damaged by lightning.


Savannah, Georgia: WJLG 900:

Requests STA to operate at approximately 4.6% power (200 watts) due to lightning damage.


New Castle, Indiana: WLTI 1550:

Requests STA to operate with daytime pattern at night at 25% power (62 watts) pending repairs to antenna system.


Hattiesburg, Mississippi: WORV 1580:

Granted STA 450/88 ND pending transmitter replacement.


Johnstown, Pennsylvania: WKGE 850: 

Requests STA 2,500/2,500 ND; to operate at 25% power non-directionally.  Has permit to move to 870 with 7,000 DA-D.


Scranton, Pennsylvania: WARM 590:

OFF July 17th, storm damage.


Ballinger, Texas: KRUN 1400: 

Requests STA to operate at 240 watts daytime.  Night power unaffected.


Parkersburg, West Virginia: WHNK 1450:

Requests site change to 39-18-57/81-31-38.


Waukesha, Wisconsin: WRRD 1510:

Requests power reduction to 250 watts ND; to remove two towers and go non-directional.

Granted 9/29/2020.


Friday, August 14, 2020

FCC items

Huntsville, Alabama: WTKI 1450

Requests permission to relocate tower 210m to 34-43-36/86-35-59.


Palm Springs, California: KCOD 1450

OFF Aug. 6th, financial distress.


Atlanta, Georgia: WBIN 640

Calls changed from WGST.


Hogansville, Georgia: WGST 720

Calls changed from WVCC.


Toccoa, Georgia: WNEG 630

Granted STA 3,500 ND-D; to increase STA power from 500 watts pending repairs to guy wire insulators.


Agana, Guam: KUSG 1350

OFF, combination of economic & technical issues.  The station could afford to operate at its old site, but the local government has displaced them.  If the station had more money, it could afford to relocate.


Deerfield, Illinois: WEEF 1430

Request to increase nighttime power to 1,020 watts dismissed.  Would have interfered with KZQZ St. Louis; WFOB Fostoria, Ohio; and KLO Ogden, Utah.  KZQZ has been deleted but the FCC is holding its frequency open for future applicants.  WEEF has thirty days to file a corrective amendment.


East Moline, Illinois: WDLM 960

Granted power reduction to 520/15 ND; to remove one tower and go non-directional.


Cedar Rapids, Iowa: WMT 600

Granted STA to operate at reduced nighttime power due to tower collapse in Aug. 10th "derecho" storm.  Either 1,250 watts non-directional, or some higher power less than 5,000 watts "...while insuring that the radiated field strength does not exceed that authorized in any azimuth..."


Clinton, Iowa: KROS 1340

Granted STA for 300/300 ND to drop wire antenna 20 feet high.  Lost tower to Aug. 10th "derecho" storm.


New Orleans, Louisiana: WWWL 1350

Requests nighttime power reduction to 480 watts, non-directional -- to drop nighttime directional array.


Port Sulphur, Louisiana: KAGY 1510

Granted daytime power increase from 1,000 watts to 3,800.


Rumford, Maine: WIGY 780

Calls changed from WTME.


Orleans, Massachusetts: WFPB 1170

Granted power to 1,000 ND-D, 41-46-44/70-00-30.


St. Joseph, Michigan: WQYQ 1400

Calls changed from WSJM.


Duluth, Minnesota: WEBC 560

Requests STA to operate with nighttime pattern during the day, pending repairs.
STA granted Sept. 24th.


Minneapolis, Minnesota: KFXN 690

Granted STA 120 watts daytime, non-directional.  Center tower of directional array collapsed, destroying feedline to another tower and leaving only one operational.


Gulfport, Mississippi: WGCM 1240

Correct coordinates to 30-25-45/89-01-08.


Hardin, Montana: KHDN 1230

OFF Aug. 1st pending equipment upgrades.


Portales, New Mexico: KSEL 1450

OFF Aug. 4th pending transmitter repairs.  Required annual tests showed excessive harmonic radiation.


Haverstraw, New York: WRCR 1700

Requests site change to 41-11-22/74-00-54; city from Ramapo.  Station has been operating from this tower since March 14th, 2019 under STA, at 25% power.


Horseheads, New York: WMTT 820

Calls changed from WWLZ.


Niagara Falls, New York: WEBR 1440

Calls changed from WJJL.


Watkins Glen, New York: WNGZ 1490

Calls changed from WRCE.


Rose Hill, North Carolina: WKOO 710

Calls changed from WEGG.


Columbus, Ohio: WMYC 1580

Calls changed from WVKO


San Juan, Puerto Rico: WIPR 940

Requests power reduction to 3,000/1,900 ND, 18-23-00/66-04-01; to share on WSKN-630 antenna.  Licensed facility destroyed in Hurricane Georges.


Providence, Rhode Island: WPPB 1290

Calls changed from WRPA.


Aberdeen, South Dakota: KKAA 1560

Permanently OFF, surrendered license.


Benton, Tennessee: WWRO 1540

Calls changed from WBIN.


Clarksville, Tennessee: WBQL 1400

Calls changed from WVWF.


Maryville, Tennessee: WJMP 1120

Calls changed from WVLZ.


Longview, Texas: KFRO 1370

Granted nighttime power reduction to 100 watts.  Vandals destroyed two towers of nighttime directional array; station decided it wasn't worth rebuilding them.

Reduction implemented.


Shenandoah, Texas: KRCM 1380

Request for 22,000/50 DA-D, 30-07-40/95-57-35 (day), 29-39-55/95-45-28 (night) dismissed.  Nighttime service area doesn't intersect any of the daytime city-of-license contour, nor any of the city of Shenandoah.

Friday, August 07, 2020

FCC items

Phenix City, Alabama: WGSY 1460:

Calls changed from WHTY.


Hilo, Hawaii: KIPA 1060:

Requests daytime power reduction to 1kw and deletion of nighttime authority altogether.  This would make it the only daytime-only station in Hawaii -- indeed, the only station in Hawaii whose daytime and nighttime facilities would differ.

The application doesn't say why.  My guess is commonly-owned KLHT-1040 Honolulu would like to increase power, and would cause too much interference to KIPA to be approved.

Granted & power reduced..


Nashville, Tennessee: WLAC 1510:

Granted STA to operate at 12,500 watts or less, nondirectional, at night pending repairs to transmission lines.  Daytime power remains 50,000 watts nondirectional.


Fort Worth, Texas: KHVN 970:

Requests permission to operate less than the minimum required schedule, for economic reasons.

Stations are required to operate at least 2/3 of the hours they're authorized to operate between 6am and 6pm; and at least 2/3 of authorized hours between 6pm and midnight.  

KHVN is a Class B station, authorized to operate 24 hours a day.  So its minimum schedule would be eight hours between 6am and 6pm; and four hours between 6pm and midnight.  If operated in a single block, that would be 10am-10pm.

The station proposes to operate six hours daily between 6am and 6pm.  (it doesn't specify which six hours)

Permission has been granted.

Friday, July 31, 2020

FCC & CRTC items

Fairbanks, Alaska: KCBF 820:
Requests site change to 64-48-31/147-29-39.

Marysville, California: KMYC 1410:
OFF July 21st, studio gutted by fire.

Palmdale, California: KUTY 1470:
Granted power reduction to 3,500/170 DA-N, 34-42-43/118-10-34.

Colbert, Georgia: WHTD 1400:
Requests power reduction to 250/250 ND, 34-01-54/83-13-11; city from Elberton.

New Orleans, Louisiana: WYLD 940:
Granted STA to operate at 25% power non-directional (2,500/125 ND) due to storm damage.

Caribou, Maine: WFST 600:
Granted STA 1,000 ND-D pending readjustment of antenna tuner.

Boston, Massachusetts: WEEI 850:
Granted STA to operate with antenna parameters at variance to license.  New tower has been built on adjacent property, and it's affecting WEEI's pattern.

Benton Harbor, Michigan: WHFB 1060:
Requests power reduction to 3,000/1.3 ND.

Gladstone, Missouri: KMVG 890:
Requests power to 1,000 DA-D, 39-03-49/94-30-37; to relocate to KDMR-1190 site.

Grand Island, Nebraska: KMMJ 750:
OFF Aug. 1st pending change in programming source.

Columbus, Ohio: WMYC 1580:
Calls changed from WVKO.

Saint-Constant, Quebec: CJMS 1040:
Licence renewal DENIED for history of non-compliance with non-technical regulations.  Licence expires at midnight August 31st.

Corpus Christi, Texas: KEYS 1440:
Requests power change to 1,000/199 ND; to drop three night towers and go non-directional at night.

El Paso, Texas: KXPL 1060:
OFF June 30th, economically unviable.

Mabank, Texas: KTXV 890:
Requests STA for 10kw (50% power) pending transmitter repairs.

Parkersburg, West Virginia: WLYQ 1050:
Granted STA to operate at 1kw (20% power) daytime due to transmitter failure.  Night power unaffected.
Requests permanent daytime reduction to 1kw.

Friday, July 24, 2020

FCC items

East Point, Georgia: WMDG 1260:
OFF July 10th, lightning damage.

New Orleans, Louisiana: WYLD 940:
Requests STA to operate non-directionally at 25% power (2,500/125 ND) pending antenna system repairs.

Whitney, Nevada: KLSQ 870:
OFF Dec. 7th, 2019; electrical power is out at transmitter site.

Ambridge, Pennsylvania: WMBA 1460:
Requests power reduction to 120/110 ND, 40-35-08/80-12-11.  Relatively low power still qualifies for nighttime-protected Class B operation because of unusually high tower, nearly 6/10 wavelength.

Richmond, Virginia: WVNZ 1320:
Requests STA 200/8 DA-1.  Transmitter failure, will not operate beyond 200 watts.
Granted.

Friday, July 17, 2020

FCC items

Phoenix, Arizona: KXEG 1280:
OFF Apr. 15th, financial difficulties.

Buena Vista, Colorado: KVBV 1450:
Calls changed from KSKE.

Avon Park, Florida: WAVP 1390:
Calls changed from WFHT.

Marianna, Florida: WTID 980:
Calls changed from WTOT.

Panama City, Florida: WDDV 590:
Calls changed from WDIZ.

Venice, Florida: WDIZ 1320:
Calls changed from WDDV.

Elberton, Georgia: WHTD 1400:
OFF June 30th, LMA not renewed due to COVID-19.

Hogansville, Georgia: WGST 720:
Calls changed from WVCC.

Murrayville, Georgia: WGTJ 1330:
Granted correction of coordinates to 34-22-12/83-56-54.

Agana, Guam: KUSG 1350:
Granted STA 75 watts non-directional pending move to permanent site.

Bangor, Maine: WZON 620:
Granted STA 500 watts non-directional due to antenna damage.

Rumford, Maine: WIGY 780: 
Calls changed from WTME.

Ashland, Massachusetts: WSRO 650:
OFF July 9th for financial reasons.

Dedham, Massachusetts: WZBR 1410:
OFF July 9th for financial reasons.

West Yarmouth, Massachusetts: WBAS 1240:
OFF July 9th for financial reasons.

Bozeman, Montana: KBOZ 1090:
OFF April 27th for financial reasons.
(three co-owned FM stations also went off on April 27th.)

Bozeman, Montana: KOBB 1230:
OFF May 25th for financial reasons.
(three co-owned FM stations also went off, on April 27th.)

Sanford, North Carolina: WXKL 1290:
Granted STA 150/39 ND to temporary 200-foot longwire; main antenna destroyed in "logging accident".

Burns, Oregon: KZHC 1230: 
Calls changed from KYQT.

West Hazleton, Pennsylvania: WODS 1300:
Calls changed from WKZN.

Knoxville, Tennessee: WNPZ 1580:
OFF Sept. 10th, 2019.

Middlebury, Vermont: WFAD 1490:
Requests power reduction to 966 watts and increase height of tower by 3.4 meters; granted.

Chester, Virginia: WJFN 820:
Calls changed from WNTW.

Seattle, Washington: KJR 950:
Granted STA to operate with directional antenna out of tolerance.  A 180-foot two-way tower was built near the KJR antenna array without any notice to the station.

Waupaca, Wisconsin: WPCA 800:
Calls changed from WDUX.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Callsign changes

San Diego, California: KGB 760:
Calls changed from KFMB.
Station has been KFMB since 1941.  KGB calls were on 1360 from 1928 through 1982.  (and still live on KGB-FM 101.5)

Atlanta, Georgia: WBIN 640:
Calls changed from WGST.

Niagara Falls, New York: WEBR 1440:
Calls changed from WJJL.

Benton, Tennessee: WWRO 1540:
Calls changed from WBIN.

Clarksville, Tennessee: WBQL 1400:
Calls changed from WVWF. 
Station was WJZM from signon in 1941 through 2018.  Since then, it's changed calls three times...

Thursday, July 09, 2020

FCC items

San Jose, California: KLIV 1590:
OFF July 15th pending sale.

Agana, Guam: KUSG 1350:
Requests STA for 15 watts non-directional; antenna system damage & cannot rebuild at existing site.
Granted July 10th.

Bangor, Maine: WZON 620:
Requests STA for 500 watts non-directional; phasor damage.
Granted July 10th.

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

FCC items

Clayton, Georgia: WFSC 1050: 
Request to relocate from Franklin, N.C. dismissed at request of applicant.

Commerce, Georgia: WJJC 1270:
Daytime power reduced from 5kw to 1kw.

Honolulu, Hawaii: KWAI 1080:
OFF May 20th pending new programming source.

Decorah, Iowa: KDEC 1240:
Proposes to close existing transmitter site and use the same transmitter as time-sharing partner KWLC at 43-18-35/91-48-30.

  • KWLC operates Monday-Friday 10pm-1am, Saturday & Sunday 7am-12:30am.
  • KDEC operates Monday-Friday 6am-10pm.
  • Apparently neither station operates Monday 12:30am-6am; Tuesday-Friday 1am-6am; Saturday 1am-7am; nor Sunday 12:30am-7am.
Madisonville, Kentucky: WTTL 1310:
Requests reduction in daytime power from 1,500 watts to 1,000 watts.  Station used to be directional and still requires the additional two towers to stand for the antenna impedance to be correct.

Bay City, Michigan: WMAX 1440: 
Granted Special Temporary Authority (STA) to operate at half power.

Quitman, Mississippi: WQMS 1500:
Requests STA for 164-foot longwire antenna and no more than 100 watts power.
Granted July 9th.

Chillicothe, Ohio: WCHI 1350:
Requests STA for 120-foot longwire antenna and no more than 250 watts power.
Granted July 9th.

El Paso, Texas: KXPL 1060:
OFF June 30th, COVID-related economic issues.

Newport, Vermont: WIKE 1490:
Site changed (to an adjacent property) at 44-56-20/72-13-20.

Charlottesville, Virginia: WCHV 1260:
Requests power reduction from 5,000/2,500 DA-2 to 800 watts daytime only, non-directional.

Friday, July 03, 2020

FCC items

Los Angeles, California: KMPC 1540:
Granted STA 9,250/9,250 ND; brushfire destroyed antenna pattern control equipment.

Hamden, Connecticut: WATX 1220:
OFF June 25th, COVID-19 economic issues.

Panama City, Florida: WDDV 590:
Calls changed from WDIZ.

Riviera Beach, Florida: WPOM 1600:
Granted STA to operate at 25% power during antenna work.
OFF June 10th, multiple technical problems.

Venice, Florida: WDIZ 1320:
Calls changed from WDDV.

Elberton, Georgia: WHTD 1400:
OFF June 30th, LMA not renewed due to COVID-19 economic issues.

Chubbuck, Idaho: KPCQ 1490:
OFF June 15th, trackhoe destroyed antenna.

Kansas City, Missouri: KDMR 1190: 
Request to reduce power to 3,700/160 ND and move to 39-06-30/94-29-52 dismissed.  Reason not given.

Holdrege, Nebraska: KUVR 1380:
Moved to the KRVN-880 site, where one of the towers at 40-30-57/99-23-47 is being shared.  320 watts non-directional, daytime only.

Albuquerque, New Mexico: KDAZ 700:
Requests frequency change from 730, 450/55 ND, 35-00-31/106-42-52.

Rose Hill, North Carolina: WKOO 710:
Calls changed from WEGG.

Sanford, North Carolina: WXKL 1290:
Granted STA for 150/39 ND to 200-foot longwire.  Tower destroyed in "logging accident".

St. Helens, Oregon: KOHI 1600:
Granted STA for 50/5 ND, 45-51-59/122-49-02; 120-foot longwire at what appears to be a trucking company across the street from the studio.

Toledo, Oregon: KCUP 1230:
Site changed to 44-37-52/123-56-40.

Maryville, Tennessee: WJMP 1120:
Calls changed from WVLZ.

Friday, June 26, 2020

FCC items

Ontario, California: KSPA 1510:
OFF May 6th, towers dismantled.

New Orleans, Louisiana: WWWL-1350:
Requests STA for reduced-power (480 watts) non-directional operation at night, feedline damage.  Granted.

Butte, Montana: KXTL 1370:
Requests permanent reduction of daytime power from 5,000 watts to 1,000.  Night power to remain unchanged at 1,000 watts.

Sanford, North Carolina: WXKL 1290:
Requests STA for 150 watts day, 39 watts night, to 200-foot longwire.  Normal antenna destroyed in "logging accident".

Balch Springs, Texas: KSKY 660: 
Requests removal of two of four towers and reduction in power; daytime from 20,000 watts to 7,200; nighttime from 700 watts to 600.
Granted.

Moneta, Virginia: WSLK 880:
OFF June 24th, tower dismantled.

Friday, June 19, 2020

FCC items

Phoenix, Arizona: KXEG 1280:
OFF April 15th, economic reasons.

Little Rock, Arkansas: KTUV 1440:
OFF March 6th, transmitter failure.

Paso Robles, California: KPRL 1230:
Requests permission to move tower 360m to 35-39-22/120-41-05.

Santa Barbara, California: KZSB 1290:
Granted permission to shorten tower & change night power to 114 watts.

Leesburg, Florida: WLBE 790:
OFF April 27th, lightning damaged transmitter.

Panama City, Florida: WDIZ 590:
OFF May 15th.  Operating on temporary antenna since 2018 hurricane.  Not certain it's economical to rebuild.

Pinellas Park, Florida: WTBN 570:
Requests power reduction to 250 watts day/730 watts night, directional same pattern day & night, 27-59-57/82-42-01.  To relocate 29km to the WGUL-860 site.

Taylor, Michigan: WMUZ 1200:
Granted STA to operate night facilities 24 hours due to failed RF contactors.

Northwood, North Dakota: KMSR 1520:
Request to increase power from 1,300 watts to 1,500 and change city from Mayville.

Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania: WEJS 1600:
Williamsport, Pennsylvania: WLYC 1050:
Both stations OFF May 16th pending sale.

Waupaca, Wisconsin: WPCA 800:
OFF May 14th pending facility upgrades.



Saturday, June 13, 2020

FCC items

Fairba(n)ks, Alaska: KFAR 660:
Correct coordinates to 64-48-29/147-29-47.

Helendale, California: KQTE 1450:
Requests power reduction to 760 watts non-directional, 34-46-00/117-14-52.  To use shortened KinStar antenna at new site; lost existing site.  Two 238-foot wires crossing at right angles, 60 feet above ground.

Paso Robles, California: KPRL 1230:
Requests site change to 35-39-22/120-41-09.

Littleton, Colorado: KPLS 1510:
Calls changed from KCKK.

Hamden, Connecticut: WATX 1220:
Calls changed from WQUN.

Fort Pierce, Florida: WIRA 1400:
OFF June 6th.  Vandals stole transmitter...

Marathon, Florida: WFFG 1300:
OFF May 28th, financial difficulties.

Marianna, Florida: WTID 980:
Calls changed from WTOT.

Riviera Beach, Florida: WPOM 1600:
OFF June 10th, assorted technical problems.

Ellijay, Georgia: WPGY 1580:
Correct coordinates to 34-41-57/84-28-42.

Chubbuck, Idaho: KPCQ 1490:
Granted STA 250/250 ND; temporary 200-foot longwire at existing site pending negotiation of lease for authorized new site.

Wichita, Kansas: KNSS 1330:
Granted STA to operate non-directional at unspecified reduced power (probably 1,250 watts) due to lightning damage.

Taylor, Michigan: WMUZ 1200:
Requests STA to operate night facilities 24 hours; day/night switching problem.

Niagara Falls, New York: WHLD 1270:
Granted STA 1,250/250 ND pending repairs to antenna system.

Marshall, Texas: KPRO 1410:
Calls changed from KCUL.

Provo, Utah: KSRR 1400:
Requests STA 100/100 ND to temporary antenna at 40-14-24/111-42-13.

Waupaca, Wisconsin: WPCA 800:
Calls changed from WDUX.

Jackson, Wyoming: KJNT 1490:
OFF June 6th, problem with transmitter site.

Friday, June 05, 2020

FCC actions

Anchorage, Alaska: KOAN 1080:
Requests move to former KBYR-700 tower, 61-11-31/149-54-09.

Eagle River, Alaska: KVNT 1020:
Granted STA to operate at 40% power pending transmitter repair.

Little Rock, Arkansas: KAAY 1090:
Granted STA for 12.5kw non-directional at night.  (daytime 50kw remains unchanged)  Reason not specified but I've seen photos of a collapsed tower.

Agana, Guam: KUAM 630:
OFF May 1st for economic reasons.

Watseka, Illinois: WIBK 1360:
Granted STA for unspecified reduced power while a studio-transmitter link antenna is installed.

Fort Wayne, Indiana: WIOE 1450:
Granted STA to operate in full-digital mode.  Will simulcast in analog on W282CH-104.3.

Wichita, Kansas: KNSS 1330:
Requests STA to operate at unspecified reduced power in non-directional mode.  Lightning damaged antenna tuning unit.

Port Allen, Louisiana; WXOK 1460:
Granted site change to 30-27-38/91-14-37 and slight power change to 4,000/280 non-directional.  To move approximately 2km to share KBRH-1260's tower.

Faribault, Minnesota: KDHL 920:
Granted STA for 1,250 watts day & night non-directional for unspecified technical reasons.

Brockport, New York: WRSB 1600:
Granted frequency change from 1590 and power reduction to 300/5 non-directional.

Niagara Falls, New York: WJJL 1440:
Granted correction of coordinates to 43-04-52/79-00-59.

Guymon, Oklahoma: KGYN 1210:
Granted daytime power increase to 22kw.  Nighttime remains 10kw.

Sperry, Oklahoma: KMUS 1380:
STA to be off-air dismissed.  Presumably station was able to return to the air sooner than expected.

Prosser, Washington: KZXR 1310:
OFF April 23rd, economic reasons.

Monday, June 01, 2020

CRTC action

Montréal, Quebec: CHRF 980:
Licence revoked at request of licensee. 

Friday, May 29, 2020

Little Rock, Arkansas: KTUV 1440:
OFF March 6th.  Transmitter failure.

Hamden, Connecticut: WATX 1220:
Calls changed from WQUN.

Leesburg, Florida: WLBE 790:
OFF April 27th.  Lightning damage.

Panama City, Florida: WDIZ 590:
OFF May 15th.  Had been operating on temporary facility since Hurricane Michael two years ago.

Murrayville, Georgia: WGTJ 1330:
Coordinates corrected to 34-22-12/83-56-54.

Tallapoosa, Georgia: WKNG 1060:
License to cover for 15,000 watts non-directional daytime only, 33-44-06/85-15-08.

Watseka, Illinois: WIBK 1360:
Requests unspecified Special Temporary Authority.

Waukegan, Illinois: WKRS 1220:
Granted Special Temporary Authority for 25% power non-directional, pending relocation of phasing equipment.

Fort Wayne, Indiana: WIOE 1450: 
Granted Special Temporary Authority to operate in digital-only mode.  Relayed in analog on W282CH-104.3.

Gulfport, Mississippi: WROA 1390:
Power reduced to 900 watts daytime, 35 watts night, non-directional; sharing on WGCM-1240 tower, 30-25-46/89-01-08.

Bozeman, Montana: KBOZ 1090:
OFF April 27th.  Financial difficulty.

Bozeman, Montana: KOBB 1230:
OFF May 25th.  Financial difficulty.

Sperry, Oklahoma: KMUS 1380:
OFF April 5th.  Transmitter failure.

Toledo, Oregon: KCUP 1230:
Slight change in coordinates to 44-37-52/123-56-40.

Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania: WEJS 1600:
OFF May 16th.  Station is bankrupt; negotiating sale.

Lansdale, Pennsylvania: WNPV 1440:
OFF May 1st.  Not financially sustainable; attempting to sell station.

Williamsport, Pennsylvania: WLYC 1050:
OFF May 16th.  Station is bankrupt; negotiating sale.

Marshall, Texas: KPRO 1410:
OFF May 27th.  Both towers destroyed in storm; one tower smashed the transmitter building roof, flooding the equipment inside.  Calls changed from KCUL.

Burlington, Vermont: WCAT 1390:
OFF April 1st.  Transmitter failure.

Middlebury, Vermont: WFAD 1490:
OFF March 27th.  Tower being replaced.

Spokane, Washington: KGA 1510:
Nighttime power reduced to 540 watts non-directional.

Waupaca, Wisconsin: WDUX 800:
OFF May 14th.  Recently sold; new owners updating facilities.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Recent FCC items

Five AM stations failed to file renewals on time.  If they get around to filing before June 1st it is likely they will be renewed, although possibly being fined.  It is not a coincidence that the expiring stations are in Mississippi and bordering states.  All stations in the same state expire on the same date, as do all stations in several bordering states.  

WORV-1580 has an application on file to transfer the license to a new owner.  



Cabot, Arkansas: KZTD 1350:
Expires June 1st.

San Jose, California: KLIV 1590:
Requests daytime power increase to 6,200 watts (remains 5,000 watts night), directional at night only.  Relocate 860m to the KVVN-1430 site.

Meriden, Connecticut: WBOM 1470:
Calls changed from WMMW.

Apopka, Florida: WNDO 1520:
Calls changed from WBZW.

Clayton, Georgia: WFSC 1050:
Requests power reduction to 250 watts daytime/180 watts night, 34-51-45/83-24-23.
Relocate from Franklin, South Carolina to the site of defunct WGHC-1400.
"Backfill" for move of WRBN-96.3 Clayton to 95.7 Toccoa.  FCC does not allow removal of a city's only station; WRBN was the only station licensed to Clayton.

Somonauk, Illinois: WSPY 1480:
Requests power reduction to 250 watts non-directional daytime only, 41-40-06/88-34-06; city from Geneva.  Site is between Plano and Sandwich and is near the WSPY-FM studios.

Monroe, Louisiana: KLIC 1230:
Expires June 1st.

Orleans, Massachusetts: WFPB 1170:
Requests 1,000 watts daytime-only non-directional, 41-46-44/70-00-28.  Move 260 meters, and use a "High-Efficiency Broadband Antenna" requiring no ground system and no more than 15m tall.

Gulfport, Mississippi: WGCM 1240:
Requests power reduction to 940 watts day & night non-directional, 30-25-46/89-01-08.
Granted.

Hattiesburg, Mississippi: WORV 1580:
Expires June 1st.

Holly Springs, Mississippi: WKRA 1110:
Expires June 1st.

Meridian, Mississippi: WMOX 1010:
Expires June 1st.

Chester, Virginia: WJFN 820:
Calls changed from WNTW.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

FCC AM items

Mooresville, Alabama: WWTM 1390:
Granted move from 1400 Decatur, 310 watts non-directional daytime only, 34-41-18/86-49-12.

Mena, Arkansas: KENA 1450:
OFF Apr. 12th, lightning damage.

Meriden, Connecticut: WBOM 1470:
Calls changed from WMMW.

Fort Myers, Florida: WFSX 1240:
Granted correction of coordinates to 26-37-40/81-49-51.

South Daytona, Florida: WPUL 1590:
OFF Mar. 11th, arson.

Honolulu, Hawaii: KWAI 1080:
Granted correction of coordinates to 21-19-27/157-52-47.

Deerfield, Illinois: WEEF 1430: 
Requests night power increase from 750 watts to 1,020.

East Moline, Illinois: WDLM 960:
Wishes to drop one tower of two-tower directional array and reduce power to 520 watts daytime/15 watts night, non-directional.

Port Sulphur, Louisiana: KAGY 1510:
Requests power increase to 3,800 watts non-directional daytime.  Supercedes permit to move to new site -- will remain at existing site.

Butte, Montana: KXTL 1370:
OFF Mar. 24th, transmitter failure.

Niagara Falls, New York: WHLD 1270:
Granted Special Temporary Authority for 1,250 watts daytime/250 watts nighttime non-directional.  Antenna tuning box physically damaged making directional operation impossible.

Rocky Mount, North Carolina: WRMT 1490:
OFF Mar. 25th, "limited staff and program source"

Wendell, North Carolina: WETC 540:
Granted night power increase from 500 watts to 4,400.

Morristown, Tennessee: WMTN 1300:
Requests correction of coordinates to 36-12-25/83-19-59.

Prosser, Washington: KZXR 1310:
OFF Apr. 23rd, economic reasons/coronavirus.

Jackson, Wyoming: KSGT 1340:
OFF Mar. 16th, leaving site formerly shared with KJCV-1450.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

FCC AM changes

Palmdale, California: KUTY 1470:
Application to change site to 34-42-43/118-10-37, sharing a tower with KOSS-1380 Lancaster.  3,500/180 ND.

Deerfield, Illinois: WEEF 1430:
Application to increase nighttime power & change antenna pattern; 1,600/1,020 DA-2.

Longview, Texas: KFRO 1370:
Application to remove two towers and go non-directional at night, reducing night power to 100 watts.  Other two towers were damaged by vandals & it's not economical to replace them.

Friday, April 17, 2020

FCC AM changes

Brantley, Alabama: WXKD 920:
Calls changed from WEZZ.

Kenai, Alaska: KABN 960:
Requests power reduction to 1,000/1,000 ND, new site 60-34-02/151-07-57.  Site formerly used by deleted station KZXX-980.

Corona, California: KWRM 1370:
OFF April 14th, lost site.

Monterey, California: KIDD 630 & KNRY 1240:
Co-owned stations both off April 8th, lost revenue due to COVID-19.

Hartford, Connecticut: WPOP 1410:
Correct coordinates to 41-41-35/72-45-05.

Arcadia, Florida: WCXS 1480:
Calls changed from WFLN.

Honolulu, Hawaii: KHNR 690 & KGU 760:
Co-owned stations granted Special Temporary Authority to operate at half power.  To save on electric bill during revenue losses due to COVID-19.  Salem's four FM stations in Honolulu also have permission to operate at half power.

Terre Haute, Indiana: WPFR 1480:
OFF April 11th, equipment failure.

Gardiner, Maine: WHTP 1280:
Calls changed from WJYE.

Veazie, Maine: WHZP 1400:
Calls changed from WCYR.

Waseca, Minnesota: KFOW 1170:
Calls changed from KOWZ.

Meridian, Mississippi: WMOG 910:
Calls changed from WALT.

Kansas City, Missouri: KDMR 1190:
Requests power reduction to 3,700/160 ND and site change to 39-06-30/94-29-53.

Bozeman, Montana: KBOZ 1090:
Requests Special Temporary Authority to operate at 1,250/1,250 ND pending antenna repairs.

Bozeman, Montana: KOBB 1230:
Requests Special Temporary Authority to operate at 965/965 ND, temporary long-wire antenna at KOZB (FM) site, 45-39-26/110-48-22.  Tower destroyed by backhoe.

Las Vegas, Nevada: KRLV 920:
Calls changed from KBAD.

Las Vegas, Nevada: KKGK 1340:
Calls changed from KRLV.

Mineola, New York: WTHE 1530:
Requests frequency change from 1520 & power increase to 10,000 ND-D.  Will continue to share on the WHLI 1100 tower, 40-41-06/73-36-35.
Granted.

Niagara Falls, New York: WEBR 1440:
Calls changed from WJJL.

Wanchese, North Carolina: WOBX 1530:
OFF April 1st, lost revenue due to COVID-19.

Astoria, Oregon: KKOR 1230:
Correct coordinates to 46-11-24/123-49-39.

Warren, Pennsylvania: WICU 1310:
Calls changed from WNAE.

Jamestown, Tennessee: WCLC 1260:
OFF March 12th, transmitter failure.

Tazewell, Virginia: WTZE 1470:
Requests Special Temporary Authority for reduced power of 1kw pending transmitter repairs.

Thursday, April 09, 2020

FCC AM actions

Niagara Falls, New York: WJJL 1440:
Requests site change to 43-04-52/79-00-58.
(Google Street View from September 2017 shows an AM station already here, but FCC records don't show any other AM sites within 2km)

FCC AM actions

Thousand Palms, California: KGAY 1270:
Requests, and granted, STA for unspecified reduced power pending transmitter repairs.


South Beloit, Illinois: WBEL 1380:
Requests, and granted, STA for 500 watts day & night non-directional pending modification to new transmitter to handle full power.


Friday, April 03, 2020

FCC AM changes

Prescott, Arkansas: KTPA 1370:
Requests STA to operate at half power (500 watts). Exhaust fan failure; transmitter would overheat if operated at full power.


New Orleans, Louisiana: WYLD 940:
Granted STA for 1,000 watts daytime; to operate at 10% power due to matching network failure. Night facility remains unchanged.


Baytown, Texas: KWWJ 1360:
Granted correction of coordinates to 29-46-29/95-00-55. Night power reduced to 800 watts. Tower heights were also wrong and interference to Mexico was predicted at original power of 1,000 watts.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

FCC AM items

Decatur, Arkansas: KFFK 1390:
Requests permission to reduce day power from 5kw to 800 watts; relocate transmitter to 36-24-41/94-27-03 (1st. Ave. SE, Gravette); and change city from Rogers. Same site as KREB-1190 below.


Gentry, Arkansas: KREB 1190:
Requests permission to reduce power from 5kw to 3kw; relocate transmitter to 36-24-41/94-27-03 (1st. Ave. SE, Gravette); and change city from Bentonville. Same site as KFFK-1390 above.


Creedmoor, North Carolina: WDRU 1030:
Requests STA to operate at reduced power of 18kw daytime only due to lightning damage.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

FCC AM items

Nome, Alaska: KICY 850:
Requests STA to operate at half power for financial reasons.


Mount Pleasant, Tennessee: WXRQ 1460:
Requests STA for 500/120 ND, 35-34-20/87-11-20, between Canaan Road and the Duck River.
Lost lease at old site.


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

FCC AM items

Santa Barbara, California: KZSB 1290:
Requests correction of coordinates to 34-25-08/119-41-14 & night power reduction to 114 watts.


Royal Oak, Michigan: WCHB 1340:
Requests STA for 400/1,000 ND; to drop daytime directional antenna & reduce power. Unknown problem with the other tower, and due to COVID-19 no crew can be obtained to repair it. WCHB is one of very few AM stations to be directional during the day and not at night.


Toledo, Oregon: KCUP 1230:
Requests coordinate correction to 44-37-51/123-56-44.


Tooele, Utah: KIHU-1010:
Requests STA to operate non-directional at night with 48 watts. Second tower fell during earthquake. Daytime facilities unchanged.


Friday, March 20, 2020

FCC AM item

Meridian, Mississippi: WMOG 910:
Calls changed from WALT.


FCC AM items

Show Low, Arizona: KXSL 1470:
Calls changed from KVSL.


Port Allen, Louisiana: WXOK 1460:
Requests transmitter move to 30-27-39/91-14-37 & power reduction to 4,000/280 ND.


Scranton, Pennsylvania: WAAF 910:
Calls changed from WBZU.
"Warehousing" calls used for years on 107.3 FM in Worcester, Mass..


Conway, South Carolina: WAYS 1050:
Calls changed from WRWM.


Friday, March 13, 2020

FCC AM item

Guymon, Oklahoma: 1210 KGYN:
Requests increase of daytime power from 10kw to 22kw.


Tuesday, March 10, 2020

FCC AM items

San Angelo, Texas: KGKL 960:
Granted permission to remove second tower & go non-directional at night. Night power to be reduced from 1,000 watts to 116 watts; day power unchanged.


Shenandoah, Texas: KRCM 1380:
Requests to move night site to the former KAMA-FM 104.9 tower at Pecan Grove southwest of Houston. (29-39-56/95-45-29 and also home of FM translator K264CN-100.7, which relays KQUE 980.) Will go non-directional at night at new site.


Friday, March 06, 2020

FCC AM items

Arcadia, Florida: WCXS 1480:
Calls changed from WFLN.


Commerce, Georgia: WJJC 1270:
Requests daytime power reduction to 1,000 watts; night to remain 173 watts.


Streator, Illinois: WSPL 1250:
Requests Special Temporary Authority for 110 watts daytime, 35 watts night, non-directional. Towers are not safe and have been (mostly) dismantled. Wishes to use just part of one tower on a temporary basis.


Veazie, Maine: WHZP 1400:
Calls changed from WCYR.


Waseca, Minnesota: KFOW 1170:
Calls changed from KOWZ.


Raleigh, North Carolina: WPTK 850:
Requests power reduction to 9,000/120 non-directional; to share on one of the WPTF-680 towers at 35-47-39/78-45-42.


Salisbury, North Carolina: WSTP 1490:
Requests site change to 35-40-45/80-30-22; to share on the WSAT-1280 tower.


Warren, Pennsylvania WICU 1310:
Calls changed from WNAE.


Friday, February 28, 2020

FCC AM items

Santa Barbara, California: KOSJ 1490:
Granted slight reduction in night power to 940 watts.


Upper Grand Lagoon, Florida: WLTG 1430:
Granted reduction in power to 125 watts day/60 watts night, non-directional
Site change to 30-10-44/85-46-55 (WILN-FM 105.9 tower);
City from Panama City.
Upper Grand Lagoon is an actual community, designated by the U.S. Census and with a population of about 13,000.


Murrayville, Georgia: WGTJ 1330:
Requests slight change in site to 32-22-12/83-56-54; add night power of 34 watts.


Holdrege, Nebraska: KUVR 1380:
Granted power reduction to 320 watts non-directional, daytime only.
Site change to 40-30-57/99-23-47; to share on one of co-owned KRVN-880's towers.


Niagara Falls, New York: WHLD 1270:
Granted Special Temporary Authority for 250 watts nighttime on the daytime pattern. Nighttime antenna tuner damaged.


Hillsboro, Oregon: KUIK 1360:
Requests Special Temporary Authority for 1,500 watts, directional at night only. Transmitter failure.
Filed as a request for 1,500 kilowatts (1.5 megawatts), obviously a typo!


Easton, Pennsylvania: WEEX 1230:
Requests daytime power increase from 840 watts to 1,000, and to drop daytime directional antenna.


Scranton, Pennsylvania: WAAF 910:
Calls changed from WBZU.
(The WAAF call letters were on an FM station near Worcester, Mass. for nearly fifty years. Entercom sold the FM station to K-Love and a callsign change is expected.)


Saturday, February 15, 2020

Recent AM changes

Presque Isle, Maine: WEGP 1390:
Requests Special Temporary Authority to operate at 25% power non-directionally. (2.5kw) Fire disabled directional antenna system.


Albuquerque, New Mexico: KDAZ 700:
Requests frequency change from 730 and reduction in power to 500/65 ND.


Greenville, South Carolina: WESC 660:
Requests power reduction to 5,000 watts (daytime only), non-directional, and relocation to WGVL-1440 site.

Granted, reduced, and relocated.

Monday, February 10, 2020

FCC AM items

Lake Worth, Florida: WWRF 1380:
Requests STA for 90 watts day & night, non-directional. Lost least. Temporary site at an office building on Dixie Highway in Lake Park.


Springfield, Missouri: KBFL 1060:
Requests daytime power increase to 2.5kw. Night power remains unchanged at 19 watts.