Calls changed from KCBR.
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.
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)
|5||WPHT||Philadelphia||01/10/22||WCAU, WOGL, WGMP, WPTS|
|7||WOR||New York City||02/20/22||Newark|
|9||KOMO||Seattle||03/09/22||KJR; swapped calls|
|13||WFAN||New York City||04/09/22||WEAF, WNBC, WRCA|
|16||KNBR||San Francisco||04/17/22||KPO, KNBC|
|17||KSL||Salt Lake City||04/21/22|
|20||WTAM||Cleveland||05/15/22||KYW, WKYC, WWWE|
|26||WABC||New York City||05/12/23||WJZ|
|27||KOKC||Oklahoma City||09/27/23||KFJF, KOMA|
|33||KAAY||Little Rock||12/19/24||KTHS Hot Springs|
|36||WCBS||New York City||03/26/25||WABC-WBOQ|
|37||WOWO||Fort Wayne||06/22/25||Converted to B|
|45||WFED||Washington||09/25/26||WJSV, WTFF, WTOP, WTWP, WWWT|
|51||WBBR||New York City||01/30/27||WODA, WAAM, WNEW. Signon date vague.|
|52||KGA||Spokane||02/04/27||Converted to B|
|55||WCKY||Cincinnati||09/16/29||WSAI Covington, Ky.|
|56||WFME||New York City||06/29/34||WQXR, WQEW|
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.