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.

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.
Requests modification of STA for 450 watts.

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.