Friday, August 27, 2021

FCC items

Chattahoochee, Florida: WJXO 1580:
Calls changed from WTCL.

Coral Gables, Florida: WQOS 1080:
Requests STA 5,000/5,000 ND; to operate non-directionally at reduced power pending repairs to transmission lines damaged by local electric utility.
STA granted.

Muncie, Indiana: WNAP 990:
Calls changed from WJCF.

Traverse City, Michigan: WCCW 1310:
Requests STA 3,250/1,875 non-directional; forced to relocate, temporary facility at new site.  Granted.

Crane, Texas: KXOI 810:
Requests STA to operate non-directionally at night at reduced power of 125 watts.

Friday, August 20, 2021

FCC items

Holbrook, Arizona: KDJI 1270:
OFF Aug. 7th, studios flooded. Returned to the air Aug. 5th. 

Sweetwater, Florida: WXBN 880:
Requests STA to operate non-directionally at reduced power of 1kw.  Literally told the FCC "WXBN has suffered from backhoe fade".  You can probably guess what that means, but this is the first time I've seen the term used in a formal filing.
STA granted.

Newnan, Georgia: WRZX 1400:
Calls changed from WCOH.

Chicago, Illinois: WXES 1110:
Calls changed from WMBI.

Bedford, Pennsylvania: WBFD 1310:
Requests daytime power reduction from 2,500 watts to 1,000.
Granted & reduced.

Bedford, Pennsylvania: WRAX 1600:
Requests daytime power reduction from 5,000 watts to 1,000; nighttime reduction from 28 watts to 18; and relocation to the WBFD-1310 tower.
Granted & relocated.

Ashland City, Tennessee: WNTC 790:
Calls changed from WCHQ.

Carrizo Springs, Texas: KBEN 1450:
OFF Aug. 23rd, economic reasons.

Childress, Texas: KCTX 1510:
Requests permanent relocation to the KCTX-FM 96.1 tower.  (it's already been there under Special Temporary Authority since 2019)
Relocation granted.

Middlebury, Vermont: WFAD 1490:
OFF Aug. 13th, tuning unit failure.

Madison, Wisconsin: WIBA 1310:
Requests daytime power reduction from 5,000 watts to 4,800; nighttime reduction from 5,000 watts to 1,400; and relocation to the WTSO-1070 array a few miles to the east.
Relocation granted.

Saturday, August 14, 2021

FCC items

Bentonville, Arkansas: KREB 1190:
Rogers, Arkansas: KFFK 1390:

Request STAs for 40 watts (KREB)/50 watts (KFFK) to a longwire antenna 50' long, 20' high at 36-23-17/94-11-35 pending relocation.  Site seems to be an existing tower on Tiger Blvd. and J Street.
STAs granted.
Stations went OFF Sept. 9th pending move to new site.

Wilmington, Delaware: WWTX 1290:
Requests STA to temporarily share on the WILM-1450 tower at 1.1kw pending replacement of WWTX's own tower.

Fort Walton Beach, Florida: WFDM 1400:
OFF Aug. 12th, lost tower.

Jupiter, Florida: WJBW 1000:
OFF July 21st, vandalism & delays in local permits for a more secure site.

Centerville, Indiana: WHON 930: 
OFF June 23rd, not economically viable & towers have been dismantled.
License canceled Sept. 21st.

Indianapolis, Indiana: WFNI 1070:
OFF Aug. 3rd, sold site.  
This site was a landmark along I-65 north of the city.  I drove past (twice) in late July and the towers were still standing.  They aren't anymore. Returned to the air Aug. 1st with 200 watts to a temporary whip antenna at the studio site.

Lake Charles, Louisiana: KXZZ 1580:
Requests STA to operate non-directionally at reduced power of ten watts to avoid running afoul of the off-over-a-year rule.  Station has been off since Hurricane Laura.

Adrian, Michigan: WABJ 1490:
OFF August 2nd, relocating studios.

Peralta, New Mexico: KVVD 1120:
Requests power to 1,000 watts daytime, non-directional, 34-51-25/106-41-33.

Fulton, New York: WOSW 1300:
OFF July 15th, storm damage.

Rossford, Ohio: WPAY 1520:
OFF July 16th pending equipment upgrades.
Returned to the air June 8th, 2022.

Winchester, Virginia: WZFC 1400:
Requests STA for 800 watts non-directional sharing on a WXVA-610 tower at 39-07-26/78-12-44.
STA granted.