Wednesday, December 29, 2021

AM items

Newport, Arkansas: KNBY 1280:
OFF Dec. 10th, tornado damage.

Grand Rapids, Michigan: WGVU 1480:
Muskegon, Michigan: WGVS 850:
Going permanently silent Jan. 7th according to station. 
The "paperwork" has been filed making this official.

Clinton, Missouri: KDKD 1280:
Going permanently silent Dec. 31st per DXer.
"paperwork" also filed for this one.

Orange, Texas: KOGT 1600:
Going permanently silent Dec. 31st per local DXer.
FCC filing confirms station went silent Jan. 1st but doesn't say the silence is permanent.

Farmville, Virginia: WFLO 870:
Going permanently silent Dec. 31st per local newspaper.  
(sold, along with WFLO-FM 95.7, to Educational Media Foundation/K-Love, but the AM station is unlikely to survive)

Monday, December 27, 2021

FCC items

San Bernardino, California: KTIE 590:
Requests STA for non-directional operation (both day & night) at up to 25% power; reduced-power directional operation; and/or directional operation with parameters out of tolerance.   Construction for KEZY-1240 to share the KTIE towers is underway.

Fort Pierce, Florida: WIRA 1400:
OFF Dec. 7th, lost programming source. 

Agana, Guam: KICH 630:
OFF Dec. 1st, transmitter failure.
Returned to the air Mar. 2nd.

Belmont, North Carolina: WCGC 1270:
OFF Jul 23rd, not financially viable during reduced-power operation.

Cleveland, Ohio: WWGK 1540:
OFF Dec. 20th, technical issues at transmitter.

Lumberton, Texas: KHTW 1300:
OFF Nov. 1st, electrical power requires repair & generator operation uneconomical.

Saturday, December 18, 2021

FCC items

Wetumpka, Alabama: WRBZ 1250:
Granted relocation to WMGY-800 site at 32-24-49/86-17-15, and reduction in power from 5,000 watts to 3,800 daytime and from 80 to 65 at night. 

Cortaro, Arizona: KVOI 1030:
Granted STA for 25% power (250 watts) at night pending repairs.

Sedona, Arizona: KAZM 780:
Requests removal of nighttime directional antenna & night power reduction from 250 watts to 95.
And removed/reduced.

Monterey, California: KSUR 630:
Calls changed from KIDD.

Palm River, Florida: WHOT 1590:
Calls changed from WTPA.

Pompano Beach, Florida: WTPA 980:
Calls changed from WHSR.

Pompano Beach, Florida: WWNN 1470:
Requests daytime power reduction from 50,000 watts to 30,000 and removal of two towers from nighttime array.  Amendment from 35,000 watts.

Idaho Falls, Idaho: KID 590:
OFF Nov. 1st, lost site.

Omaha, Nebraska: KIBM 1490:
Requests STA to operate from new site (shared with co-owned KCRO-660) pending grant of permanent license.
Granted, at reduced power of 930 watts.
Requested permanent license at 970 watts day/900 watts night.

Winston-Salem, North Carolina: WWNT 1380:
Requests STA for reduced power of 1,000 watts pending transmitter repairs and reconnection to utility power.  (currently operating from generator)  Granted.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania: WRKY 1490:
Calls changed from WLPA.

Cypress, Texas: KYND 1520:
Requests STA for unspecified reduced power pending repair/replacement of antenna monitor.

University Park, Texas: KZMP 1540:
OFF Dec. 7th, lost site.

Manassas, Virginia: WKDV 1460:
OFF Dec. 4th, lost site.

Portsmouth, Virginia: WTJZ 1650:
Calls changed from WHKT.

Winchester, Virginia: WZFC 1400:
Requests relocation to WXVA-610 tower at 39-07-26/78-12-44.  
Same facilities as existing STA but at increased power of 1,000 watts.

Portage, Wisconsin: WEZY 1350:
Calls changed from WPDR.

Saturday, December 11, 2021

FCC items

Fort Payne, Alabama: WFPA 1400:
OFF July 28th to save money pending acquisition of tower site.

Cortaro, Arizona: KVOI 1030:
Requests STA for 25% nighttime power (250 watts) due to technical difficulties.
STA granted.

Pueblo, Colorado: KFEL 970:
Granted STA for reduced daytime power of 900 watts (vs. 5,000 licensed), transmitter malfunction.
Power further reduced to 200 watts Jan. 19th.

Pottsville, Pennsylvania: WPPA 1360:
Granted STA for 25% power (1,250 daytime, 125 watts night); feedlines for directional antenna stolen.

Georgetown, South Carolina: WLMC 1470:
Requests STA for 250 watts daytime, 36 night, non-directional sharing on the WGTN-1400 tower pending permission for permanent use.
Application for this permanent use has been filed, specifying 420 watts day, 90 at night.
STA granted.

Houston, Texas: KEYH 850:
Requests STA for wire antenna adjacent to 240' tower at 29-49-34/95-22-37, 100 watts pending arrangement of permanent antenna.  Lost site.  I suspect the engineer is a ham as this is the first time I've seen a grid square specified for a broadcast tower.  (EL29ht) 
STA granted.

Friday, December 03, 2021

FCC items

Busy this week!

Somerville, Alabama: WAFN 1310:
Calls changed from WKZD.

Newnan, Georgia: WRZX 1400:
Requests power reduction from 1,000 watts to 700 & relocation to 33-22-31/84-47-08.
Granted.  New site is that of WNEA-1300.

Honolulu, Hawaii: KSSK 590:
Honolulu, Hawaii: KHVH 830:
Honolulu, Hawaii: KIKI 990:
Request power increases from 7.5 to 7.8kw; from 10 to 11kw; and from 5 to 5.7 kw after shortening shared antenna by removing antenna for KUBT-FM.
All three increases granted.

Lafayette, Indiana: WSHY 1410:
Power reduced from 1,000/60 to 260/29; directional antenna removed.

Shelbyville, Indiana: WSVX 1520:
OFF Nov. 11th, equipment failure.

Rochester, Minnesota: KOLM 1520:
Requests STA to operate non-directionally at night at 25% power (200 watts) pending repairs.  Daytime facilities not affected.  Granted.

Rockville, Minnesota: KYES 1180:
Granted STA for reduced daytime power of 9,000 watts (vs. licensed 50,000) pending tuning system repairs.

Quitman, Mississippi: WQMS 1500:
Requests STA for 450 watts non-directional daytime only to a 75m longwire.  Lost site.  STA granted.

Farmington, New Mexico: KRZE 1280:
Relocated to KNDN-960 tower & reduced night power from 108 watts to 95.  (day power not affected)

Peralta, New Mexico: KVVD 1100:
New station on the air, 1,000 watts daytime only non-directional, 34-51-25/106-41-33.

New City, New York: WRKL 910:
OFF Oct. 22nd, landowner removed equipment by mistake.

Bellaire, Ohio: WLYV 1290:
Calls changed form WLIE.

Canton, Ohio: WINW 1520:
OFF Nov. 7th, lost temporary site.

Hampton, South Carolina: WHGS 1270:
Requests STA for 1,000 watts non-directional daytime only with longwire on existing tower.  Financially unable to repair licensed antenna.
STA granted.

Aberdeen, South Dakota: KSDN 930:
Requests removal of directional antenna and reduction of daytime power from 5,000 watts to 1,000 and night power from 1,000 watts to 270.

Brentwood, Tennessee: WNSR 560:
Requests move of day site to WENO-760 tower (night facility is already there) and reduction of power from 4,500 watts to 2,000.  Night facility not affected.

Newport News, Virginia: WPMH 1270:
Portsmouth, Virginia: WHKT 1010:
Swapped calls.

Clarksburg, West Virginia: WXKX 1340:
Relocated slightly to 39-17-21/80-18-54; power reduced from 1,000 watts to 760.