Sales and Transactions: April 2008 Archives

• Country WTWS FM 92.1 and Classic Hits WUPS FM 98.5 have been granted construction permits to swap their communities of license; WTWS will switch from Harrison to Houghton Lake with WUPS switching from Houghton Lake to Harrison. The change is being made by the stations' owner, Coltrace Communications, in order to move the operations of WTWS to the Houghton Lake area where it can be run in the same facility as WUPS. With the move of the WTWS transmitter from near Harrison to near Houghton Lake, the station will change its effective radiated power from 6,000 watts @ 299 feet to 920 watts @ 748 feet.

• Sports WDOW AM 1440 Dowagiac was granted a construction permit to increase its daytime power from 1,000 to 2,300 watts.

• Licenses were granted to the following new FM translators: W292DK 106.3 Westland, W252BX 98.3 Detroit (Educational Media Foundation); W284BQ 104.7 Warren, W288BT 105.5 St. Clair (Radio Assist Ministry).

• The transfer of translator W285DY 104.9 Ludington (WMLQ FM 97.7 Manistee) was granted by the FCC.

• FM translator W273BO 102.5 Manistee was granted a construction permit to move to FM 91.7.


• Sports WCCW AM 1310 Traverse City was granted a construction permit to increase its daytime power from 15,000 to 50,000 watts.

• Country WMKC FM 102.9 completed the change to its community of license to Indian River from St. Ignace.

• The FCC approved the purchase of Country/Full Service WMLM AM 1520 St. Louis by Krol Communications from Siefker Broadcasting.

• The Great Lakes Loons announced the purchase of WYLZ FM 100.9 Pinconning from the Last Bastion Trust (Citadel), with financial assistance from the Michigan Baseball Foundation, for $325,000 pending FCC approvals and closing. The station will officially be owned by Michigan Radio Communications, LLC.

• FCC approved the purchase of LPTV stations W11CZ (Ch. 11) Escanaba and construction permits W05CR (Ch. 5) Escanaba and W26DG (Ch. 26) St. Ignace by Hispanic Christian Community Network from John R. Powley.

WXPT FM 107.3 Powers was granted its license to cover (new sign-on, but believed to be silent at this time).


• New low power FM station WMRP-LP 104.7 Mundy Twp/Flint was granted its license to cover.

• A construction permit was granted to Charles C. Townsend III for new low power TV station W51EK Ch. 51 to be licensed to Marquette.

• Christian WTAC FM 89.7 Burton/Flint was granted a construction permit to increase power from 1,000 to 5,000 watts with a directional antenna.







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