Sales and Transactions: November 2008 Archives

• Talk WPIQ FM 92.7 Manistique was granted a construction permit to change from a Class A station operating with 6,000 watts @ 157 feet to Class C2 which would broadcast with 24,500 watts @ 713 feet. The station's transmitter would also move from just east of Manistique to the west near the border of Schoolcraft and Delta counties. Coverage area of WPIQ would be greatly increased.

• Horizon Christian Fellowship was granted its license to cover for FM translator W242BP 96.3 Three Rivers. The translator was previously licensed at FM 106.9 as W295AK.

 

• Horizon Christian Fellowship was granted a construction permit to change the frequency of FM translator W242BP 96.3 Three Rivers to 96.9 as W245BM.

 

WUPT FM 100.3 Gwinn/Marquette was granted its initial license. The station signed on with a classic hits format as 100.3 The Point, Marquette's Classic Hits.

WWUP TV 10 Sault Ste Marie was granted a construction permit for its post-transition digital facilities. The station will continue to operate on Ch. 10 in February when its analog signal is turned off.

• FM translator W215AS 90.9 Muskegon was granted a construction permit to change frequency to 90.7 as W214CA.

 

• Smile FM was granted a license for WSLI FM 90.9 Belding. The station began operations as part of the Smile FM contemporary Christian network.

• Northern Christian Radio was granted a license for WZHN FM 91.3 East Tawas. The station has been heard carrying the programming of Northern Christian Radio even though it operates within the same area of NCR's FM 106.1 in the Tawas area.

 

• The Country King, Inc was granted a construction permit for a new FM station to be licensed to Harrison at 90.7. The station, which as of October 1 has the call sign WKKM, would operate at 100 watts @ 98 feet from near Harrison in Clare county and is owned by David Carmine who at one time owned what was WKKM on FM 92.1. According to the application for the station with the FCC, the educational objective of the station would be, "to educate, preserve, promote, and create an appreciation for the musical art form known as country music."

• The FCC approved the sale of Horizon Christian Fellowship's FM translator in Three Rivers (W245BM 96.9) to Impact Radio. Sale price was $11,000.

• No notable activity for August 6th, 7th, and 8th.

 

• Family Life Broadcasting was granted a construction permit for a new FM translator at 99.9 to be licensed to Lansing. The application for the translator lists WUFN 96.7 Albion as the station that W260BX would rebroadcast.

• Impact Radio was granted a construction permit to change the frequency of W245BM 96.9 Three Rivers to 97.1 as W246BW with a power increase from 4 to 115 watts.

 

• Central Michigan University was granted a construction permit for a new FM translator at 95.1 to be licensed to Traverse City. The application for the translator lists WCMW 103.9 Harbor Springs as the station that W236BU would rebroadcast.

• Sovereign City Radio Services closed on the purchase of two Upper Peninsula radio station construction permits from Advance Acquistion: AM 1490 Ironwood and AM 1490 Houghton.

•No notable activity for August 13th and 14th.

 

• Living Faith Fellowship and Outreach Ministries was granted a construction permit for a new FM station to be licensed to Constantine at 88.5. The station would operate with 9,700 watts @ 292 feet with a directional signal that would cover parts of St. Joseph and Cass counties.

• Said News Foundation was granted a construction permit for a new FM station to be licensed to Reed City at 91.9. The station would operate with 2,400 watts @ 226 feet with a directional signal that would cover parts of Osceola, Lake, Mecosta, and Newaygo counties.

WMQF TV 19 Marquette was granted a construction permit for its post-transition digital facilities. The station will continue to operate on Ch. 19 in February when its analog signal is turned off.

 

• The construction permit for WDPW 91.9 Greenville was modified; effective radiated power was changed from 3,000 watts @ 224 feet to 4,000 watts @ 207 feet. The station also applied for program test authority and for its license to cover.

 

• Korkee, Inc was granted a construction permit for a new FM station to be licensed to Grand Marais at 91.7. The station would operate with 30,000 watts @ 404 feet with a signal that would cover parts of Alger, Luce, and Schoolcraft counties.

 

• Class A TV station WOMS-CA 29 Muskegon was granted a construction permit for a flash cut (remaining on the same channel) for digital broadcasting. The station's digital coverage area would greatly increase over its current analog operations.

 

• Lud's Alpine, Inc. was granted a construction permit for a new FM translator at 104.1 to be licensed to Alpena. The application for the translator lists WKLZ-FM 98.9 Petoskey as the station that W281AY would rebroadcast.

• No notable activity for August 22nd.

 

• FM translator W245BM 96.9 Three Rivers was granted its license to cover for its move from 96.3.

 

• Larlen Communications was granted a license to cover for new FM station WXPZ 90.1 Clyde Twp (Allegan county). Programming on this station is not known at this time.

• Michiana Christian Broadcasters was granted a license to cover for new FM station WCWB 90.1 Coldwater. The station first started operations on July 15th and features religious programming from the Bible Broadcasting Network.

• No notable activity for August 27th and 28th.

 

• The post-transition DTV construction permit for WPXD DT 31 Ann Arbor was modified to change the effective radiated power from 105,600 watts @ 1076 feet to 184,000 watts @ 1076 feet.

Swick Broadcasting closed on its $3.8 million purchase of WMSH-FM/AM Sturgis, Indiana stations WLKI FM Angola and WTHD FM LaGrange, and WLZZ FM Montpelier, OH.

• The estate of John R. Powley was granted a construction permit for new LPTV station W25DX Escanaba.

• No notable activity for September 2 - 5.

 

• Educational Media Foundation was granted a license for WLVM 88.3 Ironwood. The station began operations as part of the contemporary Christian K-Love network.

• No notable activity for September 9th.

 

• Horizon Christian Fellowship was granted a license to cover for new FM station WTNP 91.9 Richland (Kalamazoo/Barry county area). Although Horizon Christian Fellowship is a religious-based organization, programming on WTNP is not known at this time.

 

• Sandy Shores Arts Society was granted a construction permit for a new FM station to be licensed to Ludington at 91.5. The station would operate with 610 watts @ 328 feet with a signal that would cover southwestern Mason county.

• No notable activity for September 12 and 15.

 

WUPF FM 107.3 Powers/Escanaba was granted its license to cover for changes (effective radiated power from 6,200 watts @ 82 feet to 25,000 watts @ 318 feet from a new tower location west of Escanaba) giving the station coverage of Escanaba. WUPF signed on again after being silent for several months as Radio Eagle 107.3, We Play Everything.

• No notable activity for September 16.

 

• Mentor Partners agreed to acquire the construction permit for FM translator W243BA 96.5 Big Rapids from Horizon Christian Fellowship for $8,000 pending FCC approval and closing.

• Powell Meredith Communications was granted a construction permit for a new AM station to be licensed to Marquette at 1430. The station would operate with 50,000 watts from a single tower during the day and with 2,000 watts from a 2 tower array at night.

• No notable activity for September 19 or 22.

 

• Confesora Peralta is acquiring the construction permit for LPTV station W26DF Ch. 26 Alpena from Dean M. Mosely for $15,000 pending FCC approval and closing. The construction permit for this station is set to expire on January 24, 2009.

• Horizon Christian Fellowship was granted a license to cover for FM translator W243BA 96.5 Big Rapids. The station is being sold to Mentor Partners which will likely use it to rebroadcast its WBRN AM 1460.

• No notable activity for September 24 or 25.

 

• LPFM station WGLN-LP 93.5 Cedar Lake was granted a construction permit to change effective radiated power from 94 watts @ 100 feet to 64 watts @ 123 feet.

• No notable activity for September 29.

 

• The estate of John R. Powley is selling 4 LPTV construction permits, including W25DX Ch 25 Escanaba and 3 others in Texas, to Hispanic Christian Community Network, Inc. for $20,000, pending FCC approvals and closing.

• The construction permit for a new AM 820 which would have been licensed to Escanaba has been canceled. The permit holder had been the estate of Lyle R. Evans.

 

• Cadillac Telecasting has successfully petitioned the FCC to allocate Channel 45 for the digital operations of its FOX affiliate WFUP TV 45 Gaylord. The station's previous owner had planned on ending the operation of WFUP upon the digital TV transition in February 2009 however Cadillac Telecasting plans to continue operating WFUP. FCC memorandum opinion and order (.pdf)

 

• The FCC approved the sale of FM translators W247AM 97.3 Kalamazoo and W274AQ 102.7 Battle Creek to Calvary Radio Network from CSN International as part of a larger national transaction worth $1.8 million. Also involved in the sale was WQKO 91.9 Howe, IN, the primary station for the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek translators. As the construction permit for WJCE FM 88.9 Elkton expired without being completed earlier in the summer, it was officially canceled and the call sign deleted by the FCC on September 2nd and will not be part of the Calvary Radio Network.

• No notable activity for October 3 and 6.

 

• FM translator W214CA 90.7 Muskegon was granted its license to cover. The station changed frequency to 90.7 from 90.9.

• No notable activity for October 8 - 10.

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• Great Lakes Radio received a construction permit to move classic rock WRUP FM 98.3 Munising into the Marquette market, essentially exiting Munising. The station would change its community of license to Palmer, move its broadcast location from Alger county into Marquette county where it would operate with 2,600 watts @ 1018 feet. The station's current facilities near Munising transmit with 32,000 watts @ 358 feet and only provides a marginal signal into Marquette.

• The post-transition DTV construction permit for WBSF-DT Ch. 46 Bay City/Saginaw was modified to increase effective radiated power from 18,000 to 70,000 watts. Once the facility is turned on in February, 2009 the increased power should help the station better cover its market area. WBSF does not have a companion digital channel, instead the station will flash-cut on or near February 17th when it turns off its analog transmitter and begins digital operations.

• The Battle Creek translator of soft rock/Christian WSAE FM at 92.3 (W222BB) was granted its license to cover for changes. The station changed its broadcast location and its effective radiated power from 120 watts to 80 watts @ 118 feet.

• LPFM station WGLN-LP 93.5 Cedar Lake was granted its license to cover for a change to its effective radiated power to 64 watts @ 123 feet from 94 watts @ 100 feet.

 

WPXD TV Ann Arbor has proposed changing its post-transition DTV allotment from Channel 31 to Channel 19. The proposal states the change would enable it to serve 145% of its current post-transition digital service area population should it be approved. If the station were to be approved and built according to the coordinates given in this proposal, the station would become a move-in and become a full-fledged Detroit station with its transmitter located near 11 Mile and Inkster Roads -- the same tower currently used by Channel 50 and the analog operation of Channel 56. FCC Notice of Proposed Rule Making (.pdf)

• No notable activity for October 16.

 

• The applications for the transfer of Ann Arbor stations WWWW-FM 102.9, WQKL-FM 107.1, WTKA AM 1050, and WLBY AM 1290 along with Battle Creek stations WBCK-FM 95.3, WBXX-FM 104.9, WBCK AM 930, and WBFN AM 1400 to Cumulus from Clear Channel in exchange for an FM station in Canton Ohio was refiled with the FCC. The original announcement of this exchange was first announced in November 2006 and although Cumulus has been operating the 4 Ann Arbor stations along with WBCK-FM and WBXX-FM for more than a year, the exchange has not been completed. Cumulus has also reapplied to transfer silent WBFN AM 1400 Battle Creek to Family Life Communications and to place WBCK AM into trust so it can also be sold.

 

• Packer Radio Greenville is acquiring classic country WSCG-FM 106.3 Lakeview and talk WSCG AM 1380 Greenville from Stafford Broadcasting for $195,000 pending FCC approvals and closing. Packer Radio is the current owner of Full Service WION AM 1430 Ionia.

• No notable activity for October 21 and 22.

 

• Radio Assist Ministry was granted a license to cover for a frequency change of FM translator W219DK 91.7 Manistee. The station previously was located at FM 102.5 as W273BO.

 

• The FCC approved the sale of WIDG AM 940 St. Ignace to Baraga Broadcasting from Northern Star Broadcasting. Sale price for the station was $100,000. WIDG, which had been silent since earlier in the year, is expected back on the air soon with a simulcast of the Catholic-based religious programming offered by Baraga's WTCK FM 90.9 Charlevoix.

• No notable activity for October 27.

 

• Classic rock WGFM FM 105.1 Cheboygan was granted its license to cover for completion of a construction permit that changed the station's effective radiated power from 100,000 watts @ 610 feet to 43,000 watts @ 968 feet and relocated the transmitter from central Cheboygan county to the southeast part of Charlevoix county. The changes effectively shifted the station's coverage area to the southwest of Cheboygan.

• Contemporary Christian WTLI FM 89.3 Bear Creek Twp (Boyne City) was granted a construction permit to increase radiated power from 17,000 watts (vertical polarization) @ 1023 feet to 50,000 watts (vertical polarization) @ 1023 feet with a directional antenna.

• No notable activity for October 29.

 

• FM translator W225AV 92.9 Bessemer was granted a construction permit to change its antenna location. The station rebroadcasts religious WRVM FM 102.7 Suring, WI.

 

WLLA TV 64 Kalamazoo has apparently become the first station in Michigan to complete the transition to digital-only television broadcasting after it was granted permission from the FCC to turn off it's analog transmitter. WLLA planned to cease its analog operations on Ch. 64 on November 1st and only offer its programming on DT Ch. 45 as of that date. Michiguide.com has not confirmed if WLLA is remapping it's Ch. 45 service to show as Ch. 64 on ATSC (DTV) receivers or not. FCC DA 08-2447 (.pdf)

• No notable activity for November 3 and 4.

 

• The FCC has granted the applications of WCAR AM 1090 Livonia and WOAP AM 1080 Waverly/Lansing to modify their broadcast operations. WCAR would increase daytime power to 1.0 kW and nighttime power 800 watts and modify both antenna patterns from its current 250 watts daytime and 500 watts nighttime operations. WOAP at Waverly would be granted nighttime operations at 4,500 watts. The FCC decision results in a change to the license of WTIC AM 1080 Hartford, CT, requiring that station to accept interference from WOAP to the station's skywave service area during the extended operation period of its daytime facilities between local sunset at Hartford and Dallas, TX when WTIC switches to its nighttime operations. FCC Memorandum Opinion and Order (.pdf)

 

• Pop WYDM FM 97.5 Monroe has been granted a construction permit to increase its effective radiated power from 8 to 49 watts. The station's antenna will remain at 135 above above the average terrain.

 

• Darby Advertising was granted a construction permit for a new FM radio station to be licensed to Paradise at 94.7. The construction permit for WUPN specifies the Class C3 station would operate with 25,000 watts @ 6 feet above average terrain from a tower location in Chippewa county.

• Impact Radio was granted its license to cover for the move of its FM translator of classic country WRCI AM 1520 in Three Rivers from 96.9 to 97.1 as W246BW. The translator also increased power from 4 to 150 watts.

 

• Mentor Partners purchase of FM translator W243BA 96.5 Big Rapids from Horizon Christian Fellowship was granted.

• The FCC approved Confesora Peralta's acquisition of the construction permit for LPTV station W26DF Ch. 26 Alpena from Dean M. Mosely. The construction permit for this station will expire on January 24, 2009.

• Also approved was the sale of 4 LPTV construction permits, including W25DX Ch 25 Escanaba and 3 others in Texas, from the estate of John R. Powley to Hispanic Christian Community Network, Inc.

 

• Country WFBE FM 95.1 Flint has been granted a construction permit to modify its broadcast facilities. The station's antenna will move slightly southeast from Flint to Burton to where sister station WTRX AM 1330 originates and change effective radiated power from 50,000 watts @ 243 feet to 34,000 watts @ 318 feet above average terrain. The station's pattern will remain directional toward the north and west.

• Jason Communications, former license holder of WDOW-FM/AM 92.1/1440 Dowagiac, (currently WHPD-FM and WDOW AM) received a $3,000 forfeiture order for failing to timely file license renewal applications for the stations in 2004 prior to their sale. FCC Forfeiture Order (.pdf)

• College WVAC-FM 107.9 Adrian was granted a construction permit to slightly modify its broadcast facilities. WVAC's antenna will be mounted on a new tower on Adrian College's campus and its average height above terrain will increase slightly from 81 to 84 feet and remain at 87 watts. The station is currently operating with special temporary authority while the work on the new tower is completed.

• No notable activity for November 13.

 

• Just months after acquiring them from CSN International for $1.8 million, Calvary Radio Network is selling FM translators W247AM 97.3 Kalamazoo and W274AQ 102.7 Battle Creek to Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, Inc as part of a larger national transaction worth $2 million. Also included in the sale is WQKO 91.9 Howe, IN, the primary station for the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek translators. The transaction is pending FCC approval and closing.

• No notable activity for November 17.

 

• The construction permit for WSIS FM 88.7 Riverside (South Haven / Benton Harbor area) was modified to specify effective radiated power of 6,000 watts @ 384 feet from a tower location on southwestern Van Buren county (co-located with WCXT FM 98.3). WSIS is owned by Smile FM which received the construction permit in November 2005.

 

• The construction permit for Kovas Communications construction permit to move WCGO AM to 1020 Jenison/Grand Rapids has been modified to change the broadcast location. The modified CP now shows WCGO would operate as a triplex with WJNZ AM 1140 and WPRR AM 1680 from east of Grand Rapids.

WCGO was granted its initial construction permit to move from AM 1600 in Chicago Heights, IL to Jenison on AM 1020 as a 10,000 watt daytime-only station in December 2007. WCGO, along with two other Chicago area AM stations, is being moved by Kovas in order to upgrade the company's WONX AM 1590 Evanston/Chicago.

• No notable activity for November 19 - 21.

 

Educational Media Foundation has been granted a construction permit to modify FM translator W252BX 98.3 which is licensed to Detroit. The translator, which has been heard rebroadcasting CBS Radio's smooth jazz WVMV-FM 98.7, will change to a directional antenna aimed primarily north-northeast.

• No notable activity for November 25 and 26.

 

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