Entries in Sales and Transactions Category

• WPXD TV 31 Ann Arbor translator W48AV Detroit was granted a construction permit to flash cut to digital operations and will remain on Ch. 48.

• The FCC approved the sale of FM translators W247AM 97.3 Kalamazoo and W274AQ 102.7 Battle Creek from Calvary Radio Network to Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, Inc as part of a larger national transaction worth $2 million. Also included was WQKO 91.9 Howe, IN, the primary station for the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek translators.

 

• Smile FM's WSIS FM 88.7 Riverside/St. Joesph was granted its license to cover. The new station is licensed for 6,000 watts at 384 feet from a broadcast location between Benton Harbor/St. Joseph and South Haven. It first began operations on November 22nd at 5:00pm is part of the contemporary Christian Smile FM network now heard over the air across much of Michigan.

• No notable activity for January 5 - 9 and 12.

 

• Classic hits WUPF FM 107.3 Powers/Escanaba was granted its license to cover for a power increase to 50,000 from 25,000 watts. The station's antenna remains at 318 feet above average terrain west of Escanaba.

• No notable activity for January 14 - 16 and 21-22.

 

• Holy Family School was granted a construction permit for a new non-commercial educational FM station to be licensed to Tawas City on 88.9. The station would operate with 3,400 watts @ 302 feet from a tower near the center of Iosco county.

• No notable activity for January 26-28.

 

• Oldies WGTO AM 910 Cassopolis was granted a construction permit to increase daytime power from 1,000 to 5,700 watts and decrease nighttime power to 25 watts from 35 watts. The station will keep operating with a two-tower array both day and night.

• No notable activity for January 30 and February 2.

 

• FM translator W207BX 89.3 Caro was granted a construction permit to change frequency to 88.9 as W205CH. The translator rebroadcasts religious KAWZ FM from Twin Falls, Idaho.

• No notable activity for February 4 - 5.

 

 

• The construction permits for two Michigan LPTV stations, W05CR Ch. 5 Escanaba and W26DG Ch. 26 St. Ignace, were sold by Hispanic Christian Community Network to Confesora Peralta for $30,000 pending FCC approval and closing. Confesora Peralta, which is doing business as Alpena Broadcasting, has applied to extend the construction permits for these stations for eighteen months. W26DG was to expire on February 16th and W05CR on March 31st.

• The FCC dismissed the application for renewal of license for what was WOLY AM 1500, Battle Creek. The station has operated for an extended period without a license. FCC correspondence (.pdf).

• No notable activity for February 17 - 20.

 

• Trinity Broadcasting LPTV station W17CS Ch. 17 Marquette was granted a construction permit to flash cut to digital transmissions. Remaining on Ch. 17, W17CS will increase its effective radiated power and should expand its coverage area once it switches to digital.

• No notable activity for February 24.

 

WPON AM 1460 Walled Lake was granted a construction permit to move transmission site and modify power and patterns. Licensed daytime power will change from 1,000 watts / 4 towers to 670 watts / 4 towers. Licensed nighttime power will change from 760 watts / 3 towers to 175 watts / 3 towers. WPON will downgrade to Class D from Class B and its licensed location will move west from Benstein Rd. to between Wixom and Old Plank Rds near Maple Rd. A virtually identical consrtuction permit was granted in 2005 but never completed.

 

• The FCC has granted a petition to modify the FM table of allotments for Evart, Ludington, Pentwater, and Manistee. A new Class A allotment has been created that could provide Evart its first local service at FM 102.7. In order to 'make room' for this potential new station, WMOM Pentwater will move from 102.7 to 96.3, a presently vacant allotment at Ludington will change from 96.3 to 97.7, and WMLQ Manistee will shift from 97.7 to 104.3. The new 102.7 allotment to Evart and the currently vacant Ludington allotment will be auctioned off by the FCC at a later date; meanwhile WMLQ and WMOM will be required to apply for construction permits to change their frequencies and the ultimate permittee of 102.7 Evart will be required to reimburse the owners of WMLQ and WMOM for allowed expenses related to their respective frequency changes. FCC Report and Order (.pdf)

 

WYDM 97.5 Monroe was granted its license to cover for a power increase from 8 to 49 watts.

 

• No notable activity for March 2nd - 6th and 9th.

 

WLCM 1390 was granted its license to cover for a community of license change from Charlotte to Holt and change to two site operations with the station's new nighttime power increasing from 70 to 4,500 watts.

 

• Veritas Communications Corp. was granted a construction permit for a new FM radio station to be licensed to Athens, MI at 88.9. The construction permit specifies the Class A station would operate with 5,900 watts at 138 feet from an antenna located in Calhoun county south of Battle Creek.

 

• No notable activity for March 11th - 12th.

 

WFUP TV 45 Vanderbilt was granted a construction permit for its digital facilites on Channel 45 which will operate with 108,000 watts.

 

• Construction permit granted to WUPZ FM 94.9 to change its community of license from Crystal Falls to Chocolay Township and increase power from 6,200 watts @ 157 feet to 58,000 watts @ 456 feet. The station's broadcast location would also change from Iron to Marquette county.

 

• The proposal to change the digital TV allocation for WPXD Ann Arbor from channel 31 to channel 19 (with a move to Southfield) was terminated by the FCC because of a conflict with a DTV allocation in London, ON. FCC Order (.pdf)

 

• No notable activity for March 17th - 19th.

 

WAAM AM 1600 Ann Arbor has withdrawn is application for a major change which would have moved the station into the Metro Detroit area if it had ultimately been approved by the FCC.

 

• No notable activity for March 23rd - 24th.

 

• Low power television translator W42CB Ch. 42 Hesperia, which rebroadcasts FOX affiliate WXMI Ch. 17 Grand Rapids, was granted a construction permit to flash cut its operations to digital on Ch. 42.

 

• Smile FM has been granted a construction permit for a new Class A station at 91.5 FM China Township (near Algonac) in St. Clair county. The station would operate with 1,050 watts @ 246 feet with a directional pattern that would cover southern St. Clair county.

 

WHYT 88.1 FM Imlay City (also owned by Smile FM) was granted a construction permit to increase its power from 400 watts (V) @ 581 feet non-directional to 12,500 watts @ 581 feet directional.

 

• The FCC gave final approval of the long outstanding deal between Clear Channel and Cumulus that resulted in 8 Michigan stations in Ann Arbor and Battle Creek shifting from Clear Channel ownership to Cumulus.

 

• No notable activity for March 30th - 31st, April 1st - 3rd, and April 6th.

 

• Best Media, owner of FM translator W206BI 89.1 Hamtramck, was fined a total of $2,000 for late license renewals and unauthorized operation for 4 of its translator stations. FCC Forfeiture Order (.pdf)

 

• The application to establish a new daytime-only station on AM 1020 Jenison/Grand Rapids was withdrawn and the station will not be built. It was to have moved from the Chicago area.

 

• The FCC changed the post-transition digital channel for WFQX TV Cadillac from Channel 47 to Channel 32. FCC Report and Order (.pdf)

 

• No notable activity for April 9th - 10th, 13th - 17th, and 20th.

 

• Country WTWS FM 92.1 and classic hits WUPS FM 98.5 were granted licenses to cover to swap their communities of license (WTWS now licensed to Houghton Lake, WUPS to Harrison). WTWS was also granted its license to cover for its new broadcast location - the station now operates from the same tower as WUPS in Roscommon county near Houghton Lake. Both stations are owned by Coltrace Communications.

 

• College WVAC FM 107.9 Adrian was granted its license to cover for changes (move to a new broadcast tower on Adrian's campus).

 

• No notable activity for April 22nd.

 

WCMW TV 21 Manistee was granted a construction permit to increase its power to 70,000 watts at 404 feet. The station currently operates with special temporary authority of 23,000 watts @ 404 feet.

 

• No notable activity for April 24th, 27th - 30th, May 1st, and May 4th - 8th.

 

W260BX 99.1 FM Lansing was granted a construction permit to increase power from 14 to 190 watts. Owner Family Life Radio has also requested special temporary authority to rebroadcast the signal of it's AM 1110 WUNN on this translator.

 

• Birach Broadcasting is acquiring WOAP AM 1080 Owosso and WCAR AM 1090 Livonia/Detroit from 1090 Investments, LLC for $1,025,000 pending FCC approvals and closing. WOAP and WCAR will be the 7th and 8th stations owned by Southfield-based Birach in Michigan - 1090 Investments exits radio ownership.

 

• No notable activity for May 12th - 14th.

 

• The FCC denied the petition by Christian Family Network for reconsideration of the cancellation of license and deletion of call sign of expired station DWOLY(AM), Battle Creek. FCC Letter (.pdf)

 

WDHS TV 8 Iron Mountain was granted a modification to its construction permit for its final digital facilities (also to be on Ch. 8) to bump up its effective radiated power from 9,300 watts @ 561 feet to 22,000 watts @ 561 feet.

 

• No notable activity for May 18th - 22nd and 26th.

 

• The sale of TV translators W05CR Ch. 5 Escanaba and W26DG St. Ignace from Hispanic Christian Community Network to Confesora Peralta was approved.

 

• No notable activity for May 28th - 29th.

 

WTVS-TV Ch. 56 Detroit was granted a construction permit granted to increase effective radiated power from 200,000 watts @ 1043 feet to 600,000 watts at the same height for its digital transmissions on Ch. 43.

 

• TV translator (WLUK Green Bay, WI) W40AN-D Ch. 40 Escanaba was granted its license to cover to switch to digital operations only on Ch. 40.

 

• Smile FM, owners of the contemporary Christian 'Smile FM' network heard across much of Michigan, has been granted a construction permit for a new Class A station to be licensed to Grosse Pointe Shores. The new 88.3 FM would broadcast from St. Clair Shores in Macomb Couny with 5,500 watts @ 164 feet (vertical polarization) and a directional antenna.

 

• No notable activity for June 3rd - 5th and 8th - 9th.

 

• Spring Arbor University's WJKN AM 1510 Jackson and KTGG AM 1540 Spring Arbor were both granted construction permits for changes. WJKN will remain at 5,000 watts as a daytimer, but change location from near Jackson to south of Spring Arbor (where KTGG currently operates from). The station will use a 2-tower array instead of the current 4 towers. KTGG will change its community of license to Okemos and move from Jackson county to Ingham county. It also will remain a daytime-only station; power will change from 450 watts (185 during critical hours) to 400 watts (219 critical hours) and continue to operate with a single tower.

 

• No notable activity for June 11th.

 

• The FCC approved the sale of WMQF TV 19 Marquette from the bankrupt Equity Media Holdings to MMMRC, LLC.

 

WDIV TV 4 Detroit (DTV Ch. 45) was granted a construction permit to change effective radiated power from 973,000 watts @ 922 feet to 872,000 watts @ 1004 feet. The station is operating with temporary authority of 540,000 watts @ 840 feet.

 

WCML TV 6 Alpena (DTV Ch. 24) was granted a construction permit to increase power from 106,000 to 300,000 watts.

 

WTLJ TV 54 Muskegon (DTV Ch. 24) was granted a construction permit to increase effective radiated power from 280,000 watts @ 922 feet to 310,000 watts @ 928 feet.

 

• No notable activity for June 16th.

 

• Soft rock WKQS FM 101.9 Negaunee/Marquette was granted a construction permit to change effective radiated power from 12,000 watts @ 1007 feet to 13,000 watts @ 938 feet.

 

• News/talk WSGW-FM 100.5 Carrollton/Saginaw was granted a construction permit granted to increase power from 3,000 to 6,000 watts and change to a directional pattern.

 

WMQF TV 19 Marquette was granted a construction permit for modified digital facilities on Ch. 19 (another modification was approved days later by the FCC).

 

• Great Lakes Community Broadcasting / Great Lakes Broadcast Academy had licenses or construction permits canceled and/or deleted by the FCC because they expired: WQLO FM 89.7 Lake Odessa, WAAQ FM 88.1 Rogers Heights, WJCQ FM 89.7 Jackson, WPQZ FM 88.1 Muskegon, W207BL FM 89.3 Pinnebog, W206AZ FM 89.1 Fremont, and W211BI FM 90.1 Ann Arbor. FCC Memorandum Opinion and Order (.pdf)

 

• The FCC approved the sale of low power TV station WUDT-CA Ch. 23 Detroit to Word of God Fellowship from the bankrupt Equity Broadcasting.

 

WMSH-FM 99.3 Sturgis was granted a construction permit to increase radiated power from 3,000 watts @ 328 feet to 4,400 watts @ 328 feet.

 

• No notable activity for June 22nd.

 

WJBK TV 2 Detroit (DTV Ch. 7) was granted a modification to its construction permit to change effective radiated power to 27,200 watts @ 1030 feet with a directional antenna.

 

• Soul's Harbor Assembly of God Church was issued a $500 forfeiture by the FCC to Low-Power FM Station WRDS-LP Roscommon for late license renewal and unlicensed operations. Forfeiture Order (.pdf)

 

WGVU-TV 35 Grand Rapids (DTV Ch. 11) was granted a construction permit granted to modify effective radiated power from 50,000 watts @ 781 feet to 41,500 watts @ 853 feet.

 

• The FCC approved the sale of low power TV station WUHQ-LP Ch. 29 Grand Rapids to Word of God Fellowship from the bankrupt Equity Broadcasting.

 

• The FCC approved the sale of AM stations WOAP 1080 Owosso and WCAR 1090 Detroit to Birach Broadcasting from 1090 Investments, LLC.

 

• Soft rock WKQS FM 101.9 Negaunee/Marquette was received its license to cover for a change to its effective radiated power from 12,000 watts @ 1007 feet to 13,000 watts @ 938 feet.

 

• No notable activity for June 25th - 26th and 29th.

 

• Contemporary hits WUPZ FM 94.9 was granted its license to cover to change community of license from Crystal Falls to Chocolay Township (Marquette area) and increase power from 6,200 watts @ 157 feet to 58,000 watts @ 456 feet. The station's broadcast location changed from Iron to Marquette county.

 

WOUF FM 92.3 Beulah was granted its license to cover for changes (broadcast tower relocation from Manistee to Benzie county). The station previously changed frequency from 92.1 to 92.3 and increased power to 50,000 watts.

 

• The FCC dismissed the major change application to change the community of license of WCXI 1160 AM Fenton to Wixom. FCC Letter (.pdf)

 

• The Ludington translator of WMLQ 97.7 Manistee (W285DY FM 104.9) was granted a construction permit to change location and power from 250 watts to 19 watts @ 331 feet.

 

WYGN-LP Ch. 12 Berrien Springs was granted its license to cover for digital companion channel on Ch. 10).

 

• No notable activity for July 6.

 

• WPXD TV Ch. 31 Ann Arbor has submitted another proposal to the FCC in an attempt to move in to the Detroit market. After it's previous proposal was rejected to use Ch. 31 due to issues with possible interference in Canada, ION now proposes using Channel 50 on a broadcast tower in Southfield. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (.pdf)

 

• Partnership Ministries (dba Passion Communications) is purchasing WPRJ FM 101.7 Coleman and FM translator W244BS 96.7 Alma from Come Together Ministries for $100,000 pending FCC approval and closing. Passion Communications has been programming WPRJ since 2008.

 

WYCE FM 88.1 Wyoming has been granted a construction permit to increase power from 7,000 to 10,000 watts and modify it's directional antenna.

 

• No notable activity for July 10.

 

W27CN LPTV Ch. 27 Lansing was granted its license to cover for converting from analog to digital broadcasting.

 

 

W52CB Ch. 52 Muskegon (analog TV translator of WXMI Ch. 17 Grand Rapids) was granted a construction permit for digital facilities on Ch. 17 as W17DF-D. It will operate with 15,000 watts @ 420 feet.

 

• Birach Broadcasting closed on its purchase of WOAP AM 1080 Owosso and WCAR AM 1090 Livonia/Detroit.

 

• No notable activity for July 14-17.

 

 

• J&J Broadcasting is acquiring pop WIMI-FM 99.7 and country WJMS AM 590 Ironwood from Magellan/Barracuda Broadcasting (Armada Media) for $950,000 pending FCC approval and closing. J&J also owns WKMJ FM/WMPL AM in Houghton-Hancock and programmer and 50% owner of WUPY Ontonagon.

 

• No notable activity for July 21.

 

 

• CBS affiliate WJMN-TV Ch. 3 (DTV Ch. 48) Escanaba was granted a modification to its construction permit to change effective radiated power to 1,000,000 watts @ 1148 feet. The station continues to operate near Escanaba with temporary facilities while construction of its permanent digital facility is completed north of Escanaba.

 

• FM translator W239AU 95.7 Webberville was granted a construction permit to move to FM 95.9 as W240CG. The translator is owned by Educational Media Foundation and relays the group's contemporary Christian 'Air1' format.

 

• No notable activity for July 23-24.

 

 

• All Saints Catholic School of Alpena was granted a construction permit for a new non-commercial FM at 89.1 to be licensed to Alpena. The Class A station would operate with 750 watts @ 115 feet with a directional signal from north of Alpena.

 

• No notable activity for July 28.

 

 

• Langford Broadcasting agreed to purchase FM translator W209BC 89.7 Wakelee from Family Stations for $55,000 pending FCC approval and closing.

 

• No notable activity for July 30-31.

 

 

• The construction permit for the permanent digital facilities of WWJ-TV Ch. 62 Detroit (DTV Ch. 44) was modified from 345,000 watts @ 1060 feet to 425,000 watts @ 1060 feet.

 

 

• Packer Radio WION, LLC is purchasing FM translator W279AP 103.7 Ionia from Horizon Christian Fellowship pending FCC approval and closing. Packer Radio plans on rebroadcasting its full service WION AM 1430 Ionia on the translator.

 

 

• Baraga Broadcasting has been granted a construction permit for changes to FM translator W237CF 95.3 Mackinaw City. It will change frequency to 95.1 as W236BZ, change community of license to St. Ignace, increase power from 27 to 250 watts, and change physical location from Mackinaw City to St. Ignace. The translator rebroadcasts Baraga's religious WTCK FM 90.9 Charlevoix.

 

 

WPBN-TV Ch. 7 Traverse City was granted a construction permit for a DTV translator on Ch. 50 to be used to better serve the greater Traverse City area. WPBN was using this facility as its temporary DTV facilities and found that after moving to Ch. 7 in June many viewers were experiencing reception issues. WPBN has also petitioned the FCC to move its digital broadcasts to Ch. 47 from a new tower location in Kalkaska county.

 

 

WWTV-TV Ch. 9 Cadillac-Traverse City was granted a construction permit to increase the power of its final DTV facilities from 30,000 to 45,000 watts.

 

 

WFQX TV Cadillac was granted a construction permit granted to broadcast from WWTV's tower in northern Osceola county on Channel 32 with effective radiated power of 200,000 watts @ 1384 feet.

 

WHWG FM 89.9 Trout Lake was granted a construction permit granted to increase power from 500 to 1,000 watts.

 

• No notable activity for August 11-12.

 

 

WKAR TV Ch. 23 East Lansing (DTV Ch. 40) was granted a construction permit granted to maximize digital facilities, increasing power from 50,000 to 425,000 watts.

 

 

• The FCC has modified the Post-Transition Table of DTV Allotments to reflect that WPXD-TV 31 Ann Arbor will be moving from Ch. 31 to Ch. 50. The station will apply for a construction permit for DTV Ch. 50 in Southfield which will shift its broadcast area to the east and add approximately 1.8 million viewers to its over-the-air coverage area. FCC Report & Order (.pdf)

 

• No notable activity for August 17.

 

 

• The construction permit for WJOM FM 88.5 Eagle to increase power from its current 4,300 watts has been modified from 10,000 watts @ 289 feet to 25,000 watts @ 131 feet.

 

 

• Low power TV station WLPC-LP Ch. 26 Detroit was granted a construction permit for a digital companion channel on Ch. 40.

 

• No notable activity for August 20-21 and 24.

 

 

WPBN-TV Ch. 7 Traverse City proposed to the FCC a channel substitution for the station's digital operations from channel 7 to channel 47. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (.pdf)

 

• No notable activity for August 26-27.

 

 

WWKM FM 89.1 Imlay City was granted a construction permit granted to change frequency to 88.9 and change power to 6,000 watts (vertical) @ 262 feet with a directional antenna. The station's location would move from Lapeer county to Macomb county northwest of Romeo.

 

• Heartland Communications, the company that owns WIKB-FM/AM 99.1/1230 Iron River, sold part of the company to NorthStar Properties, LLC for $700,000. The transaction also involved a number of stations in northern Wisconsin.

 

 

• The FCC approved the sale of WIMI-FM 99.7 and WJMS AM 590 Ironwood to J & J Broadcasting from Magellan/Barracuda Broadcasting (Armada Media). Sale price was $950,000.

 

• No notable activity for September 1-2.

 

 

• Children's pop WFDF AM 910 Farmington Hills/Detroit was granted its license to cover for a nighttime power change to 25,000 watts from 19,000 watts.

 

• No notable activity for September 4 and 8.

 

 

• Religious WHWG-FM 89.9 Trout Lake was granted its license to cover for a power change from 500 to 1,000 watts.

 

• FM translator W285DY 104.9 Ludington (WMLQ/Manistee) was granted its license to cover to change location and power from 250 watts to 19 watts @ 331 feet.

 

 

WILX-TV 10 Onondaga/Lansing was granted a construction permit to increase digital power from 14,800 to 30,000 watts.

 

• No notable activity for September 11.

 

 

• Swick Broadasting agreed to purchase FM translators W223AM 92.5 Bronson and W258AO 99.5 Hillsdale from Horizon Christan Fellowship for $30,000. The application states both translators would be used to fill in WNWN-FM 98.5 Coldwater.

 

• BAG, LLC agreed to purchase LPTV station WMKG-CA 38 Muskegon from Kelley Enterprises for $250,000 pending FCC approval and closing.

 

• Baraga Broadcasting was granted its license to cover to change FM translator W237CF 95.3 Mackinaw City; It has changed frequency to 95.1 as W236BZ, changed community of license to St. Ignace, increase power from 27 to 250 watts, and changed physical location from Mackinaw City to St. Ignace.

 

 

• Central Michigan University is acquiring FM translator W214BH 90.7 Mt. Pleasant from Great Lakes Community Broadcasting for $5,000 pending FCC approval and closing. The application states the translator will be used to rebroadcast CMU's WMHW-FM 91.5 Mt. Pleasant.

 

 

• Radioactive, LLC is selling the construction permit for WRAX-FM 98.9 Walhalla/Ludington to Beaubark Communications, LLC for $210,000 pending FCC approval and closing.

 

 

• LPTV station W48CL Ch. 48 Grand Rapids was granted a construction permit to flash cut to digital operations (station will remain on Ch. 48).

 

 

• The construction permit for public WLNZ FM 89.7 Lansing to increase power was modified from 1,200 watts @ 95 feet to 1,000 watts @ 120 feet. The station's new facilities would give it much better coverage of the Lansing area.

 

• The FM translator for WSAE FM Spring Arbor on 99.5 in Kalamazoo was granted its license to cover for changes. W258AH now operates with 13 watts @ 361 feet.

 

 

• Country WJMS AM 590 Ironwood has been granted a construction permit to remove one of the towers from the station's nighttime array. WJMS will reduce nighttime power from 1,000 to 900 watts using 2 towers instead of 3; daytime power will remain at 5,000 watts using one tower.

 

 

• The FCC granted the voluntary assignment of license for FM translator W209BC 89.7 Wakelee from Family Stations to Larry Langford, Jr. Sale price was $55,000.

 

 

• The FCC granted the voluntary transfer of the licenses for Christian contemporary WPRJ FM 101.7 Coleman and its Alma translator (96.7 W244BS) from from Come Together Ministries to Partnership Ministries (dba Passion Communications).

 

• No notable activity for September 24-25 and 28-29.

 

 

• Construction permits granted to FM translator W223AM 92.5 Bronson to move to 92.7 as W224BY and to FM translator W258AO 99.5 Hillsdale to move to 100.1 as W261BP. Both translators would move slightly to the south and are being purchased by Swick Broadcating from Horizon Christian Fellowship.

 

• No notable activity for October 1-2.

 

 

• The FCC has approved the proposal for WPBN TV Ch 7 Traverse City to change its digital channel to 47. FCC Report and Order (.pdf)

 

• No notable activity for October 6-7.

 

 

WMSH-FM 99.3 Sturgis was granted its license to cover for a power increase to 4,400 from 3,000 watts.

 

 

• FM translator W214BH 90.7 Mt. Pleasant was granted a construction permit to move to the broadcast tower Central Michigan University uses to broadcast WMHW-FM from; CMU is acquiring W214BH from Great Lakes Community Broadcasting.

 

 

• FM translator W209BC 89.7 Wakelee was granted a construction permit to change frequency to 90.3 as W212CK.

 

• No notable activity for October 14-15.

 

 

• Classic hits WLKM-FM 95.9 Three Rivers was granted its license to cover to increase power to 3,600 watts @ 425 feet from 3,000 watts @ 289 feet. The station's pattern is now directional from a new tower location just to the southeast of its old location.

 

• FM translator W214BH 90.7 Mt. Pleasant was granted a modification to its construction permit; it will change frequency to FM 101.3 as W267BD and reduce power from 100 to 1 watt and operate with a directional pattern from WMHW-FM's tower.

 

• No notable activity for October 19.

 

 

• Classic hits WUPT FM 100.3 Gwinn/Marquette was granted a construction permit to increase effective radiated power from 66,000 watts @ 456 feet to 100,000 watts @ 512 feet.

 

• Contemporary hits WUPZ FM 94.9 Chocolay Twp/Marquette was granted a construction permit to increase effective radiated power from 58,000 watts @ 456 feet to 100,000 watts @ 512 feet.

 

 

• FM translators W224BY 92.7 Bronson and W261BP 100.1 were granted their licenses to cover; both changed frequency and tower locations.

 

• FM translator W212CK 90.3 Wakelee was granted a construction permit to change frequency to 101.1 as W266BS.

 

 

WPXD-TV Ch. 31 Ann Arbor was granted a construction permit to move its DTV signal to Ch. 50 from Southfield. If constructed, WPXD will for the first time have a full-market signal across metro Detroit.

 

• The FCC granted the voluntary assignment of license for FM translator W279AP 103.7 Ionia from Horizon Christian Fellowship to Packer Radio WION, LLC.

 

• No notable activity for October 23.

 

 

• FM translator W224BY 92.7 Bronson has been granted a construction permit to move to Angola, Indiana and increase power. The station will be used as a fill-in for WLKI FM 100.3 Angola.

 

 

• Smile FM has been granted a construction permit for a new FM station on 89.3 to be licensed to Harbor Beach. The Class C3 station would operate 12,000 watts @ 476 with a directional pattern from a tower located south of Bad Axe.

 

• Construction permit granted to FM translator W261BP 100.1 Hillsdale to move to 100.7 as W264CB and change community of license to Reading. The translator would also move to the southwest.

 

• No notable activity for October 28.

 

 

• FM translator W230BI 93.9 Lapeer has been sold by Edgewater Broadcasting to Radio Power for $50,000 pending FCC approval and closing.

 

• The FCC approved the purchase of LPTV station WMKG-CA 38 Muskegon by BAG, LLC from Kelley Enterprises. Sale price was $250,000.

 

• The FCC approved the purchase of FM translators W224BY 92.7 Bronson and W261BP 100.1 Hillsdale by Swick Broadcasting from Horizon Christian Fellowship. Sale price was $30,000.

 

• The FCC also approved the purchase of the construction permit for FM station WRAX-FM 98.9 Walhalla/Ludington from Radioactive, LLC to Beaubark Communications, LLC. Sale price was $210,000.

 

 

• Horizon Christan Fellowship is selling FM translator W286AU 105.1 Allegan to World Radio Link for $9,500 pending FCC approval and closing.

 

• No notable activity for November 2.

 

 

• The FCC approved the purchase of FM translator W214BH 90.7 Mt. Pleasant by Central Michigan University from Great Lakes Community Broadcasting. Sale price was $5,000.

 

 

• Radio Power is acquiring FM translator W284BQ 104.7 Warren from Radio Assist Ministry for $40,000 pending FCC approval and closing.

 

 

• License to cover granted to FM translator W264CB 100.7 Reading which moved from W261BP 100.1 Hillsdale.

 

 

• Construction permits were granted to WBNZ FM 92.3 and WOUF FM 99.3 which will swap their communities of license. WBNZ 92.3 will change from Beulah to Frankfort and WOUF 99.3 will change from Frankfort to Beulah.

 

• Construction permit granted to FM translator W264CB 100.7 Reading to move to 101.3 as W267BE and change community of license to Montgomery. The translator would also move to the southwest.

 

• No notable activity for November 9-10.

 

 

• Wayne Kowalski was issued a $500 forfeiture by the FCC to FM translator station W251AD 98.1 Alpena for late license renewal and unauthorized operations. Forfeiture Order (.pdf)

 

• No notable activity for November 13 and 16-17.

 

 

• Contemporary Christian WJOG FM 91.3 Good Hart/Petoskey (Smile FM) was granted its license to cover for a power increase from 600 to 6,000 watts.

 

• FM translator W260BX 99.9 Lansing was granted its license to cover to change its primary station to WUNN AM 1110 Mason.

 

• FM translator W266BS 101.1 Cassopolis was granted its license to cover to change its primary station to WGTO AM 910 Cassopolis, change its community of license from Wakelee to Cassopolis, and change frequency to 101.1 from 89.7.

 

 

• The construction permit for WMKT AM 1270 Charlevoix to increase daytime power to 50,000 watts from its current 27,000 was canceled at the request of WMKT. The station has filed for a new construction permit to increase daytime power to 50,000 watts.

 

• FM translator W264CB 100.7 Reading was granted a construction permit to change frequency to FM 101.3 as W267BE and move to Angola, Indiana. The translator's community of license will also change to Angola where it rebroadcast co-owned WLKI FM 100.3.

 

 

WPBN-TV Ch. 7 Traverse City was granted a construction permit for its permanent digital facilities on Ch. 47. WPBN-TV will broadcast from Kalkaska County and also use a fill-in translator on Ch. 50 to cover a portion of its former analog coverage area that would be without service with the move northeast.

 

• No notable activity for November 23.

 

 

• Full service WION AM 1430 Ionia was granted its license to cover for changing its daytime power from 5,000 watts using a 3-tower array (directional) to 4,700 watts using a single tower (omnidirectional).

 

 

• Adult Christian WCFG FM 90.9 was granted its license to cover. Owned by Cornerstone University, the new sign on rebroadcasts sister station WCSG FM 91.3 Grand Rapids.

 

• No notable activity for November 27 and 30, December 1 - 4.

 

 

• FM translator W267BD 101.3 Mt. Pleasant has been granted a construction permit to move to FM 101.1 as W266BU. The translator will be used to rebroadcast WMHW-FM 91.5 Mt. Pleasant; it'll increase power to 120 watts @ 456 feet with a directional antenna co-located with WMHW-FM.

 

• FM translator W279AP 103.7 Ionia has been granted a construction permit to move to FM 92.7 as W224BZ. The translator will be used to rebroadcast WION AM 1430 Ionia; it'll increase power to 212 watts @ 200 feet with a directional antenna co-located with WION.

 

• Horizon Christian Fellowship is selling FM translators W219DG 91.7 South Haven, W225BA 92.9 Hastings, and W243BH 96.5 Muskegon to World Radio Link. Sale prices and stations to be rebroadcast (according to documents filed with the FCC): W219DG- $11,500 WGNB-FM; W225BA- $10,000 WEMU-FM; W243BH- $10,000 WMBC-LP. World Radio Link is run by Clark Parrish who is/was also involved with Edgewater Broadcasting and Radio Assist Ministry, two other groups that have assembed large numbers of FM translators across the country.

 

• Roy E. Henderson (d.b.a. New Ulm Broadcasting Co.) has been granted a construction permit for a new low power digital TV station to be licensed to Traverse City on Channel 4. W04DJ-D would operate with 300 watts @ 551 feet from the same broadcast tower used by WLDR-FM 101.9.

 

• Partnership Ministries (d.b.a. Passion Communications) has closed on its acquistion of Christian contemporary WPRJ-FM 101.7 Coleman and FM translator W244BS 96.7 Alma.

 

• No notable activity for December 9 - 10.

 

• Up North Radio, LLC was granted a construction permit for a new FM station at 107.9 to be licensed to McBain. The Class A station would operate with 2,050 watts @ 568 feet from a transmitter location east of Cadillac in Missaukee county.

 

• No notable activity for December 14.

 

• FM translator W214BH 90.7 Mt. Pleasant was its license to cover for a frequency change to FM 101.3 as W267BD and power reduction from 100 to 1 watt.

 

• University of Michigan student operated WCBN FM 88.3 Ann Arbor has been granted a construction permit granted to increase power from 200 watts @ 177 feet to 3,000 watts @ 167 feet and change to a directional pattern. The most signal improvement will be in areas around Dexter, Saline, and Ypsilanti.

 

• FM translator W226BJ 93.1 Ionia granted license to cover (moved from 103.7 W279AP).

 

• The sale of FM translator W286AU 105.1 Allegan from Horizon Christian Fellowship to World Radio Link was approved by the FCC. Sale price was $9,500.

 

• TV translator W26BX-D Ch. 26 Kalamazoo (WTLJ Muskegon) was granted its license to cover for its digital flash cut.

 

• No notable activity for December 18.

 

• ChristianRadioBroadcasting.org was granted a construction permit for a new FM station on 91.3 to be licensed to Manistique. Operating from west of Manistique, the Class C2 station would operate with 15,000 watts @ 713 feet with a directional antenna.

 

• The sale of FM translator W284BQ 104.7 Warren from Radio Assist Ministry to Radio Power, Inc was approved by the FCC. Sale price was $40,000.

 

• The sale of the construction permit for FM station WRAX-FM 98.9 Walhalla/Ludington from Radioactive, LLC to Beaubark Communications, LLC will not be completed.

 

• No notable activity for December 23-24 and 28.

 

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