Sales and Transactions: April 2010 Archives


• W262BD 100.3 Dimondale was granted a license to cover for the construction permit that changed the FM translator's effective power from 13 watts @ 394 feet to 22 watts @ 312 feet and moved its transmitter from south of Lansing to downtown Lansing. The station is rebroadasting AM station WWSJ 1580 St. Johns.


• FM translator W284BQ 104.7 Warren has applied for remain silent authorization as it waits for authorization from the FCC to relocate.



WDMJ AM 1320 Marquette has applied for a 180 day extension of its special temporary authority to operate with daytime power reduced to 280 watts in order to enable the station to reduce its power bill substantially while at the same time continuing to provide city grade coverage to Marquette. The original STA was granted on the basis of the WDMJ's showing that economic conditions in Michigan were severely depressed and that absent the cost savings that WDMJ would realize from the reduced power operations, the station would have been forced to suspend operations until economic conditions improved.



WFBE FM 95.1 Flint has applied for program test authority and its license to cover to begin operations from its new antenna location in Burton. The station is moving from its longtime broadcast home at the old Flint Central high school.



• Recent sign on contemporary Christian WAYO FM 88.9 Benton Harbor was granted its license to cover.


• Low power TV station WUDT Ch. 23 Detroit has applied for its license to cover to broadcast in digital on channel 8.



• After having a major change application dismissed that involved changing the station's community of license and both daytime and nighttime location, Birach Broadcasting's WCXI AM 1160 Fenton has been granted a construction permit to change to two-site operations; if the permit is completed the station will operate during the daytime from Oakland County near Wixom with its nighttime operation remaining unchanged in Genesee County near Fenton. The new daytime facility would use a 3-tower array with 15,000 watts with night operations remaining at 1,000 watts with its current 2-tower array. The station would remain licensed to Fenton.


• WNMU-FM translator W297AE 107.3 Stephenson has applied to move to FM 96.7 due to the sign on of WUPF FM 107.3 in the area.


• No notable activity for April 6 - 9.



WJRT TV 12 Flint has been granted a construction permit to increase its power from 18,200 to 30,000 watts. The station will remain non-directional at 938 feet.


• No notable activity for April 13.



WFUM TV 28 Flint has been granted a construction permit to increase its power from 126,000 to 500,000 watts. The station will remain directional at 836 feet.



• SAID News Foundation is selling the construction permit for WZMI FM 91.9 Reed City to West Central Michigan Media Ministries for $7,000 pending FCC approval and closing. West Central owns and operates recent sign on WGCP FM 91.9 Cadillac.


• Pensacola Christian College has applied to change the frequency of its Benton Harbor FM translator to 91.5 from its previous location at 89.9 where it recently went silent due to the sign on of WAYO FM 88.9.


WDHS TV 8 Iron Mountain has applied for remain silent authorization because "The WDHS digital transmitter ceased operating due to a Klystron malfunction. The applicant intends to repair the malfunction and return the station to operation within the next 90 days".


• No notable activity for April 16 and 19.



• Trinity Broadcasting has taken low power TV station W18BT (analog Ch. 18) Alpena off the air and applied for temporary authority to remain silent. According to the application, the "Licensee has temporarily shut down broadcast operation of W18BT, Alpena, Michigan, due to a reduction in local support which we believe is associated with the national transition from analog to digital broadcasting. The station anticipates completion of a market analysis to determine the viability and level of local support or the alternative possibility of a sale of the station. In the interim we respectfully request special temporary authority to remain dark.


• No notable activity for April 21.



• Low power religious TV station WDWO-CA Detroit has applied for a flash cut which, if approved by the FCC, will allow the station to change from analog to digital operations on Channel 18. WDWO is owned/operated by TCT Ministries, Inc.


• Educational Media Foundation's FM translator in Mason (95.3, W237BY) was granted its license to cover for minor changes (ERP from 27 watts @ 233 feet to 19 watts @ 308 feet).


• Another EMF translator was granted its license to cover for minor changes- W239AU 95.7 Webberville has moved to 95.9 as W240CG. Both W240CG and W237BY carry EMF's contemporary Christian 'Air 1' programming.







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