Sales and Transactions: January 2011 Archives

 

WRQC FM 91.3 East Tawas has applied for Remain Silent Authorization from the FCC as it "retools the station's programming to better serve the needs and interests of the listening area". The application states that WRQC anticipates returning to the air in about three months; it went silent on January 1st.

 

• Trinity Broadcasting's Detroit LPTV station has been granted its license to cover to move from analog Ch. 66 (W66BV) to digital Ch. 47 as W47DL-D.

 

• The digital TV translator for WOOD-TV on Channel 46 near Muskegon was granted its license to cover. The translator helps fill in coverage for the station along the Lake Michigan shoreline near Muskegon.

 

• No notable activity for December 23, 27-30, and January 3-7.

 

 

• FM translator W284BQ 104.7 was granted its license to cover to increase power from 50 to 250 watts @ 952 feet, move its transmitter from Warren to Royal Oak Township, and change community of license from Warren to Detroit. The translator has been rebroadcasting classical/jazz WRCJ FM 90.9 Detroit.

 

 

• ChristianRadioBroadcasting.org was granted a construction permit for new non-commercial FM station to be licensed to Munising on 89.7. The Class C3 station would operate with 19,000 watts @ 154 feet with a transmitter southeast of Munising in Alger County. ChristianRadioBroadcasting.org now holds two non-commercial construction permits in the U.P.

 

• The FM translator of WNMU-FM Marquette in Stephenson (W244CM) was granted a construction permit to change frequency from 96.7 to 97.3. The translator had previously moved from 107.3 and is moving again to avoid interference from WDBK-FM, WUPG-FM, and WSFQ-FM.

 

• Contemporary Christian WSLI FM 90.9 was granted its license to cover to change from 2,900 watts (V) @ 98 feet (Class A) to 11,500 watts (V) @ 239 feet, directional (Class B1). Belding is located northeast of Grand Rapids.

 

• The FCC approved the transfer (via donation) of analog LPTV station W18BT Ch. 18 Alpena from Trinity Broadcasting to Minority Media Telecommunications.

 

• The sale of the construction permit for WTCY FM 88.3 Greilickville / Traverse City from the Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools to Baraga Broadcasting was approved by the FCC. Sale price was $10,000 and will likely expand Baraga's network of religious/Catholic stations in northern Michigan.

 

• Due to technical issues with the station's antenna, adult contemporary WLXT FM 96.3 Petoskey is operating at reduced power (50,000 instead of 100,000 watts) until a replacement antenna can be installed.

 

• No notable activity for January 12-14 and 18-20.

 

 

• Cumulus Broadcasting has agreed to purchase FM translator W219DA 91.7 Paw Paw from Horizon Christian Fellowship for $12,500 pending FCC approval and closing. Cumulus plans to apply to move the translator to FM 102.5 and move it closer to Kalamazoo so that it can rebroadcast the HD2 stream of WRKR-FM 107.7 Kalamazoo.

 

 

• Silent FM translator W230BI 93.9 Rochester Hills has been granted a construction permit for changes: frequency to 94.3, location from Rochester Hills to Royal Oak Township, power from 250 watts @ 112 feet to 99 watts @ 909 feet directional and community of license to Detroit.

The translator would be co-located with owner Radio Power's other Detroit-area translator on FM 104.7. Both translators list WRCJ-FM 90.9 as the station they will be rebroadcasting on applications with the FCC; this may change in the near future as WRCJ does not require fill-in assistance in the part of metro Detroit these translators will serve and WRCJ also does not currently broadcast in HD with secondary streams.

When operating, the translators could disappoint area listeners of full-power stations from nearby Detroit (WIOT 104.7 Toledo, OH and CKSY 94.3 Chatham, ON) as they will either eliminate reception of WIOT and CKSY or drastically increase interference. WIOT's protected service area only extends into the southern portion of the Detroit metro area and CKSY does not have any protected service area in the USA.

 

• Low power TV station WLPC-LP Ch. 26 Detroit has applied for special temporary authority to resume analog operations on Ch. 38; the station was asked by the CRTC (Canada's broadcast regulator) to stop its analog broadcasts on Ch. 26; Windsor's CHWI-TV Ch. 60 moved to Ch. 26 earlier this month. WLPC has a construction permit for a digital companion channel on Ch. 40.

 

• Low power TV station W67CS Ch. 67 Sault Ste. Marie has been granted a construction permit to flash-cut to digital operations on Channel 28.

 

• Recent sign-on WSMZ FM 88.3 Crystal Valley (near Hart) was granted its license to cover to increase power from 1,100 to 1,500 watts.

 

 

• Low power TV station WLPC-LP Ch. 26 Detroit was granted special temporary authority to resume analog operations on Channel 38.

 

• No notable activity for January 26 - 27.

 

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