Sales and Transactions: April 2011 Archives

 

• PBS affliliate WTVS-TV Ch. 56 (uses Ch. 43) Detroit was granted its license to cover for a power increase from 200,000 to 600,000 watts.

 

 

• The sale of ABC affiliates WJRT-TV Ch. 12 Flint and WTVG-TV Ch. 13 Toledo to SJL Broadcasting from The Walt Disney Company has closed.

 

• ABC affiliate WXYZ-TV Ch. 7 (uses Ch. 41) Detroit was granted its license to cover for a power increase from 770,000 watts @ 938 feet to 1,000,000 watts @ 1001 feet.

 

• NBC affiliate WPBN-TV Ch. 7 (uses Ch. 47) Traverse City was granted its license to cover for its move to Ch. 47 (PSIP maps the station to Ch. 7) near Kalkaska. The station had previously been operating with special temporary authority with considerably less power from that location.

 

• No notable activity for April 1 and 4.

 

Please note: With the recent power increases by WTVS (Ch. 56) and WXYZ (Ch. 7) Detroit and WPBN (Ch. 7) Traverse City, viewers in or on the fringe of these markets should consider rescanning their devices to determine if these stations might now be receivable.

 

 

• The license for FM translator W207BR 89.3 Ironwood has been canceled and the call sign deleted from the FCC's database. The translator had been owned by Northwestern College and rebroadcasting the school's religious KDNW FM Duluth, MN.

 

• Classic rock WLJZ FM 94.5 Mackinaw City was granted a construction permit to modify its effective radiated power from 40,000 watts @ 381 feet to 50,000 watts @ 361 feet.

 

• No notable activity for April 6.

 

 

• The on-again, off-again FM translator owned by Radio Power at 104.7 in Detroit, W284BQ, has now applied to move to FM 93.9 where if approved it would still operate at 250 watts but with greatly reduced height. The antenna would also move to the same tower currently shared by WWJ-TV, WTVS-TV, and WMYD-TV along 8 Mile near Wyoming. This move would undoubtably cause and be subject to major co-channel interference from Windsor Ontario's CIDR-FM, which also operates on 93.9. When the translator has been operating, it has been rebroadcasting WRCJ-FM 90.9.

 

• Official filings have been made with the FCC for the merger of Citadel with Cumulus. Other than the previous placement of WBCK AM 930 into trust, all of the two companies' Michigan radio stations will be owned by the new Cumulus should the deal receive approvals. The new group would own 38 radio stations in lower Michigan.

 

• The FCC approved the sale of the construction permit for WUMI FM 90.3 Newberry to West Central Michigan Media Ministries from Korkee, Inc. Sale price was $2,500.

 

• The silent WMTE AM 1340 Manistee has applied for an extension to its remain silent authorization. The station stopped operating in October, 2010.

 

 

• Radio Power has applied for an extension of remain silent authorization for FM translator W230BI FM 93.9 Rochester Hills. The translator has been heard on the air recently testing new facilities on 94.3 Detroit.

 

 

• Radio Power's FM translator W230BI 93.9 Rochester Hills has been granted its license to cover for a frequency change to 94.3 as W232CA, 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 has applied for special temporary authority to remain silent.

 

• The FM translator of WNMU-FM Marquette in Stephenson has been granted its license to cover for a frequency change from 96.7 to 97.3 (W247BQ).

 

 

• The FCC denied a Petition for Reconsideration from Grace Baptist Church in regards to fines for unauthorized operation of its WBLW-FM 88.1 Gaylord, but did reduce the amount of forfeiture from $3,000 to $1,700 due to statute of limitations issues regarding the station's late filing of it's license renewal in 2004. FCC Memorandum Opinion and Order (.pdf)

 

• No notable activity for April 13.

 

 

• The sale of the construction permit for WSHM FM 88.3 to Victor Broadcasting for $1 from By Grace Through Faith was granted by the FCC.

 

 

• FM translator W237BW 95.3 Forest Hills was granted a construction permit to change frequency to 94.9 as W235BN, change community of license to Grand Rapids, and change location from northeast of Grand Rapids to just southwest of downtown. The translator is owned by WYGR AM 1530 and will rebroadcast that station.

 

 

• Country WWWW-FM 102.9 Ann Arbor was granted its license to cover to operate from its new permanent antenna.

 

 

WTCY FM 88.3 Greilickville / Traverse City was granted a modification of its construction permit; power from 2,400 watts @ 584 feet (Class A) to 7,000 watts @ 444 feet (Class C3).

 

• Victor Broadcasting has closed on its purchase of the construction permit for WSHM FM 88.3 Wixom.

 

• FM translator W219DA 91.7 Paw Paw was granted a construction permit to move to 102.5 as W273AR, change community of license to Kalamazoo, increase power to 250 watts, and move from near Paw Paw to Kalamazoo Township. The translator is being purchased from Horizon Christian Fellowship by Cumulus Broadcasting which owns a number of stations in the Kalamazoo market.

 

• No notable activity for April 20.

 

 

• Low power TV station WHNE-LD Ch. 26 Flint applied for special temporary authority to remain silent while it completes an upgrade to its facilities.

 

 

• West Central Michigan Media Ministries closed on the purchase of the construction permit for WUMI FM 90.3 Newberry to from Korkee, Inc. Sale price was $2,500.

 

 

• Digital low power religious TV station WDWO-CD Ch. 18 Detroit was granted a construction permit to change its location from near I-96 and Evergreen in Detroit to near I-696 and Inkster in Southfield. The station will change from 15,000 watts @ 285 feet to 14,000 watts @ 794 feet, increasing its coverage area across Metro Detroit.

 

 

• New station WTCY FM 88.3 Greilickville / Traverse City has signed on and is simulcasting the religious/Catholic programming of sister station WTCK FM 90.9 Charlevoix.

 

• The FCC approved Coolarity A2, LLC's purchase of talk WAAM AM 1600 Ann Arbor from Ann Arbor First Ventures LP for $1,050,000.

 

• Also approved by the FCC was the sale of Heartland Communications trio of Houghton radio stations (classic hits WOLV-FM 97.7, country WHKB-FM 102.3, and standards WCCY AM 1400) for $535,000 to Houghton Community Broadcasting.

 

 

• Roy E. Henderson has closed on the purchase of silent WMTE AM 1340 Manistee from Lake Michigan Broadcasting.

 

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