FCC Report 6/20

FCC Actions

Charles Jones’ Gospel 107.5 WVFG Uniontown AL has been fined $3000 for failing to timely file a license renewal. WVFG was required to files its renewal application by December 2, 2019 but did not do so until February 10, 2020. Jones was issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture in February but neither paid the proposed fine then nor filed a written appeal in response.

FCR Broadcasting’s 105.3 W287BE Greenwood IN was fined $1500 for its failure to timely file a license renewal. W287BE was required to file its renewal by April 1, 2020 but did not do so until May 11. It failed to file a written appeal or pay the forfeiture in February.

A pair of LPFM licensees were issued Notices of Apparent Liability For Forfeiture for failing to file their license renewal applications on time. Pierre Educational Radio’s 105.1 KPGN-LP Pierre and Words of Hope Media’s 92.9 KRWH-LP Sioux Falls SD were both required to file their license renewal applications by December 1, 2020 but did not do so until March 1 and January 14 respectively.

The Estate of Robert Cummings Toole’s Classic Country 1400 KBCK and Soft Oldies 96.9 KQRV Deer Lodge MT and B&C Broadcasting’s Adult R&B “Live 104.9” KZWA Moss Bluff each entered Consent Decrees for failing to properly maintain their public files.


The license for Citrus County Association For Retarded Citizens Inc.’s 95.9 WEYK Otter Creek FL was deleted after the station’s Construction Permit went unbuilt.

AM Changes

Mobile Radio Partners’s recently acquired 1320 WVNZ Richmond VA applies to triplex on the site of co-owned 1450 WBTL Highland Springs and 1540 WULT Sandston with 720w day and 14 watts night while changing city-of-license to East Highland Park. WVNZ has been operating via STA with 200w day/8w night since July 2020 after a power amplifier module failure. WVNZ simulcasts the Classic Hits “Boomtown” programming heard on WBTL

Rivera Communications Regional Mexican “La Jefa 1220” WAYE Birmingham AL applies to move to the site of 1400 WJLD Fairfield with 1kW day and 75 watts night.

Norsan Media Regional Mexican “1340 La Raza” WLSG Wilmington NC proposes constructing a new tower to operate with 1kW day and night. The new 160 foot tower will be located in an industrial park and has already gained FAA approval.

After operating under STA since October 2019 when it demolished two of its four towers due to rust and decay, Siga Broadcasting’s Brokered 1540 KGBC Galveston TX applies to make it permanent. KGBC will increase daytime power from 2.5kW to 3.6kW, while decreasing night power from 250 watts to 185.

FM Changes

Nebraska Rural Radio Association Country “94.1 The Brand” KNEB-FM Scottsbluff NE seeks to move to the tower utilized by co-owned 93.3 KMOR Gering and 101.3 KOZY-FM Bridgeport NE with 75kW/339m.

Translator Changes

Station Applicant Freq COL State Power/HAAT Rebroadcast
102.9 W275DA Providence RI Rhode Island Public Radio 102.9 Providence RI 50w/167m 1290 WPVD Providence
101.5 W268AN Plainview NY Apple Community Broadcasting 101.5 Plainview NY 13w/91m 93.5 WVIP New Rochelle
94.7 W234BH West Hazleton PA Columbia FM 94.7 West Hazleton PA 250w/243m 1280 WBWX Berwick
106.3 W292FM Uniontown PA Broadcast Communications 106.3 Uniontown PA 35w vert/-515m 1210 WANB Waynesburg
99.1 W256AL North East PA Inspiration Time 99.1 North East PA 25w horiz/60m 106.3 WCTL Erie
93.5 W228DS Reidsville NC Estuardo Valdemar Rodriguez 93.5 Reidsville NC 10w vert/-203m 1220 WREV Reidsville
106.9 W295CS Kinston NC Estuardo Valdemar Rodriguez 106.9 Kinston NC 10w vert/-20m 1230 WLNR Kinston
92.7 W224DO Lillington NC Estuardo Valdemar Rodriguez 92.7 Lillington NC 10w vert/-60m 1370 WLLN Lillington
106.9 W295BB Daphne AL Goforth Media 106.9 Spanish Fort AL 99w/80m 960 WLPR Prichard
104.9 K285HL Shreveport LA Black Media Works 105.9 Shreveport LA 250w/-54m 92.1 KSYR Benton
100.3 K262CU Scottsbluff NE Nebraska Rural Radio Association 100.3 Scottsbluff NE 250w/315m 960 KNEB Scottsbluff
101.7 K269DO Scottsbluff NE Nebraska Rural Radio Association 101.7 Scottsbluff NE 250w/315m 690 KOLT Terrytown
104.1 K281CV Fort Bragg CA Bicoastal Media 104.1 Fort Bragg CA 170w/-19m 1230 KDAC Fort Bragg
Station Applicant Freq COL State Power/HAAT Rebroadcast

Call Letter Changes

90.1 WCOX-FM Trout Run PA -> WCIN
90.9 WCID Laporte PA -> WCDR
91.3 WCIN Tunkhannock PA -> WCDJ
91.5 WCIM Shenandoah PA -> WCDH
95.3 WNOU Drew MS -> WNLA-FM
96.1 WLXO Stamping Ground KY -> WWRW
96.7 WUDE Portville NY -> WCOR-FM
100.9 WMTT-FM Horseheads NY -> WCID
101.9 WZKZ Alfred NY -> WCOQ
103.9 WCGH Eldred PA -> WCOP
104.9 WPHD Montour Falls NY -> WCIM
105.5 WWRW Mount Sterling KY -> WLXO
106.1 WCOP Farmington Township PA -> WCGH
107.7 WCIG Dallas PA -> WLGD

This story first appeared on radioinsight.com