Tag: FCC

CC & Aloha File to Swap WSYR-FM / WPHR-FM Calls

SYRACUSE -- Another sign that helps confirm the still-unconfirmed buzz that Clear Channel is transitioning 106.9FM from the urban-AC "Power" to a simulcast of sister station NewsRadio 570 WSYR.  The FCC's call sign database shows an application was filed yesterday to bring the WSYR-FM calls back to Syracuse.

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FCC Website Takes Weekend Off

WASHINGTON, DC -- Apparently, even the FCC's website gets to take some time off this holiday season.  A temporary FCC homepage says "the normal FCC website and related electronic filing systems and documents" will not be available until 6:00am on Monday, December 20.  The message attributes the outage to "scheduled maintenance."  Hopefully you weren't planning […]

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Mars Hill Wants to Move Future Station

COLD BROOK -- Although the Mars Hill Network gained FCC approval to build a new FM station in Herkimer County in 2008, the project is going through another round of scrutiny from the Commission. That's because the Syracuse-based religious broadcaster wants to change the transmission site for the new station.

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FCC Axes Applications for 4 New Local Stations

WASHINGTON, DC -- According to today's "Broadcast Actions" list issued by the FCC's Media Bureau, construction permit applications for dozens of new FM radio stations -- including some in Central New York -- have been dismissed.  The applications were "mutually exclusive" (plain English: they conflicted with other applications), forcing the FCC to get into a more-detailed […]

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POTW: Early Days of WIBX (c. 1926)

UTICA/ROME -- News/talker WIBX 950 turns 85 years old on Sunday.  We hadn't realized the big milestone was approaching until reader Jerry Reed sent in a picture from the very early days of the station -- along with a history of the station he compiled in 1991.  So we have not only a picture, but […]

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FCC Freezes New LPTV and TV Translator Apps

WASHINGTON -- The FCC's Media Bureau announced a temporary freeze on applications for new digital low-power television (LPTV) stations and TV translators "in so-called 'rural areas,'" effective immediately. The agency says holding those apps will allow staffers to focus on efforts to make more room for mobile broadband.

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FCC Approves Sale of ESPN Radio Ithaca

ITHACA/CORTLAND -- The sale (or in FCC speak, the "voluntary assignment of license") of ESPN Radio 1160 (WPIE) from Pembrook Pines to Taughannock Media has been approved by the FCC.  Notice of the approval, granted this past Monday, was released to the public today.  The $150,000 deal was announced last month, with Taughannock controlling the station […]

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FCC Reverses $7,000 Order Against Former WAMF Owner

FULTON -- The Federal Communications Commission today released a ruling made on Friday, that it would cancel a $7,000 "forfeiture" it had levied in 2007 against Fulton station WAMF 1300 for licensing violations. The reason given by the FCC: it "has since learned" of then-owner Don DeRosa's passing, which happened three months ago.

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Roser Brings Beautiful Music to 95.5 FM

UTICA/ROME -- Many of the songs featured on "Beautiful Music" (WUTQ/WADR) may have been big hits when AM Radio was the only choice, but fans of the format don't have to keep listening on AM anymore. Roser Communications Network has turned the simulcast into a trimulcast, with the addition of a new FM translator.

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WCNY Applies to Move Antenna

SYRACUSE -- Classic FM (WCNY) has requested permission to move its transmitter to the relatively new TV tower on Sentinel Heights. Word comes from Scott Fybush's NorthEast Radio Watch that WCNY wants to move from its older tower in Pompey. Updated 6/22 with additional information.

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