FCC Watch: More Translator Modifications

Here’s the latest Michigan-related FCC broadcast filings:

July 11:  Michigan Community Radio filed an application to make changes for FM translator W247CU (Fort Gratiot Township).  The application seeks to increase the translator’s effective-radiated power to 150 watts.  The translator rebroadcasts the signal of WGRT-FM (Port Huron).

July 6:  The Preservation Association of Beaver Island has applied to modify the facilities of low-power FM station WVBI-LP (Beaver Island).  The licensee is requesting a new transmitter site, ERP and HAAT.

July 6:  The Educational Media Foundation was granted a construction permit for FM translator W240CG (Webberville). The permit is to change the transmitter location to the WITL-FM tower (Lansing) and increase ERP and HAAT. The translator rebroadcasts WITL-FM (presumably one of WITL’s HD channels).

July 5:  Resort Radio has filed an application to assign the license of FM translator W299CB (Manistee) to Smile FM for $18,000.  Smile FM intends to rebroadcast its WSMZ-FM (Crystal Valley).

July 5:  Zamora Broadcasting Systems, Inc. has filed a license to cover application for FM translator W300DI (Dearborn).  This translator was formerly W240DL, operating on 95.9 Mhz.  The new callsign reflects its new frequency of 107.9 Mhz.  The translator is a fill-in translator for WDTW-AM, also licensed to Dearborn.

July 3:  AMC Partners Escanaba, LLC filed a license to cover application for WCMM (Gulliver).  The station recently applied to reduce its effective radiated power to 60kw.

June 30:  Good News Media, Inc. has applied for a transfer-of-control from its non-commercial stations to a new board of directors.  The stations affected are WLJD-FM (Charlevoix), WLJN-AM (Elmwood Township), WLJN-FM (Traverse City), WLJW-AM (Cadillac) and WLJW-FM (Fife Lake).

In addition to these applications, television stations in Michigan have begun the repack process with applications for modified facilities.  Look for a summary of those applications in the weeks to come. 

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