FCC Watch: Translator Upgrades and Ownership Changes

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

June 28:  The application by Mentor Partners, Inc. to modify the facilities of FM translator W299BE (Big Rapids) was granted.   The application is to change the transmitter site and height above average terrain (HAAT). The translator rebroadcasts the company’s WBRN-AM (Big Rapids).

June 28:  An application to assign the license of WXMI-TV (Grand Rapids) from WXMI, LLC (Tribune Media) to Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. was filed.   The assignment application also includes the licenses for W42CB-D (Hesperia) and W17DF-D (Muskegon).

June 27: Midwest Communications, Inc. was granted an application for direct measurement for WKZO-AM (Kalamazoo).

June 26: Both the license renewal application and the assignment of license application for WMXG-FM (Stephenson) from Escanaba License Corp. to AMC Partners Escanaba, Inc. was granted.

June 26: The application by AMC Partners Escanaba, Inc. for a construction permit to reduce the power of WCMM-FM (Gulliver) was granted.  The power reduction was to eliminate market coverage overlap.

June 23:  An application for license to cover a construction permit for low-power FM station WFAH-LP (Flint) was granted.  The station is licensed to Greater Flint Arts Council.

June 23: An application for license to cover a construction permit for low-power FM station WFOV-LP (Flint) was granted.  The station is licensed to Flint Odyssey House, Inc.

June 19:  An application was filed by Educational Media Foundation for FM translator W240CG (Webberville).  The application seeks 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).

June 14: the application for assignment of license for WCHB-AM (Taylor) from Radio One of Detroit, LLC to WMUZ Radio, Inc. was approved.

June 14: the application of Family Life Broadcasting System to modify the construction permit of FM translator W231CV (Holly) was approved.  The application sought to change the transmitter site, ERP and HAAT.  The translator rebroadcasts the company’s WUFL-AM (Sterling Heights).

June 5, Up North Radio, LLC filed a license application to modify the license of WBZX-FM (Big Rapids) to cover replacement of its antenna.

June 2,  Educational Media Foundation was granted an application for minor changes to FM translator W262BD (Dimondale). The application is to increase the effective radiated power of the translator from 22 watts to 99 watts.  The translator rebroadcasts the signal of WWSJ-AM, St. Johns.

May 31, Caron Broadcasting, Inc. filed an license application to cover a construction permit for FM translator W224CC (Detroit).  The construction permit was for a power increase from 70 to 90 watts effective-radiated power. The translator rebroadcasts the signal of WLVQ-AM, Detroit.

May 25, WRVM, Inc. received approval for a minor-change application for FM translator W237AW, licensed to Iron River, MI. The application was for a power change from 50 to 55 watts effective radiated power. The translator rebroadcasts the signal of WMVM-FM (Goodman, Wisc.).

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