FCC Watch: WZMQ-TV Marquette and WLLZ-LP Traverse City Sold

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

October 18:  MMRC, LLC filed an application to assign the license of WZMQ-TV (Marquette) to WZMQ, LLC.  The purchase price of the station is $103,475.00.  WZMQ, LLC is owned equally by Brian M. Lilley and Kevin T. Lilley of Erie, PA.  A time-brokerage agreement went into effect October 10.

October 18:  Educational Media Foundation filed an application for station license (to cover minor change CP) for non-commercial WLKB-FM (Bay City).  The station operates on 89.1 mHz with 50kw ERP, vertical only.

October 12:  The Board of Trustees, Michigan State University filed a minor change application for FM translator W233CH (East Lansing).  The application proposes to change frequency from 94.5 mHz to 105.1 mHz and increase ERP to 250 watts.  The translator rebroadcasts WKAR-AM (East Lansing).

October 12:  The Board of Trustees, Michigan State University was granted a license for an auxiliary antenna for WKAR-FM (East Lansing).  The auxiliary facilities call for 16.3kw at 140.9 meters HAAT on the existing WKAR-FM tower.

October 10:  Great Northern Broadcasting System, Inc. received approval to transfer the license of WLDR-FM (Traverse City) to N Content Marketing, LLC.  Both companies are owned by Roy E. Henderson and there was no cash consideration.

October 10:  Roy E. Henderson received approval to transfer the license of WARD-AM (Petoskey) to N Content Marketing, LLC.  The assignee is a new LLC established by Henderson and there was no cash consideration.

October 10:  Roy E. Henderson received approval to transfer the license of WBNZ-FM (Frankfort) to N Content Marketing, LLC.  The assignee is a new LLC established by Henderson and there was no cash consideration.

October 6:  Interlochen Center for the Arts filed an application for station license (to cover a minor change CP to change site, ERP and directional pattern) for non-commercial WIAB-FM (Mackinaw City).

October 6:  Smile FM was granted an application for a minor change in licensed facility for non-commercial WSMO-FM (Mount Forest).  The application was for a new tower location and increase in ERP.

October 5:  Gospel Opportunities, Inc. filed an application seeking a CP for a minor change for non-commercial WEUL-FM (Kingsford).  The application is to correct coordinates, elevation and tower height.

October 4:  Leland Straw Memorial Education Fund, Inc. filed an application seeking minor change for the CP for LPFM WBSV-LP  (Berrien Springs).  The application seeks to move to a new transmitter location with a second-channel waiver request.

October 4:  Carroll Enterprises, Inc. filed an application for modification of station license to convert WHST-FM (Tawas City) from non-commercial to commercial operation.  Carroll received approval to acquire the station nine days later from Northern Christian Radio, Inc. (October 13).

October 3:  Radio License Holding CBC, LLC was granted a CP for a minor change in licensed facility for WLAV-FM (Grand Rapids).  The CP seeks to change the transmitter location of the station to the tower of WFUR-FM and decrease HAAT.

September 29:  Battle Creek Community Radio filed an application for license modification for LPFM WGPG-LP (Battle Creek).  The application covers replacement of antenna.

September 27:  Baraga Broadcasting, Inc. filed an application for station license for non-commercial WGZR-FM (Alpena).  The CP was for a new site and ERP increase.

September 25:  Edgewater Broadcasting, Inc. received approval to transfer the license of FM Translator W273CI (Grand Haven) to Smile FM.  The purchase price was $22,000.  The translator rebroadcasts non-commercial WMCQ-FM (Muskegon).

September 20:  P&P Cable Holdings, LLC filed an application to transfer the license of LPTV WLLZ-LP (Cedar-Traverse City) to Freelancer Television Broadcasting, Inc.  The purchase price of the station is listed as $100,000.  Freelancer Television Broadcasting, Inc. also owns  WMNN-LD (Lake City-Cadillac) and holds CPs for additional stations in Colorado.

September 20: Educational Media Foundation filed an application seeking a minor change in licensed facilities for FM Translator W261BH (Flint).  The application seeks to reduce ERP and increase HAAT.  The translator rebroadcasts non-commercial WAKL-FM (Flint).

Call Letter Changes:

October 10:  WCHB-AM (Taylor) to WMUZ-AM
October 10:  WEXL-AM (Royal Oak) to WCHB-AM

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