Strategic Technical Planning for Broadcasters


Skywaves formally objects to the new FCC FM translator interference rule
Over 850 applications were filed in the January window for AM stations to file applications for new FM translators.
Effective date April 10, 2017.
2016 window translators may be moved again.
LED tower lights can save money on power, but many are invisible to the Night Vision Goggles used by the Coast Guard, civilian operators like Medevac helicopters, and the military.
Save some birds, save a little money - but only if your tower is at least 450' tall.
In its Rural Radio proceeding (MB Docket 09-52), the FCC placed new limitations on community changes. A recent release clarifies some of this.
Want to change your station's community in order to do an upgrade? You must read this.
Many FM broadcasters may benefit from the ongoing downgrades of under-height Class C stations.
With the digital conversion of broadcast television, many stations in the NCE reserved band below 92 MHz may upgrade their facilities.
New power to visualize FM upgrade potential.
The FCC now allows two-step minor-change upgrades and relocations.

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Here are a few samples of interesting improvement projects:

Improved coverage for KNOF (now KZGO) from the IDS building in downtown Minneapolis. WUMB moved to a tall tower in Quincy and now covers a greater section of the Boston market.
KMOJ's new signal covers the metro WBPR's new signal covers Worcester

KMOJ's new signal covers the
Minneapolis - Saint Paul market
from Arden Hills

WBPR's new signal covers the Worcester area from the historic Armstrong tower

KDDK Allocation Map KDDK Addis / Baton Rouge, LA

Advanced allocation software reveals upgrade opportunities

KDDK moved from Franklin, LA, to Addis, and now covers Baton Rouge

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