WFCR Switches AM Frequencies
Mon Mar 12 19:22:16 EST 2007
Aaron Read wrote:
> I don't know how one checks for this sort of filing, though. I spent a
> few minutes perusing the AM Query (www.fcc.gov/mb/audio/amq.html) and
> not seeing anything obvious that marked WPNI as a non-comm. Or other
> stations (like WBUR-AM) that I'm pretty sure filed to operate as a
It makes a certain amount of sense that WPNI would not have filed for
NCE status, since WFCR isn't operating the station, only leasing time on
it for programming. How hands-off is WFCR where WPNI is concerned? When
I was up that way a year or so ago seeing some western Mass.
transmitters, the tour included both the studios and transmitter of
WFCR. I asked about WPNI, and the answer was that the WFCR engineers
don't even have a key to the transmitter building.
I expect, from what I've read so far, that the arrangement with WNNZ
will be similar - once the programming leaves WFCR's studios, everything
will be in Clear Channel's hands. The public file will stay at CC
Springfield, the CC engineer(s) will handle transmitter maintenance, etc.
I would be very surprised to see WNNZ file for NCE status.
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