Legal IDs and shared-time stations

Douglas Broda
Thu Oct 6 09:29:28 EDT 2011

And I neglected to send the message I sent to the list and sent it 
directly to Dan in error... oops. (FYI, I actually do try to read this 
email, which I use for this list and a legal mailing list. Messages sent 
from the mailing lists actually filter to my business email address, but 
the disclaimer is at the bottom because lawyers and clients who might 
trip over either list could send an email to this address that I don't 
see for days, so I have to cover my tailfeathers with that sig. Us 
lawyers do that CYA stuff all the time.)

KLNI-FM appears to broadcast from the same location as KWLC, on the 
colleger campus, albeit with a CP to move to share tower with co-owned 
KLCD. (Per

The tower locations of KDEC AM and FM appear to be at the same location, 
as does their studio address, if I am reading things correctly.

On 10/5/2011 8:57 AM, Dan.Strassberg wrote:
> Hi, Scott: Thanks! Doug Broda had informed me yesterday of the
> continued existence of the Chicago and Decorah pairs. Doug's message
> said not to reply to him because he rarely looks in the mailbox from
> which he sent the message. So I wrote the attached reply and took care
> to address it to the entire list. Alas, however, after I dispatched
> the message, I checked my own copy and discovered that, somewhere
> along the line, my instructions to send it to the list apparently
> disappeared, leaving the message to flow only to the mailbox that Doug
> almost never opens. Some of what I learned is interesting,
> particularly in view of KWLC's very limited operating hours. Unless
> the college that owns KWLC maintains or leases the 410' (186-degree)
> tower to also host an FM signal, the use of such a tall tower by a
> noncommercial Class C AM that is licensed to a small agricultural
> community and that operates only about 40 hours per week seems truly
> bizarre. In fact, KDEC's use of a 93-degree tower, which requires
> illumination, is also bizarre when a 199-foot tower would normally not
> require illumination and would provide coverage so close to that of
> the 205' tower that the difference would be essentially unmeasurable.
> Anyhow, I received the calendar yesterday. Thanks. NICE JOB!!!
> -----
> Dan Strassberg (
> eFax 1-707-215-6367
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Scott Fybush" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2011 10:37 PM
> Subject: Re: Legal IDs and shared-time stations
>> On 10/3/2011 6:30 AM, Dan.Strassberg wrote:
>>> I believe that the US AM band has seen (heard?) the last of the
>>> shared-time stations. I think it left the air two or three years
>>> ago.
>>> It shared time with WIBW Topeka KS, but I can't remember the calls
>>> (KFKU?). There are now one or two such on FM, however, including
>>> one
>>> four-way time-share that was authorized in the last year or two.
>> There are at least two remaining AM share-times that I know of.
>> In Chicago (technically, Cicero IL), 1450 is shared by WCEV
>> (multilingual ethnic, mostly Eastern European) and WRLL (Spanish).
>> This is actually a relatively recent share-time, created in 1978
>> after then-WVON 1450 bought the better 1390 signal (ex-WGES, WNUS,
>> etc.) and surrendered the 1450 facility. WFMT, the commercial
>> classical station, became the interim licensee to keep the signal
>> alive, but a comparative hearing process eventually yielded two new
>> licensees for 1450.
>> And in little Decorah, Iowa, commercial KDEC shares 1240 with Luther
>> College's KWLC. KWLC operates from 10 PM-1 AM weeknights and all day
>> on weekends. KDEC apparently had a never-built CP to move to 1200 by
>> itself in the early 1980s.
>> s

Douglas J. Broda
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