FCC Doles Out February Call Signs

The Federal Communications Commission handed out new and modified call signs to a number of stations in February.
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The Federal Communications Commission handed out new and modified call signs to a number of stations in February.

New call signs for several low-power FM stations were handed out — KZCM(LP) in Santa Rosa, Calif., to the Santa Rosa Community Media Access Center; WUTY(LP) to Pride Productions in Worchester, Mass.; and KFXP(LP) to St. Francis Xavier Gift Shop in Wenatchee, Wash.

A number of call signs were awarded under names of individuals and not company monikers; the new call sign KSHL(FM) to Richard A. Linn, who is broadcasting country, folk, bluegrass, music and local news to the seaside town of in Waldport, Ore., centered smack in the middle of the state’s long Western coastline. Exactly 2,267 miles away in the southwest corner of Texas, new call sign KDVQ(FM) was awarded to Douglas P. Bennett.

A number of AM stations received approval for call sign changes including two in Richmond, Va.: WLEE (formerly WREJ) to Davidson Media and WREJ (formerly WLEE) to Radio Richmond. Other modified AM call signs include WLMA (formerly WBNM) to Marble City Media in Alexander City, Ala.; KVGH (formerly KFSQ) to the appropriately named Sunnylands Broadcasting in sunny Thousand Palms, Calif.; and KMRV (formerly KFXE) to Wennes Communications Stations in Waukon, Iowa.

Rockledge Church of Christ in Rockledge, Fla., won approval for WZAY(LP) (formerly KRAQ-LP). And a number of higher education groups saw changes: Visible Music College in Memphis received the call sign WVZM(LP), which is a quick flip of a few letters from its former call sign WVMZ(LP). Other educational groups receiving call signs include the new call sign KUWU(LP) to the University of Washington, Bothell in Bothell, Wash. Civic organizations also made the list, including WLNU(LP) (formerly WMJB-LP) to the J.W. McGheeFoundation for Broadcast Arts based in Lenoir City, Tenn.

The complete listing of call-sign assignment can be found here.

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