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FCC Releases Call Signs

Expect 120 new or modified call signs assigned by the FCC Media Bureau in July

July was a busy month when it came to assigning new and modified call signs.

One hundred and twelve of the 120 new or modified call signs were for AM, FM or low-power stations, with more than 70 stations being dedicated as LPFM. New stations or those with updated call signs will be in remote outposts like Naknek, Ala., and Wahiawa, Hawaii, as well as in metropolises like Salt Lake City and Houston, where, for example, a new LPFM station will be operating under the call sign KOYM(LP).

Others had their call signs modified in an ode to their unique locale. Honoring its “bad” location, Badlands Airtime LLC had the call sign KBAD(FM) reserved in Sioux Falls, S.D., pending a sale.

Though not as numerous as its low-power counterparts, there were 13 AM call sign modifications, including the newly named KVOQ in Denver, newly named KPIO in Loveland, Colo., and newly named WKYY in Lancaster, Ky.

A number of new call signs were assigned in the south, including in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina, though others pop up on the West Coast in Oregon and Washington state.

The full list can be seen here.