Bonneville AM station WTOP — the latest AM to use those letters, anyway — is now WBQH.
That call sign change in the Washington area is just one among the latest batch of changes approved by the FCC Media Bureau, shown below.
The list covers the period June 18 to July 28.
(Bonneville retains the legacy call letters on its FM outlet in the nation’s capital and uses them across several platforms. Meanwhile this AM call sign change is just the latest in a series involving those famous letters. The call sign for six decades was used on the frequency that is now Bonneville’s WFED, Federal News Radio, at 1500 kHz. When Bonneville expanded and migrated its successful news format to the FM dial at 103.5 some years back, it brought along the WTOP letters with it, supplanting WGMS.
The company has more recently used the WTOP letters for the 1050 channel, more than once; but it now is airing a leased Mexican format, “La Mera Mera 1050 AM.” Bonneville meantime retains WTOP(FM) and that successful news brand.)
Call Signs Reserved for Pending Sales Applicants
Call SignServiceRequested ByCityStateFile-NumberFormer Call SignWQOMAMHOLY FAMILY COMMUNICATIONSNATICKMABAL-20100709AEEWBIXWSQVFMSCHLESINGER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.LOCK HAVENPABALH-20100714ACNWSNUWZFRFMFAITH RADIO NETWORK, INC.EASTPOINTFL20100623AIHWOYY
New or Modified Call Signs
Effective DateCall SignServiceAssigned ToCityStateFile NumberFormer Call Sign 06/22/2010 WBQH AM BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY SILVER SPRING MD WTOP 06/23/2010 KIXM FM JACKSON RADIO GROUP, INC. VICTOR ID KRVQ 06/24/2010 KBIK FM TALLGRASS BROADCASTING, LLC INDEPENDENCE KS KIND-FM 06/24/2010 KLWO FM EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION LONGVIEW WA 20100201ABQ KWYQ 06/24/2010 WVXR FM VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO RANDOLPH VT 20100309ABN WCVR-FM 06/25/2010 KFTE FM THE FORT COLLINS/LAFAYETTE DIVESTITURE TRUST ABBEVILLE LA KPEL-FM 06/25/2010 KHHM FM ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC SACRAMENTO CA KBMB 06/25/2010 KPEL-FM FM REGENT BROADCASTING OF LAFAYETTE, LLC BREAUX BRIDGE LA KFTE 06/28/2010 KCHH FM GAP BROADCASTING BILLINGS LICENSE, LLC WORDEN MT KMHK 06/29/2010 KKKO-LP LP COCOLA BROADCASTINBG COMPANIES, LLC SOLEDAD CA KMBY-LP 06/29/2010 KMBY-LD LD COCOLA BROADCASTINBG COMPANIES, LLC TEMPLETON CA K19HW-D 07/01/2010 KIND-FM FM TALLGRASS BROADCASTING, LLC ELK CITY KS KBIP 07/01/2010 KQBZ FM TACKETT-BOAZMAN BROADCASTING LP BROWNWOOD TX KXYL-FM 07/01/2010 KXYL-FM FM TACKETT-BOAZMAN BROADCASTING LP COLEMAN TX KQBZ 07/01/2010 WPMH AM CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION PORTSMOUTH VA WRJR 07/01/2010 WRJR AM CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION CLAREMONT VA WPMH 07/01/2010 WWAC FM ATLANTIC BROADCASTING OF LINWOOD LIMITED LIABILITY CO. OCEAN CITY NJ WJSE 07/03/2010 WNNG-LD LD GEORGIA EAGLE MEDIA, INC. WARNER ROBINS GA WRWR-LD 07/03/2010 WRWR-LD LD GEORGIA EAGLE MEDIA, INC. WARNER ROBINS GA W38EJ-D 07/05/2010 KMHK FM GAP BROADCASTING BILLINGS LICENSE, LLC BILLINGS MT KBBB 07/06/2010 KBTK FM GRENAX BROADCASTING II, LLC KACHINA VILLAGE AZ KFLX 07/06/2010 KFLX FM GRENAX BROADCASTING III LLC CHINO VALLEY AZ KBTK 07/06/2010 WCGX FM CITICASTERS LICENSES, INC. DUBLIN OH WRXS 07/07/2010 KLJY FM GATEWAY CREATIVE BROADCASTING, INC. CLAYTON MO BALH-20091026AAX KFUO-FM 07/07/2010 KOAC-FM FM OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING ASTORIA OR 20100121AAF KWYA 07/08/2010 KDSP FM MORELAND PROPERTIES, LLC GREENWOOD VILLAGE CO KCUV 07/08/2010 WSCZ FM MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. WINNSBORO SC WIGL 07/09/2010 KBMB AM ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC BLACK CANYON CITY AZ KMIA 07/11/2010 KRXF FM GCC BEND, LLC BEND OR KXIX 07/11/2010 KXIX FM FIELDS POND GROUP SUNRIVER OR KRXF 07/13/2010 KSSR-FM FM ESQUIBEL LLC SANTA ROSA NM KKJY 07/14/2010 KNUT FM CHOICE BROADCASTING COMPANY TAMUNING GU KCNM-FM 07/15/2010 KRMX FM M&M BROADCASTERS, LTD. MARLIN TX KLRK 07/16/2010 KBNH AM HARNEY COUNTY RADIO, LLC BURNS OR 20100514AJD KZZR 07/16/2010 KORC-FM FM HARNEY COUNTY RADIO, LLC BURNS OR 20100514AJE KQHC 07/16/2010 WQSI FM NEW WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC. TUSKEGEE AL WTGZ 07/16/2010 WTGZ FM TIGER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. UNION SPRINGS AL WQSI 07/19/2010 KAAZ FM BRAHMIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION MEDICINE BOW WY KMJY 07/19/2010 KFYZ FM RINCON BROADCASTING LS LLC SANTA BARBARA CA KIST-FM 07/19/2010 KIST-FM FM RINCON BROADCASTING LS LLC ELLWOOD CA KSPE-FM 07/19/2010 KOBW FM CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC. HOUMA LA KYRK 07/19/2010 KSPE AM RINCON BROADCASTING LS LLC SANTA BARBARA CA KIST 07/19/2010 WNRW FM CC LICENSES, LLC SALEM IN WZKF 07/20/2010 WYNF AM CAPSTAR TX LLC AUGUSTA GA WSGF 07/21/2010 KLBO FM COLORADIO, INC. LIMON CO KAVD 07/22/2010 KLRK AM M&M BROADCASTERS, LTD. MEXIA TX KRQX 07/22/2010 KREL AM PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC. COLORADO SPRINGS CO KKKK 07/22/2010 WOGF FM NATURE COAST BROADCASTING, INC. INGLIS FL WIFL 07/24/2010 WRKN FM RADIO LICENSE HOLDING CBC, LLC LAPLACE LA WDVW 07/27/2010 WTOK-FM FM MSG RADIO, INC. SAN JUAN PR WIAC-FM 07/28/2010 WRTO-FM FM LICENSE CORPORATION #2 GOULDS FL WURM