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WISS(AM) Has an FM Translator

A Wisconsin AM is now operating an FM translator according to wisconsinbroadcasting.com.
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A Wisconsin AM is now operating an FM translator according to wisconsinbroadcasting.com.

W247AZ at 97.3 MHz in Berlin is now carrying WISS(AM), which airs a country format at 1100 kHz, under special temporary authority.

“WISS can now be heard in two places, on AM 1100 and FM 97.3,” the station’s Web site confirms. “Due to federal regulation WISS AM 1100 can only broadcast during daylight hours to prevent interference to other radio stations after sunset. Because of this WISS has added a new station, FM 97.3, to be able to broadcast 24 hours a day. FM 97.3’s signal will cover the Berlin area.”

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